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Background: Fatigue is the most commonly reported, most disabling but least understood symptom experienced by patients with chronic diseases such as...
Supervisor: Dr Suzanne McDonald

We have established a large cohort of patients with predominantly antibody deficiency (PAD), the most prevalent symptomatic form of primary...

Residents of aged care homes represent one of the sickest and most vulnerable members of the community. One third of residents in residential aged...
Supervisor: Dr Shiva Vasi

We wish to revolutionise the treatment of autoimmune diseases. We are hoping to devise strategies to eliminate harmful auto reactive cells using...

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...

Are you interested in partnering with patients and families to improve their care outcomes? Would you like the opportunity to engage in innovative...
Supervisor: Dr Pauline Wong

Newborn infants receiving intensive often have to undergo painful procedures. Standard treatment includes the use of opiate analgesia which have the...
Supervisor: A/Prof Kenneth Tan

There is a growing number of studies evaluating the health-related quality of life (QOL) outcomes following critical illness. However, there is...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Higgins

Immunology and Human Pathology are dynamic disciplines, with many inter-disciplinary alignments --in content, techniques and toolboxes. Face-to-face...
Supervisor: Dr Jessica Borger

Since the discovery of the “high-risk” genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 two decades ago, breast cancer susceptibility research has identified many additional...
Supervisor: Dr Tu Nguyen-Dumont

A major challenge in cancer therapeutics is to kill tumour cells without harming normal cells in the body. Traditional chemotherapy tries to do this...
Supervisor: Dr Lan Nguyen

Good sleep is vital for good physical and mental health. The average Australian adult spends 8 hours a night sleeping, corresponding to ~30% of their...
Supervisor: Dr Rowan Ogeil

Depression and anxiety are common, debilitating and chronic mental health conditions which can be difficult to effectively treat. We aim here to...

Researchers from a number of universities, led by Monash University, are currently embarking on a four year NHMRC funded project to evaluate the...
Supervisor: Dr Camille La Brooy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease is an incurable disease that affects approximately 1 in 200 young Australians, with increasing incidence worldwide. Up to...
Supervisor: Dr Edward Giles

• Lipids are key biological molecules essential to life. Lipidomics is the characterisation and study of the complete lipidome of a biological...

Amyloid precursor protein (APP) plays key roles in apoptosis, synaptic plasticity, neurogenesis, learning, and memory, but its exact physiological...

Women with endometriosis and adenomyosis suffer for up to 10 years in pain before a diagnosis is made. This is in part due to lack of a non-invasive...

The healthy intestine maintains a homeostatic equilibrium between epithelial integrity, a resident immune system and a symbiotic microbiome....
Supervisor: Dr Edward Giles

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