Professor Richard Banati

Faculty of Health Sciences

C42 - Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

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Biographical details

Research interests

Professor Banati is the leader of the Pharmacology of Molecular Biomarkers research team.


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2010 | 2009


  • Kilburn-Watt, E., Banati, R., Keay, K. (2014), Rats with Altered Behaviour Following Nerve Injury Show Evidence of Centrally Altered Thyroid Regulation. Brain Research Bulletin. 107(C), 110-118. [Abstract]
  • Sajjan, S., Damian Holsinger, R., Fok, S., Ebrahimkhani, S., Rollo, J., Banati, R., Graeber, M. (2014), Up-regulation of matrix metallopeptidase 12 in motor neurons undergoing synaptic stripping. Neuroscience. 274, 331-340. [Abstract]
  • Banati, R., Middleton, R., Chan, R., Hatty, C., Wai-Ying Kam, W., Quin, C., Graeber, M., Parmar, A., Zahra, D., Callaghan, P., Fok, S., Howell, N., Gregoire, M., Szabo, A., Pham, T., Davis, E., Liu, G. (2014), Positron emission tomography and functional characterization of a complete PBR/TSPO knockout. Nature Communications. 5, 5452. [Abstract]
  • Buljan, V., Holsinger, D., Hambly, B., Kanellis, V., Matar, E., Larkin, X., Liu, G., Bohorquez-Florez, J., Banati, R. (2014), Intrinsic synergistic-topological mechanism versus synergistic-topological matrix in microtubule self-organization. EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics. 2, 15.


  • Guastella, A., Hickie, I., McGuinness, M., Otis, M., Woods, E., Disinger, H., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013), Recommendations for the standardisation of oxytocin nasal administration and guidelines for its reporting in human research. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(5), 612-625. [Abstract]
  • Buljan, V., Damian Holsinger, R., Brown, D., Bohorquez-Florez, J., Hambly, B., Delikatny, E., Ivanova, E., Banati, R. (2013), Spinodal decomposition and the emergence of dissipative transient periodic spatio-temporal patterns in acentrosomal microtubule multitudes of different morphology. Chaos. 23(2), 023120. [Abstract]
  • Guastella, A., Alvares, G., Hickie, I., Chan, H., Chen, T., Banati, R. (2013), Unitary hormonal models, peripheral markers, and evaluation of response to drug: A response to Weisman and Feldman. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 38(5), 627-628. [Abstract]
  • Buljan, V., Damian Holsinger, R., Hambly, B., Banati, R., Ivanova, E. (2013), Intrinsic microtubule GTP-cap dynamics in semi-confined systems: kinetochore-microtubule interface. Journal of Biological Physics. 39(1), 81-98. [Abstract]


  • Graeber, M., Banati, R., Fl��gel, A., Streit, W., Tetzlaff, W. (2012), Courage, luck and patience: in celebration of the 80th birthday of Georg W. Kreutzberg. Acta Neuropathologica. 124(4), 593-598. [Abstract]
  • Kam, W., Meikle, S., Zhou, H., Zheng, Y., Blair, J., Seibel, M., Dunstan, C., Banati, R. (2012), The 18 kDa translocator protein (peripheral benzodiazepine receptor) expression in the bone of normal, osteoprotegerin or low calcium diet treated mice. PLoS One. 7(1), e30623.


  • Kilburn-Watt, E., Banati, R., Keay, K. (2010), Altered Thyroid Hormones and Behavioural Change in a Sub-population of Rats following Chronic Constriction Injury. Journal of neuroendocrinology. 22(8), 960-70. [Abstract]
  • Naidoo-Variawa, S., Lehnert, W., Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Meikle, S. (2010), Attenuation correction for the large non-human primate brain imaging using microPET. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 55(8), 2351-2363. [Abstract]


  • Liu, G., Nagarajah, R., Banati, R., Bennett, M. (2009), Glutamate induces directed chemotaxis of microglia. European Journal of Neuroscience. 29(6), 1108-1118. [Abstract]
  • Banati, R., Hickie, I. (2009), Therapeutic signposts: using biomarkers to guide better treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Medical Journal of Australia. 190(4 Suppl), S26-S32. [Abstract]
  • Hickie, I., Banati, R., Stewart, C., Lloyd, A. (2009), Are common childhood or adolescent infections risk factors for schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders?. The Medical Journal of Australia. 190(4 Suppl), S17-S21. [Abstract]
  • Kassiou, M., Banati, R., Holsinger, R., Meikle, S. (2009), Challenges in molecular imaging of Parkinson's disease: A brief overview. Brain research bulletin. 78(0), 105-8. [Abstract]