Dr Betty Raman
Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow, OCMR, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Dr Betty Raman is a cardiologist from Australia, who has recently completed a DPhil from the University of Oxford in cardiovascular medicine. She has been elected as the Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellow this year. For her DPhil and post-doctoral work, she has been studying people who suffer from a common yet lethal inherited heart condition called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). HCM is the number one cause of sudden death in young adults and athletes. Her goal is to understand the mechanisms that contribute to the risk of sudden death with the help of magnetic resonance imaging technology. Through her research, she also hopes to identify novel therapeutic targets for drug development in order to improve the survival and quality of life of patients suffering from this disease. Her research has received widespread recognition at both national and international scientific meetings for which she has won a number of awards.