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Dr Yow Keat Tham

BSc(Hons) (Monash University)

Yow Keat is a final year PhD student affiliated to Monash University currently working in the Cardiac Hypertrophy Laboratory under the supervision of Associate Professor Julie McMullen. He previously worked as a research assistant under Julie for a number of years before pursuing his PhD. Yow Keat completed his honours degree in 2009, investigating the action of various transcription factors in the nicotine biosynthesis pathway in tobacco plants. His current PhD and research interest involves looking at changes to cardiac lipid profiles in both physiological and pathological cardiac hypertrophy.


  • Baker Institute Travel Award (2016)
  • ISHR (Australasian section) Student Investigator Presentation Finalist (2016)
  • ISHR (Australasian section) Student Travel Bursary (2016)
  • ISHR World Congress Young Investigator Travel Award (2016)
  • ASMR Student Symposium, Best Oral for Final Year PhD or equivalent (2016)
  • ISHR (Australasian section) PhD Student Publication Prize winner (2015)
  • ISHR (Australasian section) Student Investigator Presentation Finalist (2015)
  • Baker Institute Bright Sparks Top-up Stipend (2015)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (2016)

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