Professor James Hudson
Professor James Hudson is the Group Leader of the Cardiac Bioengineering Research Group at QIMR Berghofer. James completed a Bachelor of Chemical and Biological Engineering (2006) followed by a PhD in Biotechnology (2011) at the University of Queensland. He then did a postdoc with Professor Wolfram-Hubertus Zimmermann in Göttingen, Germany.
James returned to Australia and became a group leader in 2014. James’ lab focusses on postnatal cardiac development and maturation. His lab has brought together engineering and cell biology disciplines to develop human cardiac organoid screening platforms and determine the molecular drivers of cardiac maturation. Drug discovery for heart failure is also a major focus of his lab and includes not only screening but in depth characterisation to determine mechanisms of action.
James is an inaugural recipient of the prestigious Snow Medical Fellowship (2021) and has won The Metcalf Prize for stem cell research (2019).