Clive May

Clive May, PhD


Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health


Phone: 61 3 9035 7000

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Professor Clive May is head of the Pre-clinical Critical Care Unit at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health. Using his expertise in cardiovascular, renal, and neuro-physiology he has created a sophisticated large animal operative and critical care unit. This unit creates and supports relevant pre-clinical models of critical illness and injury, including septic shock, heart failure, myocardial infarction and cardiopulmonary bypass. These pre-clinical models enable exploration of the pathophysiology of critical illness and provide the opportunity to develop new therapeutics, biomarkers and devices ready for clinical testing in critically ill patients. Current studies in the Pre-clinical Critical Care Unit are focussed on the development of novel therapies to maintain blood pressure and kidney function in septic shock, establishing optimal perfusion parameters to reduce kidney injury during cardiopulmonary bypass, new treatments for myocardial ischaemia reperfusion injury and development of a brain machine interface.