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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)

Characterisation and application of human neural precursor cells in cell-based therapy

Applications of human fetal spinal-cord derived stem cells in cell-based therapy . . . more...

Supervisor(s): Chan-Ling, Tailoi (Professor)

Improving care standards and costs for spinal trauma patients

The proposed project will undertake Phase Three of this multi-phased project, leveraging from the first two project phases which will have defined both current practice, and practic more...

Supervisor(s): Sharwood, Lisa (Dr)

Walk Again: Enabling Standing and Walking after Neurological Impairment

This project is a cluster of research studies investigating health benefits of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), neurorobotics and other "blue sky" assistive technologies for more...

Supervisor(s): Davis, Glen (Professor)

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)

Stemming vision loss with stem cells

Studies to maximise recruitment of hematopoietic stem cells in various experimental models of retinopathy. more...

Supervisor(s): Chan-Ling, Tailoi (Professor)

Eccentric exercise to improve joint range of motion

This is an exciting postgraduate research opportunity to investigate what components of eccentric exercise are effective at increasing joint range of motion in people with hemipares more...

Supervisor(s): Diong, Joanna (Dr)

Investigating novel molecular mechanisms in motor neuron disease.

This project will use molecular and cell biology approaches to investigate known and novel motor neuron disease genes and the functional consequences of disease causing mutations. more...

Supervisor(s): Nicholson, Garth (Professor)

Search for a cause: the role of astrocytes in the early pathology of Parkinson's disease

The projects in our lab are directed towards finding the cause of Parkinson’s Disease.  In particular we want to know what is the nature of the mechanism that sets the ne more...

Supervisor(s): Allbutt, Haydn (Dr)

Antibody-Mediated Pain Syndrome (AMPS)

Complex regional pain syndromes (CRPSs) are painful disorders with pathophysiological etiologies associated with neuroinflammation, peripheral nerve damage, central sensitization, more...

Supervisor(s): Parratt, John (Dr), Ng, Karl (Associate Professor)