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Dysregulation of the inflammatory response in diabetes: Its role in poor wound healing

Diabetes is known to alter inflammatroy response but how this contributes to poor wound healing and other complications of diabetes is not known and will be investigated in this wor more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr), Shackel, Nicholas (Dr)

Adiponectin and its role in wound healing

This project will use mouse models to investigate the role of adiponectin and its receptors in liver fibrosis. more...

Supervisor(s): Hebbard, Lionel (Dr)

• 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)

• 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)

Magnetic resonance electrical impedance tomography

MREIT is a new medical imaging method that allows the electrical conductivity of tissue to be directly measured in the MR scanner. It has high potential for implant design, monitors more...

Supervisor(s): McEwan, Alistair (Professor)

REGULATION OF GROWTH FACTOR SIGNALLING IN THE EYE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR NORMAL LENS BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY.

Growth factors play an essential role in regulating lens cell behaviour in the eye. Diverse intracellular signalling pathways work in concert or oppose each other to promote and reg more...

Supervisor(s): Lovicu, Frank J. (Professor)

Investigation on the causes for keratoconus

This project will be suitable for PhD students, and it can also be broken down to small projects for master students. It is basic science research based, and the student will experi more...

Supervisor(s): Sutton, Gerard (Professor), You, Jingjing (Dr)

LDL-cholesterol controls the role of integrins in cancer cell migration

This project explores the role of LDL-cholesterol in integrin trafficking and signalling, which is relevant for cancer cell migration. more...

Supervisor(s): Grewal , Thomas (Associate Professor)

Mechanism of the effect of diabetes on the inflammation and subsequent fibrosis

In our laboratory we are investigating the effects of diabetes on the inflammatory response and the initiation of fibrosis and the relationship between these changes and the develop more...

Supervisor(s): McLennan, Susan (Dr)

Proteomic Mapping and Molecular Modelling of Avian H5N1 Influenza Antigen Epitopes Targeted by Human Antibodies

In studying Avian H5N1 Influenza specific Antibodies within Humans the aim is to clearly and definitively identify the respective viral proteins and epitopes targeted by neutralizin more...

Supervisor(s): Lynch, Garry (Dr)