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Effect of maternal high glycemic index diets on offspring metabolic phenotype

We are uncovering fascinating effects of different sugars (glucose, fructose, sucrose and isomaltulose) on development of embryos and offspring.  High glucose fed mice are sign more...

Supervisor(s): Bell-Anderson, Kim (Dr)

The effect of assisted reproductive technologies on embryo development and postnatal health.

Postgraduate research studentship in the analysis of the effects of assisted reproductive technology on the normal development of the embryo. The host lab is a pioneer in the develo more...

Supervisor(s): O'Neill, Chris (Professor)

Engaging with individuals who are affected by hereditary cancer (Lynch Syndrome)

Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited cancer syndrome which significantly increases a carrier's lifetime risk of several cancers, most notably colorectal cancer (CRC).  Recent Au more...

Supervisor(s): Taylor, Natalie (Associate Professor)

Investigating factors affecting the impact of interventions to improve referral of colorectal cancer patients with a high likelihood risk of Lynch Syndrome

Lynch syndrome (LS) is an inherited cancer syndrome which significantly increases a carrier's lifetime risk of several cancers, most notably colorectal cancer (CRC).  Recent Au more...

Supervisor(s): Taylor, Natalie (Associate Professor)

Pharmacological targeting of sphingosine 1-phosphate receptors to promote remyelination in Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis

In this project you will investigate a new molecular pathway that is required for normal myelin formation, and the therapeutic potential of targeting this pathway to promote remyeli more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor)

Amygdala integrity in frontotemporal dementia

The amygdala, a complex brain region with numerous projections to other brain regions, is known to play a central role in processing emotional information.  Evidence indicates more...

Supervisor(s): Piguet, Olivier (Professor)

Evolution of viviparity in fish

My lab offers a range of opportunities to build on our research program examining the evolution of reproductive complexity in fish, especially seahorses and sharks. Please see our w more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Murphy, Christopher R (Professor)

Discovery and validation of new ceramide synthase inhibitors to treat metabolic disease

Ceramide synthase enzyme isoforms 1, 5, and 6, are heavily implicated as drivers of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Targeting these enzymes is expected to yield new thera more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor), Qi, Jacob (Dr)

The role of a novel mutant gene in dementia and motor neuron disease

We have identified a new gene that when mutated causes dementia and motor neuron disease (MND), diseases that are currently incurable. This project will examine how this mutated gen more...

Supervisor(s): Dobson-Stone, Carol (Dr)

Understanding how cell polarity is patterned in plants

The symmetrical arrangements of leaves and flowers have long fascinated artists and mathematicians alike for hundreds of years. Using live-imaging, molecular biology and genetics, t more...

Supervisor(s): Heisler, Marcus (Associate Professor)