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 | 2008


  • 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]


  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]


  • Rybovic, M., Banati, R., Cox, J. (2008), Radiation therapy treatment verification imaging in Australia and New Zealand. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology. 52(2), 183-190. [Abstract]