Professor Richard Harvey received his PhD in 1982 from the University of Adelaide, training in molecular biology. He undertook postdoctoral studies in embryology at Harvard University with Doug Melton, and then moved to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, establishing an independent group. In 1998, he relocated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, where he is currently Co-Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division. His research focuses on the genetic basis of heart development, pathological mechanisms underlying congenital heart disease, biology and origins of adult cardiac stem cells, and cardiac regeneration. He holds the Sir Peter Finley Professorship of Heart Research at the University of New South Wales and is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, The Royal Society of London and EMBO. He has been awarded the Julian Wells Medal, President’s Medal (Australia and New Zealand Society of Cell and Developmental Biology) and Lemberg Medal (Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), and New South Wales Ministerial Prize for Cardiovascular Research.
Co-Deputy Director and Head, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division, Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute