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Pelvic organ Prolapse (POP) is a debilitating urogynecological disorder arising from vaginal birth trauma that goes unrecognised, and culminates as a...
Supervisor: Dr Shayanti Mukherjee

Endometriosis is a devastating chronic disease affecting 10% of girls and women, where cells of endometrial histology form lesions throughout the...

Cancer immunotherapy has revolutionized the treatment of many cancers, but this potentially effective treatment can also cause significant side-...
Supervisor: Dr Miles Andrews

Pattern recognition receptors, including Toll-like receptors (TLRs) and NOD-like receptors (NLRs), are key components of the innate immune response....
Supervisor: Dr Kate Lawlor

The World Mosquito Program (WMP; based at Monash University) has pioneered a novel biocontrol tool, Wolbachia, that controls the transmission of...
Supervisor: Dr. Johanna Fraser

Despite the fundamental importance of antibody secreting plasma cells (PC) in both health and disease, little is known about the factors and...

The student will investigate and determine the evidence behind the use of antidote (acetylcysteine) cessation in the treatment of paracetamol...
Supervisor: Professor Anselm Wong

The notion that non-genetic factors in oocytes (eggs) and sperm can alter development and postnatal health in offspring is gaining traction with our...

Gastric cancer kills ~1 million people worldwide each year and has an average 5-year survival rate of 19%. It is, therefore, a cancer of unmet need....
Supervisor: Dr Dustin Flanagan

Pasteurella multocida is a Gram-negative bacterial pathogen that causes a number of different diseases in cattle, pigs and poultry, resulting in...

Our laboratory has for the first time identified a new NOD-like receptor (NLR) protein in the regulation of inflammation in response to chronic...

Background: Macrophages play an important role in the immune response. Dysregulation of this immune response can lead to a range of inflammatory...
Supervisor: Dr Jess Salmon

One of the most severe forms of kidney disease is caused by a form of autoimmune vasculitis which severely damages the small blood vessels of the...
Supervisor: Dr Kim O'Sullivan

The mRNA therapeutics have emerged as a high potent new class of drug, revolutionizing disease treatments, such as therapeutic vaccines, monoclonal...

Antibiotic-resistance is a major problem in hospitals and different community settings. Dendritic cells are sentinel cells of the innate immune...

The contraceptive pill has been linked to depressive mood. It has been hypothesised that the progesterone components of the pill are likely to drive...

Are you interested in undertaking research that advances the wellbeing of older people? Do you wish to explore the role that technology—specifically...

The interrupted time series (ITS) study design is frequently used to evaluate the effects of policy and health systems interventions, providing...
Supervisor: Dr Joanne McKenzie

Anorexia nervosa (AN) has clear biological underpinnings, however, the molecular mechanisms that lead to the development of this debilitating...
Supervisor: Dr Claire Foldi

It is well established that the human neuromuscular system can modify its function in response to physical activity or experience. This response has...

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