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The interaction of chronic kidney disease and cancer

There are a range of opportunities to undertake higher degrees looking at the interaction of chronic diseases, specifically how chronic kidney disease affects cancer epidemiology. S more...

Supervisor(s): Webster, Angela (Dr)

Interplay between Innate and adaptive immunity in kidney ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection

This study is to investigate the link between innate and adaptive immunity in kidney ischemia reperfusion injury and allograft rejection with a view to identifying new therapeutic t more...

Supervisor(s): Chadban, Steve (Professor), Wu, Huiling (Associate Professor)

• Roles of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs), E-cadherin, beta-catenin, transforming growth factor (TGF-beta), epithelial & endothelial –mesenchymal transition in pathogenesis of kidney fibrosis.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

• Targeting β-catenin/Foxo to maximize anti-inflammatory and wound healing effects while preventing profibrotic effects of TGF-β as a novel treatment of chronic kidney diseases.

21,000 Australians receive kidney replacement therapy and many more die of kidney failure as a result of kidney fibrosis. TGF-β, a growth factor causing kidney fibrosis, is als more...

Supervisor(s): Zheng, Guoping (Dr), Harris, David (Professor)

Targeting Regulatory T Cells for the Treatment of Autoimmune Renal Disease

This project will investigate the role of regulatory T cells for the treatment of autoimmunity kidney disease.    more...

Supervisor(s): Alexander, Stephen (Professor), Wang, Yuan Min (Dr)

The Cochrane Renal Group:systematic reviews of interventions and diagnostic test accuracy in Nephrology

There are a range of opportunities to undertake higher degrees looking at methodology of randomised trials, diagnostic test accuracy studies and systematic reviews. Several projects more...

Supervisor(s): Webster, Angela (Dr)

Interactions between porcine ligands and the human lymphocyte activating receptor NKG2D

Role of NKG2D in the human cellular immune response against porcine xenotransplants. more...

Supervisor(s): Sharland, Alexandra (Dr)

The role of miRNAs in diabetic renal interstitial fibrosis

The central aim of the project is to define the therapeutic benefit of targeting miRNAs in renal interstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Pollock, Carol (Professor), Chen, Xin-Ming (Dr)

Tubular autophagy in diabetic nephropathy

The central aim of the project is to define the role of autophagy dysfunction leading to renal tubulointerstitial fibrosis in diabetic nephropathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Pollock, Carol (Professor), Chen, Xin-Ming (Dr)

Patient preferences and willingness to pay for genomic information in cancer and cardiovascular disease

It is not clear how people value genetic or genomic health information, and traditional economic evaluation may not capture the full benefit of this service. This PhD will examine p more...

Supervisor(s): Morton, Rachael (Associate Professor)