Sai Seto

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Phd, BSc (Hons)
Adjunct Fellow, NICM Health Research Institute

Sai Seto

Dr Sai Seto was appointed Adjunct Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute in 2019. With an interest in cardiovascular physiology and pharmacology, Dr Seto's research aims to identify new treatment for cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, atherosclerosis, aortic aneurysm and stroke. He completed his PhD 2008 in cardiovascular pharmacology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, focusing on the evaluation of the modulatory effects of HMG CoA reductase inhibitor on vascular reactivity. Dr Seto received his postdoctoral training from the Department of Physiology of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland investigating blood pressure regulation and vascular/smooth muscle physiology using both in vitro and in vivo models. Dr Seto has also worked as a Senior Scientist in the Queensland Research Centre for Peripheral Vascular Disease, James Cook University and was a recipient of the National Health and Medical Research Council Research Fellowship and National Heart Foundation Fellowship.

Over the last five years, Dr Seto has been actively involved in numerous collaborative projects on herbal medicine with The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Macau University.

Projects and grants

Dr Seto's research has been supported by numerous external funding agencies including NHMRC and industry.

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  • Member of British Pharmacological Society
  • Member of Australia Vascular Biology Society
  • Member of NHMRC Research Translation Faculty
  • Development Team Member of the National Heart Foundation Queensland Cardiovascular Research Network
  • Reviewer of Pharmaceutical Biology
  • Guest Lecturer – College of Arts, Society and Education, James Cook University
  • Visiting Research Fellow – School of Biomedical Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong


  • 2008 PhD in Pharmacology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2004 BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology, The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom


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