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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...

Acute kidney injury occurs in approximately 25% of patients who undergo cardiac surgery requiring cardiopulmonary bypass. During cardiopulmonary...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Evans

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

Viruses pose one of the grand challenges to human and animal health globally and within Australia. Viral disease progression is critically dependent...
Supervisor: Dr Gregory Moseley

Currently the only available effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity is bariatric surgery. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the most...
Supervisor: Dr Aneta Stefanidis

Currently the only available effective and durable treatment for morbid obesity is bariatric surgery. Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy (VSG) is the most...

During aging in human, joints, tendons and skin deteriorate both morphologically and functionally, resulting in a progressive physiological...
Supervisor: Dr Jie Liu

We develop methods for single particle electron microscopy (SPEM). Our SPEM developments are motivated by our interest in transcriptional control...
Supervisor: Dr Dominika Elmlund

Our vision: "driving excellence in medical research to build a healthier future" Our research centres on an exciting development in...

The global importance of addressing cardiovascular disease and hypertension cannot be overestimated; this field needs new insights and novel...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Studies from lower order organisms such as flies and worms have shown that mild mitochondrial dysfunction invokes a stress response that promotes...
Supervisor: Dr Adam Rose

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