Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino receives the 2018 Robinson Research Institute Award


Congratulations to Dr Tu’uhevaha Kaitu’u-Lino, who received the prestigious 2018 Robinson Research Institute Award for Excellence in Reproductive Biology Research for her outstanding contributions to reproductive biology research.

Dr Kaitu’u-Lino, NHMRC RD Wright Fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne has made significant and internationally recognised, contributions to the understanding of placentology, major pregnancy complications and translational obstetrics. She has played major roles in the discovery and clinical assessment of novel therapeutics for preeclampsia and the progression of these agents through clinical trials.

Dr Kaitu’u-Lino’s work has been recognised through a number of prestigious awards, including the SRB Newcastle Award, the Victorian Young Tall Poppy Award and the USA Society for Reproductive Investigations President’s Presenter Award.

Dr Kaitu’u-Lino’s research spans essential basic discovery research, clinical application and commercialization. She has been highly successful in the obtaining NHMRC and philanthropic funding and has a remarkably prolific publication track record, with the majority of her authorships as first or senior author. Her work underpins a rapidly growing international reputation as an outstanding reproductive biologist. Tu’uhe joins an elite group of SRB researchers who have received the Robinson Award in recognition for their excellent work in reproductive biology.