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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)

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)

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 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)

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)

Preventing rejection of transplanted organs without using immunosuppressive drugs

The project aims to identify molecular pathways to prevent rejection of transplanted organs in animal models and to apply these findings to clinical transplantation. more...

Supervisor(s): Bishop, Alex (Dr)

• 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)

Stem Cells in Liver Disease

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

Supervisor(s): Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)