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Scott Willoughby

Scott Willoughby

University of Adelaide


Scott Willoughby is a Head of the Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Laboratory, Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Australia. Willoughby graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1995 and obtained Ph.D. degree in 1999. He completed his post-doctoral fellowships at the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University, USA under the mentorship of Prof. Joseph Loscalzo and the Cardiology Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Australia under the mentorship of Prof. John Horowitz. Willoughby was appointed to his current position in 2006. Willoughby's research focus is to understand the integrative physiological mechanisms controlling inappropriate thrombus formation in conditions of increased cardiovascular risk. Current studies focus on two diverse groups of individuals: (1) young subjects exposed to potentially novel high risk environments (paedriatric sleep disordered breathing or following the consumption of energy drinks) and (2) patients at high risk for thromboembolic events (atrial fibrillation). Willoughby has published widely in high impact peer-reviewed journals regarding platelet function and cardiovascular disease and regularly presents at international meetings. Willoughby is a previous recipient of the Young Investigator Award in Thrombosis (2006) from the World Congress of Cardiology.

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