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Mechanisms of Transgenerational Epigenetic inheritance

We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that allow a phenomenon called epigenetic inheritance to occur: that is, the transmission of non-genetic information from more...

Supervisor(s): Ashe, Alyson (Dr)

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)

Multi-omic responses to dietary change: insights from poultry

Diet is a crucial mechanism by which organisms interact with their environment. The body responds to the food it receives to control nutrient uptake and moderate physiological pathw more...

Supervisor(s): Grueber, Catherine (Dr), Liu, Sonia (Dr), Whittington, Camilla (Dr)

Diseases of the Aorta

The causes of sporadic thoracic aortic aneurysms are not understood but the consequences of this disease can be catastrophic. We have developed an animal model of disease and this t more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

Studies in Cell-Projection Pumping

Cell-projection pumping (CPP) is a mechanism we have recently discovered whereby cells pump cytoplasm between each other. We have discovered this in context of cancer, where there i more...

Supervisor(s): Zoellner, Hans (Professor)

A nationwide bee breeding program

Honey bees are responsible for 1/3 of the food that we eat. There is a need to breed honey bee populations that are efficient pollinators and are robust to stressors such as pests a more...

Supervisor(s): Oldroyd, Benjamin (Professor), Chapman, Nadine (Dr)

How can animals cope with climatic variability?

Research to discover how the environment affects animal function, and if and how animals can compensate for environmental variability. more...

Supervisor(s): Seebacher, Frank (Professor)

Mitochondial DNA damage, potential target to reduce the development of renal disorders induced by maternal smoking .

Smoking rates are disproportionately high in disadvantaged populations, particularly in emerging economies, and increasing in women of child bearing age. more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr)

Predicting the future risk of chronic kidney disease in offspring of obese mothers with and without type 2 diabetes

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a major health burden driven mostly by obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. 1/3 of diabetic patients are at risk of CKD progression for unknown reas more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)

Novel therapy to prevent and treat kidney fibrosis

Progressive kidney disease is a global health burden most commonly caused by diabetes and obesity, which are dramatically on the rise. In Australia, 1 in 3 adults are at risk of dev more...

Supervisor(s): Saad, Sonia (Dr), Pollock, Carol (Professor)