Song completed his PhD at Monash University investigating the role of purines in central control of the cardiovascular system. He moved to the UK in 2003 for his post-doctoral training in the Department of Clinical Sciences and Bristol Heart Institute at the University of Bristol with Julian Paton and David Murphy.

In 2006 he received a Wellcome Trust VIP award for his work on central control of autonomic function. He was awarded a British Heart Foundation Basic Science Intermediate Research Fellowship in 2007. His group’s main focus was investigating the central changes associated with cardiovascular disease with a specific focus on heart failure.

In 2011, he returned to Australia to join the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health where he now heads the Neurovascular Biology Laboratory. He is currently an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and is funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia.

His laboratory is currently investigating the effects of neuroinflammation, blood-brain barrier disruption and central autonomic dysfunction in animal models of hypertension and heart failure.

Key Collaborators:

Prof Vagner Antunes, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prof Alex Gourine, University College London, UK

Dr Gareth Ackland, Queen Mary University London, UK

Dr Davide Martelli, University of Bologna, Italy

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade


Awards and achievements

Clinical Sciences Prize, 2011
HBPRCA prize, 2011
FINMH prize, 2013

Research Papers

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