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The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is one of the most important hormonal systems regulating both acute and chronic blood pressure. The main effector...

Tumours are a highly heterogeneous mix of multiple cellular subpopulations, each with their own unique molecular and biological properties. Studying...
Supervisor: Dr Renea Taylor

Studies in T cell mediated immunity have focused on understanding the presentation of peptides by the Major Histocompatibility Complex (MHC), and...
Supervisor: Dr Jerome Le Nours

Mitochondria are key players in health and disease. They are the main source of energy in eukaryotic cells, oxidizing sugars and fats to generate ATP...
Supervisor: Professor Mike Ryan

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

Background: The innate immune system senses and responds to endogenous and exogenous danger signals in order to protect the host. cGAMP synthase (...
Supervisor: Dr Dominic De Nardo

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

Wombats and koalas are the only survivors of an extensive radiation of mostly terrestrial vombatiforms dating back to the late Oligocene. Wombats and...

Cytomegaloviruses (CMV) are a family of species-specific viruses that have evolved sophisticated strategies to interfere with host immunity, thereby...
Supervisor: Dr Richard Berry

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

Stroke is Australia’s second greatest cause of death after coronary heart disease and is aleading cause of disability. We have four independent...

This project centres on KIR3DL1 polymorphism and how it translates to improved outcomes in hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for the treatment...
Supervisor: Mr Julian Vivian

Many bacteria are motile. Chemotaxis, mediated by chemoreceptors, plays an important role in bacterial survival and virulence. In this project, we...

Some intermediary metabolic enzymes are upregulated in the liver of mice and humans with type 2 diabetes. Here we will test whether and how these...
Supervisor: Dr Adam Rose

Recently, renal denervation (removing the renal nerves) has been shown to be an effective and safe treatment for human resistant hypertension and is...

This project involves high resolution imaging (CT, synchrotron CT, X-ray fluorescence microscopy, and MRI) of large sharks native to Australian...
Supervisor: Dr David Reser

Antibiotic resistance continues to emerge and intensify. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are a promising alternative to current antibiotics, but...

This project aims to determine how conjugative antibiotic resistance and toxin plasmids are transferred in this important pathogenic bacterium.
Supervisor: Professor Julian Rood

The laboratory is interested in the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms that govern cell identity, in particular pluripotency and the...

Age-related olfactory sensory decay, including smell loss and defective odor-discrimination, during normal and pathological aging is a prominent...
Supervisor: Dr Jie Liu

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