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Cumulative modeling of Maternal Immune Activation to assess risk factors of common neurodevelopmental disease

Neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, autism, Tourette syndrome or ADHD affect 10% of children. There is increasing evidence that maternal inflammation whilst pregnant, ter more...

Supervisor(s): Hofer, Markus (Dr)

A Novel Role in Stabilizing Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of cardiovascular deaths, accounting for ~30% of all deaths in Australia in 2018. Atherosclerotic plaque rupture leads to heart failure and stro more...

Supervisor(s): Misra, Ashish (Dr)

Modulating coronary atherosclerosis through perivascular fat (PVAT)

Background: Organ-to-organ communications are vital for living systems and play critical roles in cellular homeostasis. Various studies have demonstrated the existence and significa more...

Supervisor(s): Misra, Ashish (Dr)

Evaluating immune mediated contributors to inflammatory ophthalmological presentations

Neuroimmunology is a rapidly evolving and exciting field - in recent years there has been significant momentum in identifying patients with antibodies targeting certain antigenic ta more...

Supervisor(s): Fraser, Clare (Associate Professor), Ramanathan, Sudarshini (Dr)

Structure-based drug design with Kynurenine Aminotransferase-2

Human kynurenine amino transferase-2 (KAT-2) forms the basis of a structure-based drug design study with implications for schizophrenia and gender differences.  The various asp more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)

Studies in the biophysics of dentine and dental caries

Although dental caries remains the world's most common infectious disease, current concepts of caries pathogenesis are based on microscopic methods now many decades old. Treatment w more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Studies in Cell-Projection Pumping

Cell-projection pumping (CPP) is a mechanism we have recently discovered whereby cells pump cytoplasm between each other. We have discovered this in context of cancer, where there i more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

Dental robotics

Robotic dental surgery offers significant clinical advantages, but has not yet been developed. We are exploring development of dental robotics in collaboration with the Faculty of E more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)