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Circulating microRNAs as potential blood biomarker for diabetes in domestic cats

Feline diabetes mellitus is a significant health problem for cats across the globe and treatment of affected cats is a major commitment for owners. Our project will explore links be more...

Supervisor(s): Waud, Bianca (Dr)

Develop point-of-care microfluidic technologies for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases

We are developing a clinically useful, rapid and high throughput profiling microdevices for thrombosis and coagulation. It will be extremely useful for patients with diabetes, obesi more...

Supervisor(s): Ju, Lining (Arnold) (Dr)

The nutritional geometry of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardio-metabolic health and lifespan

The global epidemic of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) has been linked to increased consumption of ‘western diets’ containing an abundance of processed foods rich in s more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Wali, Jibran (Dr)

Develop single-molecule and super-resolution microscopy imaging technologies in the cardiovascular disease

This project will focus on development, improvement, and application of single-molecule tracking and super-resolution imaging, such as TIRF, HiLo, PALM, STORM, Lattice Light-Sheet M more...

Supervisor(s): Ju, Lining (Arnold) (Dr)

Sorting proinsulin into secretory vesicles

Reduction in glucose-stimulated mature insulin secretion and increased constitutive and regulated secretion of proinsulin are characteristics of β-cell failure. This may be due more...

Supervisor(s): Kebede, Melkam (Dr)

Develop single-cell mechanobiological methods for discovering molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular and neuronal mechanical force sensing

We are developing cutting-edge technologies for the following biomedical application: 1) define the mechanosensing functions of key protein players in the cardiovascular system such more...

Supervisor(s): Ju, Lining (Arnold) (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)

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)

Insulin-mediated regulation of adipocyte lipolysis

Insulin, a hormone that is released after a meal, regulates many aspects of metabolism including a process called lipolysis that involves the release of fatty acids into the circula more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

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)