Dr. Ekaterina (Caty) Salimova completed her PhD at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), followed by extensive postdoctoral training at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL, Italy) with a particular focus on the signalling pathways implicated in heart function, repair, and regeneration. During this period, she gained significant expertise in murine microsurgery and ultrasound imaging. In 2012 Caty moved to Monash University as a research fellow at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) where she continued her investigations into the genetics of cardiovascular regeneration in close collaboration with the Monash Biomedical Imaging (MBI) facility. She joined MBI in 2018 as a preclinical scientist as an expert in small animal sonography and procedures. In 2020, in collaboration with CSIRO she was appointed to run the MRI-guided Focussed Ultrasound (MRgFUS) at MBI. Caty is currently involved in running multiple preclinical imaging projects, including developing cardiac MRI and assisting with molecular PET/SPECT studies. Her main research interests are in the development of techniques to image cardiovascular disease and using MRgFUS to investigate targeted delivery of new neuro-oncology therapeutics to brain tumours.