Dr Catherine Leamey

Senior Lecturer
Physiology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

Telephone +61 2 9351 4352
Fax +61 2 9351 2058

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Research interests

Developmental neurobiology, axon guidance and plasticity

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2014

  • High resolution imaging of brain activity; Leamey C; DVC Research/Brown Fellowships.
  • Stereotaxic frame; Arnold J, Christie M, Collins M, Sawatari A, Leamey C, Stone J, van Nieuwenhuijzen P, Chan-Ling T, Balle T; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2013

  • Novel enzymatic method for improving therapeutic targeting of dopaminergic afferents in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease; Sawatari A, Leamey C; Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinsons Research/Research Support.
  • Mechanisms of visual development; Leamey C; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2010

  • The role of Ten-m3 in patterning ipsilateral retinal projections; Leamey C, Marotte L, Phillips W; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2009

  • Multiphoton microscope for Cellular Imaging in Live Animals; Leamey C, Phillips W, Dampney R, Westbrook R, Morley J, Arabzadeh E, Dreher B, Solomon S, Protti D, McGregor I, King N, Hunt N, Keay K, Allen D, Koeppl C, Cullen K; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • The role Ten_m3 in patterning ipsilateral retinal projections; Leamey C; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.
  • A new Laser Microdissection Microscope with a unique pressure catapulting technique allows isolation of pure samples for subsequent downstream molecular analyses; Halliday G, Morris B, Mason R, Murphy C, Bishop A, Leamey C, Joshua D, Lee C, Iland H, Pamphlett R, Richardson D, King N, Hunt N, Arnold J, Morris M, Protti D; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2008

  • The role Ten_m3 in patterning ipsilateral retinal projections; Leamey C; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.
  • Neural mechanisms underlying functional recovery from central blindness; Leamey C; Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation/Research Grant.

2006

  • Cortical Development, Plasticity And Autism; Leamey C; Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative/Research Project.

2004

  • Development of the thalamus: a study of the perireticular nucleus; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Molecules regulating mammilian neocortivcal development: a study using an advantageous marsupial model; Leamey C; Clive & Vera Ramaciotti Foundation/Research Grant.
  • Novel molecules underlying the development of corticopetal and corticofugal pathways; Leamey C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2003

  • Novel genes underlying the development of connectivity in the cerebral cortex; Leamey C; DVC Research/Research and Development Scheme: Newly Appointed Staff (NAS).

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Marotte, L., Waite, P., Leamey, C. (2010). Australian marsupials as models of brain development. In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 219-224). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Marotte, L., Leamey, C., Waite, P. (2010). Somatosensory System. In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 167-183). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Leamey, C., Protti, D., Dreher, B. (2008). Comparative Survey of the Mammalian Visual System with Reference to the Mouse. In Chalupa L; Williams R (Eds.), Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse, (pp. 35-60). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Journals

