Personal details

Name
Dr Natalie Pecheniuk
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Cardiovascular Medicine and Haematology, Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics, Clinical Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 6184
Fax
+61 7 3138 6030
Email
Location
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Identifiers and profiles
LinkedIn
Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations

COUNCIL SECRETARY, Thrombosis and Haemostasis society of Aust & NZ (THANZ) thanz.org.au

MEMBER – International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH)

VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW – Australian Red Cross Blood Transfusion Service

CONVENOR – BLOOD2018, Joint meeting of the HSANZ, ANZSBT and THANZ; Brisbane.

Keywords

blood coagulation, clotting factors, thrombosis, haemorrhagic shock, lipoproteins, transfusion, coagulopathy

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Blood clots are the leading cause of death in Australia and are associated with stroke, deep vein thrombosis (DVT), pulmonary embolism (PE) and coronary heart disease. Approximately 30,000 Australians are hospitalised each year due to DVT and/or PE.

Haemostasis is the biological process that occurs in response to vascular trauma to prevent blood loss from the body. The blood coagulation pathway results from a cascade of protease activations occurring via separate pathways that merge together in a common pathway to form thrombin, a key player in the formation of the fibrin blood clot. Blood coagulation is controlled by anticoagulant pathways and the formed clots are dissolved by fibrinolysis in order to prevent deleterious thrombosis from occurring. In addition to circumstantial factors, both biochemical and genetic risk factors in the procoagulant, anticoagulant and fibrinolytic pathways can favour the predisposition of blood clotting and thrombosis. This complex process requires balanced interaction of the endothelium, platelets and proteins involved in procoagulant, anticoagulant and fibrinolytic pathways; if the balance is tipped in favour of coagulation, thrombosis may result.

The research interests of the lab are focused not only on the mechanisms of the biochemical or genetic risks on blood coagulation pathways but also investigate in a translational research setting how they associate with clinical conditions which show a thrombotic phenotype or excessive coagulopathy.

This information has been contributed by Dr Natalie Pecheniuk.

Teaching

LS40 Study Area Leader, Biochemistry Unit Coordinator

LQB381 Biochemistry,

LQB184 Biomedical Skills 1,

LQB286 Biomedical Skills 2

This information has been contributed by Dr Natalie Pecheniuk.

Experience

ACADEMIC AND CAREER APPOINTMENTS

Snr Lecturer  | Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Health

Lecturer | James Cook University, Townsville School of Pharmacy and Molecular Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Molecular Sciences

Staff Scientist; Senior Research Associate; Post-doctoral Fellow – Researcher | The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA, USA Division of Translational Vascular Medicine, Department of Molecular and Experimental Medicine     

PhD| Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

Sessional Academic | Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

This information has been contributed by Dr Natalie Pecheniuk.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Appointment to State/National/International Reference Group or Government Committees
Reference year
2015
Details
SECRETARY of council - Thrombosis and Haemostasis society of Australia and New Zealand
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2017
Details
THANZ Convenor - BLOOD2018 Joint meeting of HSANZ, ANZSBT & THANZ
Type
Visiting Professorships/Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Visiting Research Fellow, Australian Red Cross Blood Service
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2010
Details
The Kanematsu Memorial Award (The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia)
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2016
Details
Vice-Chancellor's Performance Award (Faculty of Health)
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Invited Symposium Speaker AIMS AACB 2016
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2009
Details
Invited Local Speaker - HAA2009