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
|2015||PhD Candidate||University of Adelaide, Adelaide|
|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|
|2015||University of Adelaide, Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2011 - 2014||University of Brighton, Brighton||United Kingdom||B.Sc (Hons)|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|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|