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Significance of Osteopontin and its splice variants in alcoholic liver disease

Alcohol induced Opn and Opn isoforms play a role in the progression of alcoholic liver injury mediated via integrin and non-integrin receptor binding. more...

Supervisor(s): Seth, Devanshi (Dr)

Anti-craving agents in the treatment of addiction

The PhD students will be part of a team working on a large NHRMC funded trial of anti-craving agents in the treatment of alcohol use disorder investigating the role of genotypes in more...

Supervisor(s): Morley, Kirsten (Dr)

Emotion, cognition and psychiatric disorders

The key goal of this project is to identify objective brain and behaviour markers of major mental illnesses and their treatment. In this research area, we integrate information whic more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

Cartilage Volume assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis

Current studies are focusing on the influence of knee trauma and obesity on cartilage and osteoarthritis outcomes as well as the effect of therapies like glucosamine. more...

Supervisor(s): March, Lyn (Professor)

Interplay between Innate and adaptive immunity in kidney ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection

This study is to investigate the link between innate and adaptive immunity in kidney ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection with a view to identifying new therapeutic t more...

Supervisor(s): Chadban, Steve (Professor), Wu, Huiling (Associate Professor)

Regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory responses, and are involved in organ transplantation and immune responses to cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

Interaction of viral and tuberculosis infections in the lung

This project will examine how two of the most important respiratory pathogens of humans, Influenza and Tuberculosis, interact and stimulate protective immune responses in the lungs. more...

Supervisor(s): Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Identifying the emotional, cognitive and biological correlates of schizophrenia

Objective measures of emotion, cognition and brain function are the best predictors of real-world outcomes in schizophrenia, and these projects are aimed at identifying these marker more...

Supervisor(s): Williams, Lea (Professor)

The role of dendritic cells in co-infection with HIV and herpes simplex virus

The role of dendritic cells in co-infection with HIV and herpes simplex virus. more...

Supervisor(s): Cunningham, Tony (Professor)

Preventing rejection of transplanted organs without using immunosuppressive drugs

The project aims to identify molecular pathways to prevent rejection of transplanted organs in animal models and to apply these findings to clinical transplantation. more...

Supervisor(s): Bishop, Alex (Dr)