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Examining the role of ABC transporter proteins in the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol and other lipids have been shown to be related to the development of chronic disease including Alzheimer's disease. This project will study aspects of the cellular proce more...

Supervisor(s): Gelissen, Ingrid (Dr)

Molecular Mechanism of Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is a major physiological problem that is associated with an inability of insulin to regulate glucose and lipid metabolism. We now know that metabolism is central more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Treating obesity by activating beige and brown fat; human transplant studies

Obesity occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Current treatments for obesity are largely ineffective, and two-thirds of Australian adults are now overweight or obese more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (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)

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)