Sarena La

Sarena La

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Sarena is currently undertaking her PhD candidature with Translational Vascular Function Research Collaborative at the Basil Hetzel Institute & The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, supervised by A/Prof. Rosanna Tavella, Dr. Tharshy Pasupathy & Prof. John Beltrame. 

Her interest lies in patients with the NOCA (Non-Obstructive Coronary Arteries) syndromes. 


  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2020 - ongoing Data Entry Assistant University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2021 Award Innovation & Commercial Partners Prize University of Adelaide Australia 100
    2020 Scholarship Research Training Program Scholarship (RTPS) University of Adelaide Australia
    2020 Award Adelaide Graduate Award University of Adelaide Australia
    2019 Scholarship The Hospital Research Foundation Honours Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2020 - 2023 University of Adelaide Australia PhD (medicine)
    2019 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia Health and Medical Sciences (Honours), First Class
    2016 - 2018 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences (Advanced)
  • Research Interests


  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR) - Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) - Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Coronary Vasomotor Dysfunction Working Group Cardiac Society of Australia & New Zealand Australia
    2021 - ongoing Representative Management Committee (Student Representative) Basil Hetzel Institute Australia

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