Dr Aaron Camp

Senior Lecturer Biomedical Sciences, School of Medical Sciences

Telephone +61 2 9351 9140

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Research interests

Airplanes, submarines and even our humble phones use sophisticated guidance systems to allow them to navigate through the environment. Amazingly, vertebrates have used an analogous system for billions of years! This system is called the vestibular or ¿balance¿ system. I am interested in how our vestibular system allows us to maintain balance under normal conditions, how disease impairs this ability, and how balance signals are ultimately combined with those of other senses to enable navigation through our complex world.

Teaching and supervision

  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Neuroscience

Current projects

  • Behavioural, electrophysiological, and molecular correlates of aging in the mouse balance (vestibular) system.
  • Central control of peripheral vestibular sensitivity.
  • Normalization of vestibular nucleus neuron output.
  • The neuroprotective effect of near infrared light on the striatal cholinergic interneurons.

Associations

  • Australiasian Neuroscience Society
  • Society for Neuroscience

Awards and honours

  • 2013: University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School Early Career Researcher Award
  • 2011: Australia Day Award (Volunteer of the Year)- Central Coast
  • 2010: Society for Neuroscience Next Generation Award (Nominee)
  • 2010: Finalist; Leadership Award, (Central Coast, Hunter, Mid North Coast)
  • 2009: Rebecca L Cooper Foundation Medal.

International links

Canada

(Robarts Institute, University of Western Ontario) Collaboration with Professor Brian Corneil investigating VEMPs in cochlea implant patients.

United States

(Columbia University) Collaboration with Dr. Andrew Murray investigating the input profiles of vestibular efferent neurons.

United States

(University of Colorado) Dr. Katie Rennie

Selected grants

2014

  • CLARIOstar Multifunctional Microplate Reader for Shared Used at the Open Access, Multi-User Molecular Biology Core Facility; Huang M, Scolyer R, Fraser S, Sahni S, Speranza T, Owens T, Barrs V, Ju Y, Kovacevic Z, Lu Z, Camp A, Slobedman B, Morris B, Oliver B, Dos Remedios C, Kalinowski D, Fu D, Lai D, Lovicu F, Allbutt H, Triccas J, Burgess J, Kril J, Dixon K, Rendina L, Byrne M, King N, Groundwater P, Williamson P, Ho J, Dong Q, Bao B, Assinder S, McLennan S, Richardson D, Ammit A, Sharland A, Hardikar A, Hong A, Hambly B, Lee C, Murphy C, Goldsbury C, Johnstone D, Lane D, Hibbs D, Joshua D, Huq F, Halliday G, Sutherland G, Zreiqat H, Lok H, Lyons G, Jansson P, Black J, Zhu L, Sunde M, Day M, Naylor M, Buckland M, Murray M, Shafie N, Lay P, Poronnik P, Codd R, Mason R, Ryan R, Christopherson R, de Graaf S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2013

  • Mouse behavioural phenotyping battery; Hunt N, Christie M, McGregor I, Kassiou M, Collins M, Stone J, Arnold J, Sawatari A, Mitrofanis J, Camp A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • QX100 Droplet Digital PCR system for Shared Used at the Open Access, Multi-User Molecular Biology Core Facility; Richardson D, Kril J, Murphy C, Vandenberg R, Rendina L, Dos Remedios C, Ju Y, Kovacevic Z, Lyons G, Sutherland G, Lay P, Ammit A, Lai D, Morris B, Day M, Dong Q, Bao B, Huang M, Camp A, Boyer M, Whittington R, Byrne M, Hanrahan J, Fu D, Jansson P, Lane D, Bagley E, Hibbs D, Zhang D, Fraser S, Scolyer R, Black J, Halliday G, Christie M, Zreiqat H, Murray M, Slobedman B, Naylor M, Burgess J, Triccas J, Mason R, Chadban S, Combes V, Lovicu F, McLennan S, Kalinowski D, Sharland A, Johnstone D, Groundwater P, Dixon K, Zhou F, Lovejoy D, Lu Z, Zhu L, Goldsbury C, Witting P, Buckland M, Assinder S, Purdie (Williams) A, Codd R, Owens T, Hambly B; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2012

  • Aging and Balance: Impact of Age on Mouse Vestibular Hair Cell; Camp A; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2010

  • Bridging the gap from mouse to man: Investigations of peripheral vestibular function; Camp A; Garnett Passe & Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Dixon, K., Sequeira, V., Camp, A., Mason, R. (2012). Vitamin D and skin Cancer. In Victor R. Preedy (Eds.), Handbook of Diet, Nutrition and the Skin, (pp. 395-411). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Journals

