Project 2. COVID-19 associated brain injury and inflammation

Project Details

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.

Researchers

Connor Daymond, Research Project Student
Laura Ellett, PhD Student
Natalia Fortunado de Miranda, PhD Student
Yong Koo, MBiomed
Shana Portelli, PhD Student

Collaborators

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

Research Opportunities

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.

Research Group

Lawson laboratory: Transmissible neurodegeneration



Faculty Research Themes

School Research Themes

Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact the research group leader.

Department / Centre

Microbiology and Immunology

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