Biomedical Neuroscience

Seeking to understand fundamental biological mechanisms in order to develop new treatments for injury and disease states, across neuroscience, cell and developmental biology, and anatomical sciences.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma Joint Project Leaders Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Allen laboratory: Central cardiovascular regulation Head of Laboratory Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Angiotensin and chemoreceptor function Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Aptamers: developing a novel technology for hormone measurement Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Linda Fothergill, Professor John Furness Anatomy and Neuroscience
Bornstein laboratory: Enteric neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Joel C Bornstein
Physiology
Brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Brain-gut axis: Neural pathways controlling the stomach and their relevance for treatment of gastroparesis Project Leader/Supervisor Professor John Furness, Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
Cappai laboratory: Neurodegeneration and Brain Injury Head of Laboratory Professor Roberto Cappai
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Cheng laboratory: Stem cell and organ size control regulation Head of Laboratory Dr Louise Cheng
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Clark laboratory: Transcriptomics and Neurogenetics Head of Laboratory Dr Mike Clark
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Crack laboratory: Neuropharmacology Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Crouch laboratory: Neurodegenerative disease Head of Laboratory Dr Peter Crouch
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Danny Hatters laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Danny Hatters
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
de Iongh laboratory: Ocular development laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Robb de Iongh
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Defining new roles for the Hippo signalling pathway in skeletal muscle Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Designing new optogenetic tools for biomedical research A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Towards understanding new therapies for obesity and diabetes: discovering new regulators of lipid metabolism Research Project Leader Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology Research
Exercise-induced liver-muscle cross-talk and mitochondrial adaptations Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology Research
Exploring new roles for the TGFβ signalling network as a key regulator of skeletal muscle in health and disease Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Fletcher laboratory: Visual neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Fogg laboratory: Surgical Anatomy Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Quentin Fogg
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Food entertainment of circadian rhythms Project Supervisor Dr Lalita Oparija Anatomy and Neuroscience
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Genetics of blood brain barrier formation Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology
Growth factors and peptide mimetics Project Leader Dr Susan Northfield Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Gunnersen laboratory: Neuron development and plasticity Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hogan laboratory: Vascular developmental genetics and cell biology Head of Laboratory Professor Ben Hogan
Hoyer laboratory: Translational neuroscience Head of Laboratory
Head of Department
Deputy Head, School of Biomedical Sciences Professor Daniel Hoyer

Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Hughes & Northfield laboratory: Drug design Joint Heads of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Hughes & Dr Susan Northfield
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Human brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Hypothalamic modulation of basal sympathetic activity Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Identifying factors that improve gastrointestinal function in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Physiology
Innate immunity and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Insulin on the Brain Research Project Leader Dr Garron Dodd
Physiology Research
Isabelle Rouiller laboratory Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Keast & Osborne laboratory: Neural development, injury and pain Joint Heads of Laboratory Professor Janet Keast & Dr Peregrine Osborne
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Learning from skeletal muscles to develop new treatments for cancer Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Live imaging of cellular signalling in vascular development and disease models Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan
Mapping the distribution of angiotensin receptors in the brain Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Mapping the proteome vulnerable to unfolding and aggregation under proteostasis stress A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mature and developing synaptic transmission between defined classes of enteric neurons Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong
Physiology
Mazzone laboratory: Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience Head of Research Group Professor Stuart Mazzone
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Michael Parker laboratory Head of Laboratory and Director, Bio21 Institute Professor Michael Parker
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mike Griffin laboratory Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Griffin
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Molecular mechanisms controlling lymphangiogenesis Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan
Montgomery laboratory: Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk Head of Laboratory Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology
Mueller laboratory: Visualising the immune system in action Head of Laboratory Professor Scott Mueller
Microbiology and Immunology
Murray laboratory: Myelin biology Head of Laboratory Dr Simon Murray
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Neuro-immune interactions: Nerve pathways that control inflammation in the intestine Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel heteromeric receptors in gut control: ghrelin receptors and dopamine receptors working together Project Leader/Supervisor Professor John Furness & Dr Ruslan Pustovit Anatomy and Neuroscience
Novel technique to determine the pKA of clonidine at prejunctional α2-adrenoceptors in sympathetic transmission Project Leader Professor James Angus Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Oxidative stress and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Paul Gooley laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery in stroke Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Protecting the gut from the damaging consequences of obesity Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Rachel McQuade Anatomy and Neuroscience
Pébay laboratory: Stem Cell Disease Modelling Head of Laboratory Professor Alice Pebay
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Rutar laboratory: Ocular Neuroimmunology Head of Laboratory Dr Matt Rutar
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Saunders laboratory: Developmental neuroscience and neurotrauma Head of Laboratory Professor Norman Saunders
Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Stamp & Hao laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Stroke Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Structural Neurobiology Professor Michael Parker Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The amyloidogenic protease inhibitor Cystatin C in health and disease Prof Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
The Enteric Neural Circuitry Activated During Bacterial-toxin Induced Diarrhoea Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong Physiology
The gastrointestinal complications of Parkinson's Disease Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Rachel McQuade Anatomy and Neuroscience
The heart as a central player in tissue cross-talk Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology Research
The link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Pharmacology and Therapeutics
The Role of enteric neurons in gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum disorders Research Project Leader Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin Physiology
Tissue communication in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) and liver fibrosis Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology Research
Transcriptional profiling of sensory neurons Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Neuroscience
Traumatic brain injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Understanding how membrane-less organelles form with optogenetic tools A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding how the ATPase p97 functions at molecular level Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Understanding metabolic cross-talk in health and disease - Focus on type 2 diabetes and fatty liver Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Physiology Research
Understanding the aetiology of hypertension Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Understanding the role of angiotensin in the rostral ventrolateral medulla Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Physiology
Unravelling the mysteries of E3 ubiquitin ligase in regulating skeletal muscle size and function Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Physiology Research
Watt laboratory: Metabolism and Diabetes Head of Laboratory Professor Matthew Watt
Physiology
Wilkinson-Berka laboratory: Retinal vascular biology and inflammation Head of Laboratory Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka
Anatomy and Neuroscience

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