Professor Karin Jandeleit-Dahm is a clinician scientist and has been involved in cardiovascular research in the area of diabetes, hypertension and renal disease for more than 10 years. She is the Head of the Basic Research Domain at the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and leads her own laboratory “Diabetes and Kidney Disease”. She holds Adjunct Professorships of Medicine at Monash University and with the University of Hannover, Germany. Her clinical appointments include the Alfred Hospital and the Baker IDI Clinics where she is heads a renal clinic.
Her main research area focuses on the vascular complications in diabetes including diabetes associated micro-and macrovasuclar disease. She has developed and published on new models of diabetes- associated accelerated atherosclerosis and renal disease and aims to identify new targets to better treat and prevent vascular complications in diabetes.
Her work has also been published in high impact journals including Circulation, Circulation Research, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Diabetes and Diabetologia. She serves on several Editorial Boards including Diabetologia, the leading European Diabetes journal, PLos One, Clinical Science and the Journal of Molecular Medicine. She also regularly reviews grants and fellowships for NHMRC, NHF, DART and international grant funding bodies including the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and the New Zealand Health Research Council (HRC).