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Conopeptides as potential pain therapeutics

Dissecting mechanisms of chronic pain using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in spinal cord slices and behavioural correlations. more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

Develop single-cell mechanobiological methods for discovering molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular and neuronal mechanical force sensing

We are developing cutting-edge technologies for the following biomedical application: 1) define the mechanosensing functions of key protein players in the cardiovascular system such more...

Supervisor(s): Ju, Lining (Arnold) (Dr)

Cellular mechanisms of opioid tolerance and dependence

Tolerance and dependence that contribute to opioid addiction will be studied using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in brain slices and behavioural co more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

A novel drug combination therapy for heart failure

This project will investigate a novel drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in heart failure treatment by targeting Na+-K+ pump function. more...

Supervisor(s): Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

Prevention of cardiac side effects of cancer treatment

This project will investigate a novel drug combination therapy that has potential benefits in cancer treatment induced heart failure by targeting Na+-K+ pump function. more...

Supervisor(s): Liu, Chia-chi (Dr), Ramussen, Helge (Professor)

Chronic pain & endogenous cannabinoids.

Endogenous cannabinoids represent a potential therapeutic target for intractable pain states, this project will focus on how these agents produce their actions at the cellular level more...

Supervisor(s): Vaughan, Christopher (Dr)

Vision laboratory

The vision laboratory is interested in understanding how the images of the visual world are converted in neural information and how this information is represented in the brain. We more...

Supervisor(s): Protti, Dario (Dr)