About Dr Susan McLennan

Understanding the mechanism in the aim to effect a cure: especially in the field of diabetes and its complications.

Dr McLennan is a well respected scientist, with many years laboratory experience. She has successfully supervised laboratory based  PhD, Masters and Honours students and has many publications in well respected journals in the diabetes field as well as national in international collaborations.

Dr McLennan has actively researched diabetic complications since 1980. Her principal area of expertise is the role of the MMP/TIMP system in diabetes micro-vascular complications. She has more than 40 publications in refereed international journals, including the highest impact journals in the diabetes field. Her research achievements include:

  • Identification of a role for decreased matrix degradation via the matrix metalloproteinases in diabetic complications in particular diabetic nephropathy.
  • Identification role played by matrix glycation in regulation of matrix metalloproteinase activities.
Dr McLennan currently holds two NHMRC project Grants as CIB and a JDRFI grant as CIA. She has received continuous funding from JDRFI from 1999-2008, and grants from Diabetes Australia Research Trust, 2004-2006, the Rebecca Cooper Foundation (2002-2008) and Ramaciotti Foundation equipment grants. Invited Speaker Presentations in 2001-7: Fourth Hyunan Symposium on Diabetic Complications Korea (2001), Kolling Institute of Medical Research Seminar Program (2001), Prince of Wales Transplantation Group Seminar 2001, Endocrinology Seminar Program RPA (2001), Australian Diabetes Society Meeting (2003), Royal North Shore Hospital Endocrinology Seminar Program (2004), Wound Healing Society Meeting, Florida (2007), American Diabetes Association Meeting, Chicago (2007) Participation in Grant and Manuscript Reviews: Reviewer for Kidney International, Diabetes, Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. NHMRC and NHF project grant applications have also been reviewed. Supervision of Students: Currently Principal Supervisor to 2 PhD student, 2 Masters Students, 1 Honours student, Associate Supervisor 3 PhD students, 1 Masters student, 1 Honours student.

Selected publications

For a comprehensive list of Dr McLennan's publicatons, please visit her Sydney Medical School profile page.