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 Physiology
Allen laboratory: Central cardiovascular regulation Head of Laboratory Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Angiotensin and chemoreceptor function Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Applications of Nanopore sequencing Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
Aptamers: developing a novel technology for hormone measurement Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Linda Fothergill, Professor John Furness Anatomy and Physiology
Autologous stem cell therapies in Australia Project Leader Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Physiology
Blood Atlas: Understanding cell state and differentiation using genomics data from blood cells Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Physiology
Bornstein laboratory: Enteric neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Joel C Bornstein
Anatomy and Physiology
Brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Physiology
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 Physiology
Cell state and cell fate: Systems biology approaches to understanding cell identity Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Physiology
Cheng laboratory: Stem cell and organ size control regulation Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Louise Cheng
Anatomy and Physiology
Clark laboratory: Transcriptomics and Neurogenetics Head of Laboratory Dr Mike Clark
Anatomy and Physiology
Contemplating stem cells in society Project Leader Dr Claire Tanner Anatomy and Physiology
Peter Crouch laboratory Head of Laboratory Dr Peter Crouch
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Daniel Hoyer laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Daniel Hoyer
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Danny Hatters laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Danny Hatters
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Defining new roles for the Hippo signalling pathway in skeletal muscle Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Designing new optogenetic tools for biomedical research A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Developing innovative animal and cell culture models to study and treat muscular dystrophies Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Towards understanding new therapies for obesity and diabetes: discovering new regulators of lipid metabolism Research Project Leader Professor Matthew Watt
Anatomy and Physiology
Exercise-induced liver-muscle cross-talk and mitochondrial adaptations Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
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
Anatomy and Physiology
Factors that accelerate photoreceptor death: The role of purines Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
Fletcher laboratory: Visual neuroscience Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher
Anatomy and Physiology
Fogg laboratory: Surgical Anatomy Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Quentin Fogg
Anatomy and Physiology
Food entertainment of circadian rhythms Project Supervisor Dr Lalita Oparija Anatomy and Physiology
Furness laboratory: Digestive physiology and nutrition Head of Laboratory Professor John Furness
Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics of blood brain barrier formation Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan Anatomy and Physiology
Glial cells as a source of progenitor cells in degenerative disease Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
Gregorevic laboratory: Muscle Research and Therapeutics Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Growth factors and peptide mimetics Project Leader Dr Susan Northfield Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Gunnersen laboratory: Neuron development and plasticity Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jenny Gunnersen
Anatomy and Physiology
Hogan laboratory: Vascular Cell and Developmental Biology Head of Laboratory Professor Ben Hogan
Anatomy and Physiology
How do dietary nutrients affect the ability of stem cells and stem cell-derived tumours to grow and divide? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How do neural stem cells maintain quiescence? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How do neurons maintain their specialised status? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How do tumours compete for resources to grow? Project Leader A/Professor Louise Cheng Anatomy and Physiology
How does GM-CSF prevent brain damage after traumatic injury? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Sandy Shultz
Anatomy and Physiology
Human brain networks processing respiratory sensations Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Physiology
Hypothalamic modulation of basal sympathetic activity Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Identifying factors that improve gastrointestinal function in Duchenne's muscular dystrophy Research Project Leader Professor Gordon Lynch
Anatomy and Physiology
Improving recovery of injured visceral nerves and their spinal control centres Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Physiology
Innate immunity and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Insulin on the Brain Research Project Leader Dr Garron Dodd
Anatomy and Physiology
Is the “shed” form of Sez-6 proteins responsible for their synapse-promoting effects? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Kathryn Munro
Anatomy and Physiology
Isabelle Rouiller laboratory Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic
Anatomy and Physiology
Learning from skeletal muscles to develop new treatments for cancer Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Live imaging of cellular signalling in vascular development and disease models Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan Anatomy and Physiology
Mapping the distribution of angiotensin receptors in the brain Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Mapping the proteome vulnerable to unfolding and aggregation under proteostasis stress A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Mature and developing synaptic transmission between defined classes of enteric neurons Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong
Anatomy and Physiology
Mazzone laboratory: Respiratory Sensory Neuroscience Head of Research Group Professor Stuart Mazzone
Anatomy and Physiology
Mike Griffin laboratory Head of Laboratory Dr Michael Griffin
