Michael received his PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Queensland in 2011 where he examined inflammatory mediators of gout under the supervision of Prof Steve Taylor. He then undertook postdoc positions at the University of Queensland's School of Pharmacy with A/Prof Peter Cabot studying endogenous mediators of analgesia, then at the Translational Research Institute with Prof Selena Bartlett examining mechanisms of addiction, followed by a position at the Centre for Pain Research within the University of Queensland under the supervision of A/Prof Irina Vetter aiming to identify new targets and treatments for pain. In 2018 he took up a position with A/Prof Jason Ivanusic at the University of Melbourne where he has continued his passion elucidating mechanism of pain with a focus on bone pain.
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Current Research Focus
Pain, neuroscience, inflammation, pharmacology.
Field of Research Description 110906 Sensory Systems 111501 Basic Pharmacology
- Behavioural assays
- Mouse and rat models
- High throughput assays (calcium, cAMP)
Looking to collaborate?
I am particularly interested in novel pathways and tools for elucidating pathways in inflammatory pain. I am hoping to collaborate with colleagues who can provide expertise in medicinal chemistry to develop novel therapeutics for the treatment of inflammatory pain. I would be keen to collaboratively provide my technical skill set in behavioural assays, an array of animal models and high throughput screening of compounds.