Dr Benjamin Hogan
Group leader, Vascular Biology and Development, NHMRC & Heart Foundation Career Development Fellow, Genomics of Development and Disease, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland
Genetic and cellular control of lymph-angiogenesis: new insights from the zebrafish
Ben Hogan is a Group Leader and NHMRC/National Heart Foundation Career Development Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB). Dr Hogan has led the Vascular Biology and Development group at the IMB since 2010 and is acting Co-Division Head of the Genomics of Development and Disease research division. His research is currently supported by the NHMRC, ARC and Heart Foundation. Dr Hogan received the Postdoctoral Investigators Award of the National Association of Research Fellows of the NHMRC (2009) and Qld Heart Foundation Researcher of the Year (2014).
The Hogan lab investigates vertebrate vascular system development using high-throughput genetic approaches for gene discovery and innovative microscopic approaches to visualise development at cellular and sub-cellular levels. His research has a particular focus on the lymphatic vasculature and lymphangiogenesis using developmental and disease models in both zebrafish and mouse. Lymphangiogenesis plays crucial roles in cancer metastasis and cardiovascular disease and new knowledge in this area has significant implications in diverse disease settings. In recent years, Dr Hogan has published in journals including Nature Genetics, Genes and Development, Cell Reports, Current Biology, Blood, Development and Human Molecular Genetics.