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Investigation of the role of microRNAs in cell differentiation

Investigating the role of microRNAs in the regulation of stem cell multipotency and differentiation. more...

Supervisor(s): Rasko, John (Professor)

Stem Cells in Liver Disease

The role of stem cells in progressive liver injury. more...

Supervisor(s): Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

Control of cell differentiation during mouse embryogenesis and stem cell development

The research will provide insights into how progenitor cells for embryonic tissues may be specified and determine the conditions that promote differentiation into germ layer derivat more...

Supervisor(s): Tam, Patrick (Professor)

Refining cell-based therapies to cure diabetes

The most promising route for a cure for type 1 diabetes is the use of insulin-secreting cells to replace those that have died. more...

Supervisor(s): Thorn, Peter (Professor)

Regulation of ion transport in the respiratory epithelium in health and disease

The project will focus on elucidating the mechanisms by which respiratory pathogens including influenza, parainfluenza, avian influenza (H5N1) viruses, and microbacterium tuberculos more...

Supervisor(s): Cook, David I (Professor)

Mouse models of liver cancer

This project will use mouse models to investigate the role of adiponectin and T-cadherin in models of liver cancer. more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr), Qiao, Liang (Dr)

Head Development: Intersection of transcriptional and signalling activities

This project is designed to test the hypothesis that head formation during embryogenesis is controlled by a multitude of interacting transcriptional and signalling activities and t more...

Supervisor(s): Tam, Patrick (Professor), Fossat, Nicolas (Dr)

Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast

 Glucocorticoid effects on bone: The role of the osteoblast more...

Supervisor(s): Seibel, Markus (Professor), Zhou, Hong (Professor)

Investigating the links between telomerase and the DNA damage response in cancer cells

The ribonucleoprotein enzyme telomerase counteracts telomere shortening in a majority of cancers, allowing for unlimited cell division. Most normal cells do not express telomerase, more...

Supervisor(s): Bryan, Tracy (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)