Thomas Agbaedeng

Thomas Agbaedeng
Higher Degree by Research Candidate
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am medical research scientist in-training currently undergoing a PhD in Medicine. I am investigating how atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death, two burgeoning heart rhythm conditions of the 21st century, develop in obese subjects.

As an established achiever, I have demonstrated marked strides in my PhD candidature. My research showed that obesity predicts excess risk of sudden cardiac death. More importantly, my research established the first preclinical evidence that obesity can create a substrate for abnormal rhythms in the ventricles and predispose individuals to sudden cardiac death. This was selected for Young Investigator Award competitions at international conferences, including North American cardiac meetings.

In addition to my PhD commitments, I engage in research assistance and mentorship activities. I have designed, planned and executed other PhD and postgraduate projects. I am also co-investigating other studies, both preclinical and clinical trials. I regularly peer-review papers for high-impact journals

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Thomas Agbaedeng

I am medical research scientist in-training currently undergoing a PhD in Medicine. I am investigating how atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death, two burgeoning heart rhythm conditions of the 21st century, develop in obese subjects.

As an established achiever, I have demonstrated marked strides in my PhD candidature. My research showed that obesity predicts excess risk of sudden cardiac death. More importantly, my research established the first preclinical evidence that obesity can create a substrate for abnormal rhythms in the ventricles and predispose individuals to sudden cardiac death. This was selected for Young Investigator Award competitions at international conferences, including North American cardiac meetings.

In addition to my PhD commitments, I engage in research assistance and mentorship activities. I have designed, planned and executed other PhD and postgraduate projects. I am also co-investigating other studies, both preclinical and clinical trials. I regularly peer-review papers for high-impact journals

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2015 PhD Candidate University of Adelaide, Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2017 Award Young Investigator Award Finalist Heart Rhythm Society
2017 Award Adelaide Medical School Overseas Research Travel Grant to Chicago, IL The University of Adelaide $3000
2011 - 2014 Scholarship Rivers State Sustainability Development Agency Undergraduate Scholarship RSSDA, Rivers State Government, Nigeria
2010 - 2011 Scholarship Rivers State Sustainability Development Agency Undergraduate Scholarship RSSDA, Rivers State Government, Nigeria

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2015 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
2011 - 2014 University of Brighton, Brighton United Kingdom B.Sc (Hons)

Research Interests

Cardiology, Cell Physiology, Epigenetics, Cardiac, Respiratory and Vascular Health

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Thanigaimani, S., Lau, D., Agbaedeng, T., Elliott, A., Mahajan, R. & Sanders, P. (2017). Molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrosis: implications for the clinic. Expert review of cardiovascular therapy, 15, 4, 247-256.
10.1080/14779072.2017.1299005
2017 Thanigaimani, S., McLennan, E., Linz, D., Mahajan, R., Agbaedeng, T., Lee, G. ... Lau, D. (2017). Progression and reversibility of stretch induced atrial remodeling: Characterization and clinical implications. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, 130, Pt B, 376-386.
10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2017.07.010

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Agbaedeng, T., Mahajan, R., Munawar, D., Elliott, A., Twomey, D., Kumar, S. ... Sanders, P. (2016). Meta-analysis of effects of epicardial fat on atrial fibrillation and ablation outcome. Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting and the International Society for Heart Research Australasian Section Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide, Australia.
10.1016/j.hlc.2016.06.355
2016 Agbaedeng, T., Mahajan, R., Munawar, D., Elliott, A., Twomey, D., Kumar, S. ... Sanders, P. (2016). Effects of epicardial fat and anterior fat pad removal on post-operative atrial fibrillation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Congress of the European-Society-of-Cardiology (ESC). Rome, ITALY.

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - ongoing Member Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand, Affiliate Member Australia
2017 - ongoing Member The Australian Society for Medical Research, Student Member Australia
2017 - ongoing Member Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Disorders, Associate Member Singapore
2017 - ongoing Member American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS, Student Member United States
2016 - ongoing Member The Cardiac Electrophysiology Society, Fellow-Trainee Member United States

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