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Neuroprotection: protecting the central nervous system (retina and brain) from degeneration

Using rodent models and clinical trials, we are exploring strategies to protect the retina and brain from degeneration, in models of age-related macular degeneration, Alzheimer-like more...

Supervisor(s): Stone, Jonathan (Professor)

Drug Discovery and Medicinal Chemistry for the Central Nervous System

Projects involve developing novel CNS drugs through applications of organic synthesis, medicinal chemistry and pharmacological screening. more...

Supervisor(s): Kassiou, Michael (Professor)

Characterisation and application of human neural precursor cells in cell-based therapy

Applications of human fetal spinal-cord derived stem cells in cell-based therapy . . . more...

Supervisor(s): Chan-Ling, Tailoi (Professor)

VZV interactions with human ganglionic cells

Varicella zoster virus interactions with human ganglionic cells more...

Supervisor(s): Abendroth, Allison (Associate Professor)

Mechanisms of brain development

The role of Ten_m proteins in brain development more...

Supervisor(s): Leamey, Catherine (Dr)

Determining the functional significance of non-coding DNA variants in genes for complex traits involving gene-environmental interactions

To identify non-protein coding DNA changes in genes that interact with the environment using 2 models – sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis for the vulnerability to environ more...

Supervisor(s): Yu, Bing (Associate Professor)

Stemming vision loss with stem cells

Studies to maximise recruitment of hematopoietic stem cells in various experimental models of retinopathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Chan-Ling, Tailoi (Professor)

The Microvascular Basis of Alzheimer-like dementias

We are exploring the neuropathology of dementia, with a focus on the role of microvascular degeneration as the precipitating cause of Alzheimer-like dementias. more...

Supervisor(s): Stone, Jonathan (Professor)

Molecular Dynamics of Glutamate Transporters

The aim of this project is to develop a molecular model for the mechanism of glutamate transport and through this we expect to identify novel means of pharmacologically manipulating more...

Supervisor(s): Ryan, Renae (Associate Professor)

Phosphate homeostasis and fungal virulence

Inorganic phosphate (Pi) is an important macronutrient for all living organisms including yeast, and is essential for ATP, phospholipid and protein synthesis, metabolism and signall more...

Supervisor(s): Djordjevic, Julianne (Dr), Sorrell, Tania (Professor)