Project 2. COVID-19 associated brain injury and inflammation
Associate Professor Vicki Lawson
+61 3 8344 4049
The long-term consequences of SARS- CoV-2 infection on the central nervous system is poorly understood. Understanding how SARS-CoV-2 infection results in the ‘brain fog’ and other persisting neurological manifestations described by many patients is essential to reduce the long-term health burden of the COVID-19 pandemic. This project will use cell and animal models to investigate the cause and consequence of COVID-19 associated brain injury and inflammation.
Connor Daymond, Research Project Student
Laura Ellett, PhD Student
Natalia Fortunado de Miranda, PhD Student
Yong Koo, MBiomed
Shana Portelli, PhD Student
Professor David Finkelstein, Florey Department of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
Professor John Furness, Department of Anatomy and Physiology, The University of Melbourne
Dr Julie McAuley, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The University of Melbourne
This research project is available to Honours students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
Lawson laboratory: Transmissible neurodegeneration
Faculty Research Themes
Infection and Immunology, Neuroscience
School Research Themes
Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease
For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.
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