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Endometriosis is a chronic disorder that has a major impact on quality of life. Despite its high prevalence, there is a lack of understanding of its...
Supervisor: Dr Fiona Cousins

Characterising novel virulence mechanisms in the emerging hospital-acquired pathogen; Acinetobacter baumannii (A/Professor John Boyce, Dr Faye...

Background: Over 400,000 Australians are affected by diabetic kidney disease. Current clinical therapies only delay the progression to end stage...

It is now well-established that the cancer stroma, including cancer-associated fibroblasts, plays a major role in development and progression of this...
Supervisor: Professor Roger Daly

The microbial communities associated with every surface of our bodies are incredibly diverse, yet we know practically nothing about the majority of...
Supervisor: Dr Sam Forster

The gastrointestinal microbiota, mediated by complex interactions between the patient’s immune system and environment, is now associated with...
Supervisor: Dr Sam Forster

Primates live in a striking variety of societies: mostly solitary orangutans, herds of hundreds of geladas, and nations with over a billion humans....
Supervisor: Dr Jason Massey

Recent breakthrough findings from our laboratory have found that levels of a specific protein called, betacellulin, are reduced in the post-mortem...
Supervisor: A/Prof Rachel Hill

BACKGROUND Chest pain is one of the most common presenting complaints to the Emergency Department. Most such patients are evaluated for an acute...

Chronic pain is a major global health burden, affecting nearly 20% of the Australian population. This debilitating condition results in...
Supervisor: Dr Wendy Imlach

The biological clock regulates the near-24h rhythm of sleep, alertness, and other cognitive abilities. During the waking day, just prior to the...

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...

This project aims to develop a greater understanding of clinical reasoning in the paramedic context. It will explore the elements of clinical...
Supervisor: Dr Linda Ross

We plan to conduct a series of clinical studies on a variety of areas pertaining to Atrial Fibrillation and stroke: 1. Investigating anticoagulation...
Supervisor: Dr Andrew Teh

Genetic variants have been found to cause epilepsy as well as affect how people respond to treatment. Whole exome sequencing is a new method of...

Cytokines have attracted substantial attention as diagnostic biomarkers for infectious and inflammatory diseases in recent years. However,...
Supervisor: Professor Marcel Nold

It is now well appreciated that adipocytes are not simply fat storage cells, but can be subdivided into white, brown and ‘beige’ cells, with the...

With collaborators from the UK, Canada and Sweden, we will address the structural drivers of mental illness stigma, as experienced by young rural...
Supervisor: Dr Rochelle Hine

We have discovered that the initiation of a TCR signal in Treg cells entails docking of the Treg TCR in the opposite orientation to that observed for...
Supervisor: Dr Hugh Reid

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