Dr Jatin Patel

Senior ARC DECRA Fellow

The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 344 36929


I am an ARC DECRA Research Fellow at The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute (UQDI) where I lead the Vascular Regeneration Group. Prior to joining UQDI, I completed by postdoctoral training at UQ Centre for Clinical Research (2012-2016) and my PhD at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. Within UQDI I have established the VRG, where we study the cell/molecular biology and function of vascular stem cells (endovascular progenitors) using mouse and human model systems. Our projects have led to significant publications in top ranking journals including Circulation, Stem Cells and Journal of Investigative Dermatology. I have also successfully internationally patented a stem cell isolation technology that results in clinically relevant quatities of human fetal stem cells from the term placenta that be directly used in treating ischemic injuries (e.g. wound healing, neonatal ischemic braing injury).

Research Interests

  • Vascular Stem Cell Biology
    Delineating the in vivo cell biology and function of endovascular progenitors in homeostasis and disease
  • Human Fetal Stem Cells
    Isolating human fetal stem cells from the term placenta for use in treating ischemic vascular disease


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Patel, Jatin and Khosrotehrani, Kiarash (2018). Fetal endothelial progenitors and mesenchymal stem cells from the human term placenta. In Anthony Atala, Kyle Cetrulo, Rouzbeh Taghizadeh, Curtis Cetrulo and Sean Murphy (Ed.), Perinatal stem cells (pp. Unknown-Unknown) Cambridge, MA United States: Academic Press.

  • Richard, Kerry, Li, Huika, Landers, Kelly, Patel, Jatin and Mortimer, Robin (2012). Placental Transport of Thyroid Hormone and Iodide. In Jing Zheng (Ed.), Recent Advances in Research on the Human Placenta (pp. 309-334) Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. doi:10.5772/31867

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