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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

The currently identified genetic breast cancer risk factors account for less than 50% of the familial risk. The vast majority of women undergoing...

The overarching aim of the Child and Adolescent Sleep and Fatigue Assessment and Management (CASFAM) study is to develop an evidence based feasible...
Supervisor: Dr Alison Crichton

A collaborative effort between Supportive and Palliative Care, Complex Care, General Medicine and Nephrology, the Supportive Chronic Conditions...

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

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

With increasing awareness of the potential short- and long-term effects of concussions, there is a widely accepted need to develop objective tools...
Supervisor: Dr Stuart McDonald

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

The discovery that Rett syndrome a neurodevelopmental disorder is caused by mutations that affect the methyl-CpG-binding protein MeCP2 provided a...
Supervisor: Professor Sam El-Osta

Lung transplantation is an increasingly used treatment for individuals with advanced lung disease. Despite a marked improvement over the last two...

Recent literature highlights widespread concern that the clinical skills of junior medical staff do not continue to develop in the early years after...

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...

Latent tuberculosis (TB) infection is an asymptomatic condition after exposure to Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Although a proportion of individuals...
Supervisor: Dr Joseph Doyle

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

Announcing an opportunity for a PhD student to work on a multimodal computational imaging study that examines cognitive and neural development in...
Supervisor: Dr Sharna Jamadar

The menopause transition is a time of significant hormonal changes. Mood changes, including anxiety and depression are frequently reported during the...
Supervisor: Dr Caroline Gurvich

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