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Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka

Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka

Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka

+61390354499 | jennifer.wilkinsonberka@unimelb.edu.au

Position:
Head, School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Unit(s):
The University of Melbourne

Jennifer was appointed Head of the School of Biomedical Sciences in August 2020. In the previous year, Jennifer became Head of the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne following over 12 years in research and leadership roles at Monash University. These positions included Associate Dean Research (Central Clinical School) and Acting Head of the Department of Immunology and Pathology. Jennifer has a longstanding research interest in the contribution of the renin-angiotensin aldosterone system to diabetic complications stemming from her time in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology (now Neuroscience) and Department of Physiology at the University of Melbourne. She currently heads a research laboratory in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience that investigates vasoactive factors and the immune system in neovascular retinopathies with a view to developing new therapeutics for clinical translation.