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Genetic control of resistance and susceptibility to tuberculosis

Both environmental and genetic factors influence susceptibility to tuberculosis; this project will identify and investigate polymorphisms in genes that may increase susceptibility t more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Genetic Modulation of the host response to pulmonary tuberculosis

This project will investigate alternative therapies to treat tuberculosis utilising viral vectors to overexpress immunological genes of interest to try and increase immunity to tube more...

Supervisor(s): Saunders, Bernadette (Dr)

Utilising Clinically Relevant Mechanisms to Develop Neuroprotective Strategies in Glaucoma

Neuroprotective strategies for glaucoma therapy have been investigated extensively over the last few years with disappointing clinical trial results. However a significant proportio more...

Supervisor(s): White, Andrew (Dr)

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes mellitus

Early signs of diabetes complications in childhood onset diabetes will focus on newer methods to assess heart rate variation, peripheral nerve function, colour vision and vascular c more...

Supervisor(s): Donaghue, Kim (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)

Regulatory T cells

Regulatory T cells (Tregs) control autoimmune, allergic and inflammatory responses, and are involved in organ transplantation and immune responses to cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Fazekas, Barbara (Professor)

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)