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This project will require the student to examine Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT) profiles. The RAVLT is one of the most common...
Supervisor: Dr Marina Downing

Background: Our group is involved in an Australia-wide program (www.kidgen.org.au) which aims to identify novel causative genes in patients with...

Mitochondria are essential components of eukaryotic cells, carrying out critical physiological processes that include energy production and calcium...
Supervisor: Dr Brent Neumann

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

We discovered 2 types of adult stem cells in human endometrium – epithelial progenitor and mesenchymal stem cell (eMSC) - likely responsible for its...

Trop2 is a protein that regulates cell proliferation and migration in tumours. Cell proliferation and migration are also critical features during...
Supervisor: Dr Megan Wallace

The extracellular matrix-associated Connective Tissue Growth Factor (CTGF) is considered a double-edged sword during organ development and repair, as...

You will study the clinical characteristics and epidemiology of anticonvulsant overdose/poisonings presenting to Monash Health hospitals. This will...
Supervisor: Dr Anselm Wong

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) cases have been increasing significantly in Australia over the last decade. A dramatic increase in infectious...
Supervisor: Dr Eric Chow

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

This project seeks to comprehensively characterize our prototype inhibitor of CDA1, CHA-061, for its treatment effect on diabetes associated kidney...
Supervisor: Dr Zhong-Lin Chai

This project seeks to comprehensively characterize our prototype inhibitor of CDA1, CHA-061, for its treatment effect on diabetes associated kidney...
Supervisor: Dr Zhong-Lin Chai

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

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 majority of chronic pain management occurs in the primary care setting. In rural areas, there are often limited professional development...
Supervisor: Dr Eleanor Mitchell

Our broader research is investigating the utility of ocular motor assessment in retired AFL players with a history of concussion. This project will...

Heart failure (HF) represents a major health and economic burden with high hospital admission rates despite significant advances in treatment and...

Mycobacterium abscessus is a rapidly growing mycobacterium that is increasingly being isolated in lung transplant candidates and recipients....
Supervisor: Dr Orla Morrissey

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