Viral tracing to identify central projections and pathways for sensory neurons that innervate bone

Lead Researcher Email Number Webpage
Dr Jason Ivanusic +61 3 8344 7254 View page

Project Details

The project will map the spinal and higher brain neural networks arising from bone sensory neurons using novel recombinants herpes-based viral tools which infect and flourescently label neurons, permitting their visualization amongst complex circuits. Students can expect to gain experience in small animal handling, anaesthesia and surgery, viral tracing techniques, histochemistry, and light microscopy.


Jenny Thai, Research assistant
Sara Nencini, PhD student
Abdulhakeem Alamri, PhD student


Associate Professor James Brock
Associate Professor Michael Barrington
Associate Professor Stuart Mazzone
Dr. Alice McGovern

Research Group

Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Systems Biology, Therapeutics & Translation

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Anatomy and Neuroscience

Unit / Centre

Ivanusic laboratory: Pain and sensory mechanisms