Richard Harvey (scientist)

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Richard Harvey
AM, FRS
Professor Richard Harvey FRS.jpg
Richard Harvey at the Royal Society admissions day in London in 2016
Alma materUniversity of Adelaide
Scientific career
FieldsMolecular biology; Embryology
Institutions
ThesisThe isolation and characterisation of chicken histone genes (1981)
Websitewww.victorchang.edu.au/home/about/our-people/about-faculty-detail/?faculty_name=prof-richard-harvey

Richard Paul Harvey AM, FRS,[1] a molecular biologist, is the Sir Peter Finley professor of Heart Research at the University of New South Wales and Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division at the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute.[2][3]

Education[edit]

Harvey was educated at the University of Adelaide, where he received his PhD in 1982 for research on histone genes.[4]

Career and research[edit]

Following his PhD, Harvey was a postdoctoral researcher in embryology at Harvard University with Douglas A. Melton,[5][6] and then moved to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, establishing an independent group. In 1998, he relocated to the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, where he is Co-Deputy Director and Head of the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Division.[1]

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.[1]

Awards and honours[edit]

Harvey is an elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science[when?] and was elected a Member of the European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) in 1988.[7] 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. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016.[1]

In 2017 Harvey was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine in the field of cell biology and cardiovascular research, and through scientific leadership roles.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Anon (2016). "Professor Richard Harvey FRS". London: Royal Society. Archived from the original on 2016-04-29. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:

    "All text published under the heading 'Biography' on Fellow profile pages is available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License." --"Royal Society Terms, conditions and policies". Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 9 March 2016.

  2. ^ "Professor Richard Paul Harvey". Darlinghurst, New South Wales: victorchang.edu.au. Archived from the original on 2016-03-07.
  3. ^ Santini, Maria Paola; Forte, Elvira; Harvey, Richard P.; Kovacic, Jason C. (2016). "Developmental origin and lineage plasticity of endogenous cardiac stem cells". Development. 143 (8): 1242–1258. doi:10.1242/dev.111591. PMID 27095490.
  4. ^ Harvey, Richard Paul (1981). The isolation and characterization of chicken histone genes (PhD thesis). University of Adelaide. OCLC 222750388.
  5. ^ Harvey, R.P.; Melton, D.A. (1988). "Microinjection of synthetic Xhox-1A homeobox mRNA disrupts somite formation in developing Xenopus embryos". Cell. 53 (5): 687–697. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(88)90087-6. PMID 2897242.
  6. ^ Rebagliati, M.R.; Weeks, D.L.; Harvey, R.P.; Melton, D.A. (1985). "Identification and cloning of localized maternal RNAs from xenopus eggs". Cell. 42 (3): 769–777. doi:10.1016/0092-8674(85)90273-9. PMID 2414011.
  7. ^ "EMBO ASSOCIATE MEMBER: Richard P. Harvey". Heidelberg: embo.org.
  8. ^ "Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia (A-L)" (PDF). 2017 Australia Day Honours List. Office of the Governor-General of Australia. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-26.