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Identifying the causes of fibrosis after kidney transplantation

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor)

The role of key driver genes in the pathogenesis of acute renal allograft rejection

This is a PhD project. The successful applicant will be top up scholarship. This study will lead to publish high quality of papers and apply a new NHMRC project grant. more...

Supervisor(s): O'Connell, Philip (Professor), Hu, Min (Dr)

The primary cilia in diabetic kidney disease: targeting the cellular antennas

This project explores the role of the kidney proximal tubule cell primary cilia in diabetic nephropathy. Diabetic kidney disease is a leading cause of end stage kidney disease, requ more...

Supervisor(s): Panchapakesan, Usha (Associate Professor)

• Targeting β-catenin/Foxo to maximize anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects while preventing profibrotic effects of TGF-β as a novel treatment of chronic kidney diseases.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, 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)

Corneal bioengineering

Two research projects existing under this big area :1. To develop in situ bioprinting to treat corneal diseases; and 2. develop potential electromechanical methods to treat eye dise more...

Supervisor(s): You, Jingjing (Dr), Sutton, Gerard (Professor)

Gene and Cell therapy for treating corneal diseases

Two research projects existing under this board area :1. Develop in vivo gene editing technique to treat corneal diseases; and 2. Sequencing and mapping gene and protein interaction more...

Supervisor(s): You, Jingjing (Dr), Sutton, Gerard (Professor)

Riboflavin for corneal collagen cross-linking

Most of the clinical research evaluating outcomes of treatment for keratoconus is limited mainly owing to two reasons: 1. low sample size, and 2. short follow-up period. The Save Si more...

Supervisor(s): Watson, Stephanie (Professor), Kandel, Himal (Dr)

Harmful or beneficial aspects of oral facial tissue and environment to the cardiac regeneration: Periodontitis may worsen the outcome of cardiac function after injury whilst the orofacial stem cells may augment their regenerative capacity.

A rodent model of myocardial injury will be used to investigate cardiac function. We will investigate the detrimental effect of a chronic inflammatory disease (periodontitis) on car more...

Supervisor(s): Xaymardan, Munira (Dr), Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)