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Population dispersal and genetic diversity of Australian crocodiles

This project focuses on investigating the population structure and dispersal of freshwater and saltwater crocodiles using genetic and genomic tools. more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)

The genetics and immunogenetics of camels used in competitions in Oman

This project focuses on the genetic underpinnings of camels used in both beauty and racing competitions in Oman.  more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)

Diversity of sub-Saharan African bushpigs

This project focuses on the genetic diversity of bushpigs from sub-Saharan Africa.  more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)

Evolution of vertebrate pregnancy

Our lab, within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, focuses on understanding the evolution of viviparity, placentae, and reproductive complexity, using a variety of model more...

Supervisor(s): Whittington, Camilla (Dr), Thompson, Michael B. (Emeritus Professor)

Generation of a sheep model of Batten disease using the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system

The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs, Batten disease) are a group of fatal neurodegenerative inherited diseases in humans and animals (http://bdsra.org/). There is no cure, but more...

Supervisor(s): Tammen, Imke (Associate Professor), Grupen, Christopher Gerald (Associate Professor)

Chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impairments

Cancer and cancer treatments are associated with a wide range of side effects, including those of the nervous system. These present as neuropathic pain, fatigue, and cognitive impai more...

Supervisor(s): Johnston, Ian (Dr)

Diversity of the immune system and conservation of the Arabian oryx

This project focuses on investigating the adaptive and immune systems of Arabian oryx from a reintroduction program in Oman.  more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)

Koala Health Hub, Koala Infectious Diseases Research Group

We are seeking expressions of interest in our PhD program or development of postdoctoral opportunities. Koala numbers have been in severe decline for many years and in most states t more...

Supervisor(s): Higgins, Damien (Associate Professor), Phalen, David Norton (Associate Professor)

Phylogenomics and diversification of peccaries from the Americas

This project focuses on the phylogenomic relationships of peccary species from the Americas  more...

Supervisor(s): Gongora, Jaime (Associate Professor)

The global analysis of liver protein complexes during the response to intermittent fasting

In animals, short periods of nutrient deprivation, such as intermittent fasting, have been shown to provide benefits with regard to cancer risk/treatment and ageing. Our aims are to more...

Supervisor(s): Larance, Mark (Dr)