  • Tung, V., Burton, T., Dababneh, E., Quail, S., Camp, A. (2014). Behavioral Assessment of the Aging Mouse Vestibular System. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (89), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Tung, V., Di Marco, S., Lim, R., Brichta, A., Camp, A. (2013). An Isolated Semi-intact Preparation of the Mouse Vestibular Sensory Epithelium for Electrophysiology and High-resolution Two-photon Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 76, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wijesinghe, R., Solomon, S., Camp, A. (2013). Noise Normalizes Firing Output of Mouse Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Neurons. PLoS One, 8(2), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Camp, A. (2012). Intrinsic neuronal excitability: a role in homeostasis and disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 3, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Camp, A. (2011). Intrinsic neuronal excitability: implications for health and disease. Biomolecular Concepts, 2(4), 247-259.
  • Camp, A., Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2011). The impact of brief exposure to high contrast on the contrast response of neurons in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(3), 1310-1321. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Gharaei, S., Camp, A., Bourne, J., Solomon, S. (2011). Visual motion integration by neurons in the middle temporal area of a New World monkey, the marmoset. The Journal of Physiology, 589(23), 5741-5758. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Lim, R., Anderson, W., Schofield, P., Callister, R., Brichta, A. (2010). Attenuated glycine receptor function reduces excitability of mouse medial vestibular nucleus neurons. Neuroscience, 170(1), 348-360. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Cheong, S., Camp, A. (2010). Linear and Nonlinear Contributions to the Visual Sensitivity of Neurons in Primate Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(4), 1884-1898. [More Information]
  • Dixon, K., Sequeira, V., Camp, A., Mason, R. (2010). Vitamin D-fence. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 9(4), 564-570. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2009). Adaptable mechanisms that regulate the contrast response of neurons in the primate lateral geniculate nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(15), 5009-5021. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Wijesinghe, R. (2009). Calretinin: Modulator of neuronal excitability. The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 41(11), 2118-2121. [More Information]
  • Curthoys, I., Kim, J., McPhedran, S., Camp, A. (2006). Bone conducted vibration selectively activates irregular primary otolithic vestibular neurons in the guinea pig. Experimental Brain Research. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Callister, R., Brichta, A. (2006). Inhibitory synaptic transmission differs in mouse type A and B medial vestibular nucleus neurons in vitro. Journal of Neurophysiology, 95(5), 3208-3218. [More Information]
  • Lee, H., Camp, A., Callister, R., Brichta, A. (2005). Vestibular primary afferent activity in an in vitro preparation of the mouse inner ear. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 145(1-2), 73-87. [More Information]

2014

  • Tung, V., Burton, T., Dababneh, E., Quail, S., Camp, A. (2014). Behavioral Assessment of the Aging Mouse Vestibular System. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (89), 1-11. [More Information]

2013

  • Tung, V., Di Marco, S., Lim, R., Brichta, A., Camp, A. (2013). An Isolated Semi-intact Preparation of the Mouse Vestibular Sensory Epithelium for Electrophysiology and High-resolution Two-photon Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 76, 1-9. [More Information]
  • Wijesinghe, R., Solomon, S., Camp, A. (2013). Noise Normalizes Firing Output of Mouse Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Neurons. PLoS One, 8(2), 1-8. [More Information]

2012

  • Camp, A. (2012). Intrinsic neuronal excitability: a role in homeostasis and disease. Frontiers in Neurology, 3, 1-2. [More Information]
  • Dixon, K., Sequeira, V., Camp, A., Mason, R. (2012). Vitamin D and skin Cancer. In Victor R. Preedy (Eds.), Handbook of Diet, Nutrition and the Skin, (pp. 395-411). The Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

2011

  • Camp, A. (2011). Intrinsic neuronal excitability: implications for health and disease. Biomolecular Concepts, 2(4), 247-259.
  • Camp, A., Cheong, S., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2011). The impact of brief exposure to high contrast on the contrast response of neurons in primate lateral geniculate nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 106(3), 1310-1321. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Gharaei, S., Camp, A., Bourne, J., Solomon, S. (2011). Visual motion integration by neurons in the middle temporal area of a New World monkey, the marmoset. The Journal of Physiology, 589(23), 5741-5758. [More Information]

2010

  • Camp, A., Lim, R., Anderson, W., Schofield, P., Callister, R., Brichta, A. (2010). Attenuated glycine receptor function reduces excitability of mouse medial vestibular nucleus neurons. Neuroscience, 170(1), 348-360. [More Information]
  • Solomon, S., Tailby, C., Cheong, S., Camp, A. (2010). Linear and Nonlinear Contributions to the Visual Sensitivity of Neurons in Primate Lateral Geniculate Nucleus. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(4), 1884-1898. [More Information]
  • Dixon, K., Sequeira, V., Camp, A., Mason, R. (2010). Vitamin D-fence. Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences, 9(4), 564-570. [More Information]

2009

  • Camp, A., Tailby, C., Solomon, S. (2009). Adaptable mechanisms that regulate the contrast response of neurons in the primate lateral geniculate nucleus. The Journal of Neuroscience, 29(15), 5009-5021. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Wijesinghe, R. (2009). Calretinin: Modulator of neuronal excitability. The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 41(11), 2118-2121. [More Information]

2006

  • Curthoys, I., Kim, J., McPhedran, S., Camp, A. (2006). Bone conducted vibration selectively activates irregular primary otolithic vestibular neurons in the guinea pig. Experimental Brain Research. [More Information]
  • Camp, A., Callister, R., Brichta, A. (2006). Inhibitory synaptic transmission differs in mouse type A and B medial vestibular nucleus neurons in vitro. Journal of Neurophysiology, 95(5), 3208-3218. [More Information]

2005

  • Lee, H., Camp, A., Callister, R., Brichta, A. (2005). Vestibular primary afferent activity in an in vitro preparation of the mouse inner ear. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 145(1-2), 73-87. [More Information]

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