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Monocyte re-programming with increased cardiovascular disease risk

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Australia and an increasing number of people live with the condition. The main underlying cause is atherosclerosis, the more...

Supervisor(s): Medbury, Heather (Dr)

Understanding ageing of the endothelium

The investigations are focussed on identifying the biological and molecular changes that occur when endothelial cells undergo senescence (ageing) and the impact on disease such as d more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

The fetal environment, pregnancy, and cardiovascular risk.

Opportunity exists for research higher degree study on projects related to the fetal environment, pregnancy and cardiovascular risk. These potentially include epidemiological analys more...

Supervisor(s): Skilton, Michael (Dr)

Structure-based drug design with Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase

Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase (sEH), and more importantly its inhibition, may form the basis of a number of therapies due to anti-inflammatory more...

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

Maternal Oral Health and Pregnancy Outcomes

Inflammatory processes in the oral cavity can have a systemic affect as has been shown with atherosclerosis. These systemic affects are likely to influence the immune and metabolic more...

Supervisor(s): Eberhard, Joerg (Professor)

Imaging atherogenesis in a zebrafish model

This project will characterise immune cell dynamics during atherogenesis by live imaging, and investigate the importance of vascular remodelling and leakage in fuelling atheroma pat more...

Supervisor(s): Oehlers, Stefan (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (Professor)

Assessing changes to myocardial proteins subsequent to experimental heart attack

Post translational changes to key cardiac proteins in the hearts of diabetic rats after experimental heart attack more...

Supervisor(s): Witting, Paul (Dr), Hambly, Brett (Associate Professor)

Vascular dysfunction in mycobacterial pathogenesis

This project will investigate the importance of vascular remodelling and leakage in fuelling tuberculosis infection more...

Supervisor(s): Oehlers, Stefan (Dr), Britton, Warwick J (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)

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)