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In the Molecular Nutrition research group, led by Prof Gary Williamson, we are focused on discovering the mechanisms underlying the health benefits...
Supervisor: Dr Michael Houghton

Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle weakens and is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It is a major public health issue,...
Supervisor: Dr Morag Young

Signalling through many distinct pathways drive normal testis development and are essential for normal fertility in males. We are investigating an...

Diagnosis of patients with neurological disorders such as stroke and non-stroke, seizure or no seizure and multiple sclerosis can be difficult for...
Supervisor: Professor Thanh Phan

A particular phenomenon of the electroencephalography (EEG) wave form is the sleep spindle, believed to function as mechanism through which long-term...

Preeclampsia is a pregnancy disorder characterised by hypertension with proteinuria, maternal organ dysfunction or fetal growth restriction. Each...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Marshall

Early in pregnancy, the maternal vasculature undergoes dramatic adaptations to help support both the mother and the developing baby throughout...
Supervisor: Dr Sarah Marshall

The ATR-X syndrome, an X-linked recessive developmental disorder affecting males, belongs to a growing list of disorders of sex development (DSD)...

We and others have recently discovered that DNA damage can promote inflammation through recruitment of the cGAS-STING pathway (Pepin et al., Nucleic...
Supervisor: Dr Michael Gantier

The neonatal microbiome, in healthy full-term infants and in preterm infants presents with a highly dynamic nature. As such, the microbiome is...
Supervisor: Professor Marcel Nold

The research of my group focuses on sleep in infants and children. This is of the utmost importance to the health of every baby and child. Sleep is...

Opportunities exist to join a world leading team in translational cell therapy research. Projects offered include lab work in cell characterisation,...
Supervisor: Dr Atul Malhotra

Preterm infants are at high risk of brain injury, mainly due to low blood flow and oxygenation in the brain. With this project we aim to assess the...

We have discovered a new cytokine exclusively expressed in the female reproductive tract, which is essential for the optimal response to Sexually...

There is overlap between depressive symptom and MS symptoms, such as fatigue, altered sleep patterns, appetite changes, impaired memory and...
Supervisor: Dr Lisa Grech

For the majority of DSD cases the underlying genetic aetiology is unknown. In males Sox9 is a critical ‘hub’ gene involved in sexual development. We...

The release of extracellular vesicles (EVs) is a property that has been conserved by both multi- and unicellular organisms during evolution. One of...

CHEK2 is an established breast cancer predisposition gene. Pathogenic variants in CHEK2 are associated with a 3-fold increased risk of breast cancer...

There is variation in coding of stroke admissions in the administrative data compared with the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry clinician-assigned...

Monash University and Monash Health are world leaders in the causes and treatment of ANCA-associated vasculitis, and autoimmune disease that can...

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