Research Projects

Current transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) protocols are designed based on abnormal activity of isolated brain regions. This notion is...

The academic research program within this laboratory is focused on defining the key molecular interactions underlying receptor recognition events...

Helicobacter pylori persistently colonize the epithelium of the stomach in roughly half of the world’s population. It is a causative agent of...

Excess body weight is a major and leading factor in overall disease burden worldwide and if left unabated could lead to falls in overall life...

This project aims to examine the attitudes, beliefs and intention to engage in EBP by undergraduate/ graduate entry nursing students.
Supervisor: Dr Gulzar Malik

Oxidative stress and inflammation are two significant drivers of Diabetic Complications such as cardiovascular disease. Type 2 Diabetes affects...
Supervisor: Dr Judy De Haan-Klein

The growing enthusiasm for scalable e-health tools, together with the accessibility of app-based technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets), have...
Supervisor: Professor Murat Yucel

Breastfeeding is recommended in low income settings by HIV positive mothers particularly when there is not a safe, affordable or culturally...

Systemic Lupus Erythematous is a complex heterogeneous disease in which the pathogenesis remains poorly understood. The measurement of immune...
Supervisor: Professor Eric Morand

Brain training strategies (i.e. computerised cognitive training), such as cognitive control training and attentional bias modification, show promise...
Supervisor: Professor Murat Yucel

Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work with individuals with Huntington’s disease on a cognitive brain training study. Huntington’s...

Obesity is an enormous health concern, both in Australia and worldwide. Our laboratory recently published a function for the ETS-5 transcription...

Injuries to the nervous system can cause lifelong disabilities due to ineffective repair of the damaged nerve fibres and thus, understanding the...
Supervisor: Dr Brent Neumann

With the trend of increasing sedentary occupations alongside a growing understanding of the role of environmental settings in chronic disease...
Supervisor: Dr Rosanne Freak-Poli

Our lab is interested in immune cells within the central nervous system (CNS), and how these cells contribute to neuroinflammation and neurological...
Supervisor: Dr Samantha Dando

This project will investigate the machinery involved in mitochondrial fission and fusion and the relationship between mitochondrial dynamics and...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

This project will require the student to examine Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) profiles. The RAVLT is one of the most common...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Mitochondria are essential components of eukaryotic cells, carrying out critical physiological processes that include energy production and calcium...
Supervisor: Dr Brent Neumann

It is now well-established that the cancer stroma, including cancer-associated fibroblasts, plays a major role in development and progression of this...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Daly

Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work on a multimodal computational imaging study that examines cognitive and neural development in...
Supervisor: Dr Sharna Jamadar

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