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Molecular mechanisms controlling lymphangiogenesis Project Leader Professor Ben Hogan Anatomy and Physiology
Molecular mechanisms that contribute to skeletal pain Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Physiology
Montgomery laboratory: Metabolic Tissue Cross-Talk Head of Laboratory Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and 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 Associate Professor Simon Murray
Anatomy and Physiology
Neuro-immune interactions: Nerve pathways that control inflammation in the intestine Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Martin Stebbing Anatomy and Physiology
Norman Saunders laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Norman Saunders
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Novel heteromeric receptors in gut control: ghrelin receptors and dopamine receptors working together Project Leader/Supervisor Professor John Furness & Dr Ruslan Pustovit Anatomy and Physiology
Novel technique to determine the pKA of clonidine at prejunctional α2-adrenoceptors in sympathetic transmission Project Leader Professor James Angus Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Oxidative stress and neural injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Pain management using ultrasound-guided local anaesthetic techniques Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Jason Ivanusic Anatomy and Physiology
Patient voices: An analysis of patients’ information-based priorities and needs Project Leader Professor Megan Munsie Anatomy and Physiology
Paul Gooley laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Paul Gooley
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Peter Crack laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Prognostic biomarker and therapeutic target discovery in stroke Project Leader Dr Jonathon Mangum Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Protecting the gut from the damaging consequences of obesity Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Rachel McQuade Anatomy and Physiology
Stem Cell Disease Modelling Laboratory Head of Laboratory Professor Alice Pebay
Anatomy and Physiology
Relaxin family peptide hormones Project Leader Associate Professor Tony Hughes Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Risk genes for neuropsychiatric disorders Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
Robb De Iongh Laboratory: Ocular Development Laboratory Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Robb de Iongh
Anatomy and Physiology
Role of long noncoding RNAs in neurological disorders Project Leader Dr Mike Clark Anatomy and Physiology
Stamp & Hao laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system Joint Heads of Laboratory Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
Anatomy and Physiology
Stroke Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Structural Neurobiology Professor Michael Parker Biochemistry and Pharmacology
The amyloidogenic protease inhibitor Cystatin C in health and disease Prof Jose Villadangos Biochemistry and Pharmacology
The Enteric Neural Circuitry Activated During Bacterial-toxin Induced Diarrhoea Research Project Leader Dr Jaime Foong Anatomy and Physiology
The gastrointestinal complications of Parkinson's Disease Project Leader/Supervisor Dr Rachel McQuade Anatomy and Physiology
The GDNF family, peripheral nerve regeneration and pain Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Physiology
The heart as a central player in tissue cross-talk Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
The link between cardiovascular disease and neurodegeneration – focus on Alzheimer’s disease Project Leader Associate Professor Christine Wright Biochemistry and Pharmacology
The Role of enteric neurons in gastrointestinal symptoms associated with Autism Spectrum disorders Research Project Leader Dr Elisa Hill-Yardin Anatomy and Physiology
The role of glia in inner retinal changes during retinal degeneration Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
The role of glial cells in retinal vascular disease Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
The role of microglia in age-related macular degeneration Head of Laboratory Professor Erica Fletcher Anatomy and Physiology
The Stemformatics Stem Cell Atlas Project Leader Professor Christine Wells Anatomy and Physiology
The unique features of visceral pain Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Physiology
Tissue communication in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD) and liver fibrosis Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
Tony Hughes & Susan Northfield laboratory Joint Heads of Laboratory Associate Professor Tony Hughes & Dr Susan Northfield
Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Transcriptional profiling of sensory neurons Project Leader Professor Stuart Mazzone Anatomy and Physiology
Traumatic brain injury Head of Laboratory Associate Professor Peter Crack Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Understanding how membrane-less organelles form with optogenetic tools A/Prof Danny Hatters Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Understanding how the ATPase p97 functions at molecular level Associate Professor Isabelle Rouiller Biochemistry and Pharmacology
Understanding metabolic cross-talk in health and disease - Focus on type 2 diabetes and fatty liver Research Project Leader Dr Magdalene Montgomery
Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding neuro-urothelial communication Project Leader Professor Janet Keast Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding the aetiology of hypertension Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding the role of angiotensin in the rostral ventrolateral medulla Research Project Leader Professor Andrew Allen
Anatomy and Physiology
Unravelling the mysteries of E3 ubiquitin ligase in regulating skeletal muscle size and function Research Project Leader Associate Professor Paul Gregorevic
Anatomy and Physiology
Watt laboratory: Metabolism and Diabetes Head of Laboratory Professor Matthew Watt
Anatomy and Physiology
What is the function of Sez6L2 in the forebrain? Head of Laboratory Dr Jenny Gunnersen
Project Leader Dr Kathryn Munro
Anatomy and Physiology
Yao laboratory: Cardiovascular Neuroscience Head of Laboratory Dr Song Yao
Anatomy and Physiology

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