Sab VenturaDr Sab Ventura attended Salesian College Chadstone from 1976-1981, where he proved to be a high achieving student who was recognised with the Year 12 Chemistry Prize in 1981. Sab also played Football for the 1st XVIII team. Sab went on to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree with an Honours major in Pharmacology in 1989 from Monash University. Awarded an Australian Postgraduate Research Award (Priority Level), Sab pursued doctoral studies in the Department of Pharmacology within the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University between 1989-1992.
In 1992 Sab graduated from Monash University with a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) in Medicine after describing novel physiological mechanisms which control the transport of sperm through the male reproductive tract.
From 1992-1995 Sab held a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded research position at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
In 1995 he was awarded a prestigious NHMRC C.J Martin Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral studies for two years in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology at the highly regarded University College London.
Returning to Australia in 1997, Sab took up research positions in the Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine at Monash University and in 2001 was appointed as Lecturer (Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Monash University). He is currently a Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Head at Monash University.
Sab has been co-author of an array of articles published in internationally peer-reviewed scientific journals. In addition, he has presented research papers at numerous national and international scientific conventions.
Published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Sab and a team of scientists detailed their findings that complete male infertility could be achieved by blocking two proteins found on the smooth muscle cells that trigger the transport of sperm. This finding has been instrumental in determining the potential development of a contraceptive pill for men.
Sab is married to wife Lina, and is proud father of two children, Mergy and Millie.
Hall Of Fame Inductee - Medical Research