Stamp & Hao laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system
Dr Lincon Stamp & Dr Marlene Hao
+61 3 8344 5770 (LS), +61 3 8344 0007 (MH)
Proper development and function of the digestive tract is crucial for good health. Gastrointestinal function relies on the co-ordinated activity of neural circuits in the enteric nervous system, a network of neurons and glia located within the wall of the gut. During development, enteric neurons arise from neural crest cells that emigrate from the caudal hindbrain and migrate into and along the developing gut. Enteric neural crest cells are thought to migrate further than any other embryonic cell population.
Our research is focused on the mechanisms controlling the development of the enteric nervous system and the potential of cell therapy for treating diseases of the enteric nervous system.
Read more about our research on glial cells from the gut and their protection against aggressive cancer development which is supported by Cure Cancer and the Can Too Foundation.
Dr Lincon Stamp, ARC DECRA Fellow
Dr Marlene Hao, ARC DECRA Fellow
Ms Annette Bergner, Senior Research Assistant
Yvette Wilson, Research Assistant
Associate Professor Sebastian King, Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Professor Pieter Vanden Berghe, KU Leuven, Belgium
Professor Hans Clevers, Utrecht University, Netherlands
Professor Christine Wells, University of Melbourne
Professor John Furness, University of Melbourne
Professor Joel Bornstein, University of Melbourne
Dr Jaime Foong, University of Melbourne
Dr Theo Mantamadiotis, University of Melbourne
Associate Professor Helen Abud, Monash University
Professor Don Newgreen, Murdoch Childrens' Research Institute
Professor Andrew Allen, University of Melbourne Associate
Professor Kate Drummond, Royal Melbourne Hospital
This research project is available to PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Researchers to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
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