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Pain relief for improved animal welfare

Pain resulting from routine husbandry procedures is of growing concern to producers as adverse welfare implications impact consumer confidence in animal products. New ways of provid more...

Supervisor(s): White, Peter John (Dr)

New approaches to treating sick koalas

Koalas are iconic Australian marsupials. Unfortunately many wild koalas become infected with bacterial and fungal diseases. Current medication regimens for treating infectious disea more...

Supervisor(s): Govendir, Merran (Associate 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)

Precision medicines for GABA-A receptor variants in epilepsy

Developmental and Epileptic Encephalopathies (DEEs) are rare and severe neurological conditions often associated with intellectual disability, developmental delay, autism spectrum d more...

Supervisor(s): Collins, Mary (Professor)

The autonomic consequences of sleep apnoea: A critical role for PACAP

We are interested to have Honours, Masters and PhD students join our team to investigate the role of PACAP and it's receptors in several models of sleep apnoea. We have exciting evi more...

Supervisor(s): Farnham, Melissa (Dr)