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LDL-cholesterol controls the role of integrins in cancer cell migration

This project explores the role of LDL-cholesterol in integrin trafficking and signalling, which is relevant for cancer cell migration. more...

Supervisor(s): Grewal , Thomas (Associate Professor)

Developing small molecules that enhance PCSK9/AnxA2 interaction to inhibit PCSK9 and elevate LDLR levels

Statins to decrease low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) are a cornerstone to prevent and treat cardiovascular events. However, inadequate dose response, resistance, and seri more...

Supervisor(s): Grewal , Thomas (Associate Professor)

Examining the role of ABC transporter proteins in the development of Alzheimer’s disease

Cholesterol and other lipids have been shown to be related to the development of chronic disease including Alzheimer's disease. This project will study aspects of the cellular proce more...

Supervisor(s): Gelissen, Ingrid (Dr)

Nutrient regulation of the stem cell compartment

Australia is among the countries with the fastest growing rates of overweight and obesity, which by 2025 will affect >70% of the population. Chronic diseases linked to obesity in more...

Supervisor(s): George, Jacob (Professor)

Function and regulation of P-type ATPase ion pumps

The project aims to understand at the atomic level how the Na+,K+-ATPase and related ion pumps function and how they are regulated. more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Ron (Associate Professor)

Developing and implementing shared decision-making tool to facilitate deprescribing statins in the elderly

The overall aim for this research is to develop a decision-making tool for patients/family, to facilitate understanding of the deprescribing process and to ultimately enco more...

Supervisor(s): Juraskova , Ilona (Associate Professor)

Mouse models of Fatty Liver

The role of the metabolic syndrome in mouse models of fatty liver more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr)

Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare

The Immune fitness as a measure of animal welfare study will examine several aspects in the identification of immune measures relevant to production outcome. This presents oppo more...

Supervisor(s): Purdie, Auriol (Dr)

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)