  • Carr, O., Glendining, K., Leamey, C., Marotte, L. (2014). Retinal overexpression of Ten-m3 alters ipsilateral retinogeniculate projections in the wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Neuroscience Letters, 566, 167-171. [More Information]
  • Merlin, S., Horng, S., Marotte, L., Sur, M., Sawatari, A., Leamey, C. (2013). Deletion of Ten-m3 Induces the Formation of Eye Dominance Domains in Mouse Visual Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 23(4), 763-774. [More Information]
  • Carr, O., Glendining, K., Leamey, C., Marotte, L. (2013). Overexpression of Ten-m3 in the retina alters ipsilateral retinocollicular projections in the wallaby (Macropus eugenii). International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 31(7), 469-504. [More Information]
  • Young, T., Bourke, M., Zhou, X., Oohashi, T., Sawatari, A., Fassler, R., Leamey, C. (2013). Ten-m2 Is Required for the Generation of Binocular Visual Circuits. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(30), 12490-12509. [More Information]
  • Lee, H., Leamey, C., Sawatari, A. (2012). Perineuronal Nets Play a Role in Regulating Striatal Function in the Mouse. PloS One, 7(3), e32747 - 1-e32747 - 10. [More Information]
  • Dharmaratne, N., Glendining, K., Young, T., Tran, H., Sawatari, A., Leamey, C. (2012). Ten-m3 Is Required for the Development of Topography in the Ipsilateral Retinocollicular Pathway. PloS One, 7(9), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Simonetti, T., Lee, H., Bourke, M., Leamey, C., Sawatari, A. (2009). Enrichment from birth accelerates the functional and cellular development of a motor control area in the mouse. PloS One, 4(8), e6780-1-e6780-9. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Van Wart, A., Sur, M. (2009). Intrinsic patterning and experience-dependent mechanisms that generate eye-specific projections and binocular circuits in the visual pathway. Current opinion in neurobiology, 19(2), 181-187. [More Information]
  • Young, T., Leamey, C. (2009). Teneurins: Important regulators of neural circuitry. The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 41(5), 990-993. [More Information]
  • Lyckman, A., Horng, S., Leamey, C., Tropea, D., Watakabe, A., Van Wart, A., McCurry, C., Yamamori, T., Sur, M. (2008). Gene expression patterns in visual cortex during the critical period: Synaptic stabilization and reversal by visual deprivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 105(27), 9409-9414.
  • Lee, H., Leamey, C., Sawatari, A. (2008). Rapid reversal of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan associated staining in subcompartments of mouse neostriatum during the emergence of behaviour. PloS One, 3(8), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Flett, D., Ho, S., Marotte, L. (2007). Development of structural and functional connectivity in the thalamocortical somatosensory pathway in the wallaby. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25(10), 3058-3070. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Glendining, K., Kreiman, G., Kang, N., Wang, K., Fassler, R., Sawatari, A., Tonegawa, S., Sur, M. (2007). Differential Gene Expression between Sensory Neocortical Areas: Potential Roles for Ten_m3 and Bcl6 in Patterning Visual and Somatosensory Pathways. Cerebral Cortex, 18(1), 53-66. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Merlin, S., Lattouf, P., Sawatari, A., Zhou, X., Demel, N., Glendining, K., Oohashi, T., Sur, M., Fassler, R. (2007). Ten_m3 regulates eye-specific patterning in the mammalian visual pathway and is required for binocular vision. PLoS Biology, 5(9), 2077-2092. [More Information]
  • Power, B., Leamey, C., Mitrofanis, J. (2001). Evidence for a visual subsector within the zona incerta. Visual Neuroscience, 18 (2), 179-186.

2014

  • Carr, O., Glendining, K., Leamey, C., Marotte, L. (2014). Retinal overexpression of Ten-m3 alters ipsilateral retinogeniculate projections in the wallaby (Macropus eugenii). Neuroscience Letters, 566, 167-171. [More Information]

2013

  • Merlin, S., Horng, S., Marotte, L., Sur, M., Sawatari, A., Leamey, C. (2013). Deletion of Ten-m3 Induces the Formation of Eye Dominance Domains in Mouse Visual Cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 23(4), 763-774. [More Information]
  • Carr, O., Glendining, K., Leamey, C., Marotte, L. (2013). Overexpression of Ten-m3 in the retina alters ipsilateral retinocollicular projections in the wallaby (Macropus eugenii). International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 31(7), 469-504. [More Information]
  • Young, T., Bourke, M., Zhou, X., Oohashi, T., Sawatari, A., Fassler, R., Leamey, C. (2013). Ten-m2 Is Required for the Generation of Binocular Visual Circuits. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(30), 12490-12509. [More Information]

2012

  • Lee, H., Leamey, C., Sawatari, A. (2012). Perineuronal Nets Play a Role in Regulating Striatal Function in the Mouse. PloS One, 7(3), e32747 - 1-e32747 - 10. [More Information]
  • Dharmaratne, N., Glendining, K., Young, T., Tran, H., Sawatari, A., Leamey, C. (2012). Ten-m3 Is Required for the Development of Topography in the Ipsilateral Retinocollicular Pathway. PloS One, 7(9), 1-15. [More Information]

2010

  • Marotte, L., Waite, P., Leamey, C. (2010). Australian marsupials as models of brain development. In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 219-224). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Marotte, L., Leamey, C., Waite, P. (2010). Somatosensory System. In Ken Ashwell (Eds.), The Neurobiology of Australian Marsupials: Brain Evolution in Other Mammalian Radiation, (pp. 167-183). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2009

  • Simonetti, T., Lee, H., Bourke, M., Leamey, C., Sawatari, A. (2009). Enrichment from birth accelerates the functional and cellular development of a motor control area in the mouse. PloS One, 4(8), e6780-1-e6780-9. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Van Wart, A., Sur, M. (2009). Intrinsic patterning and experience-dependent mechanisms that generate eye-specific projections and binocular circuits in the visual pathway. Current opinion in neurobiology, 19(2), 181-187. [More Information]
  • Young, T., Leamey, C. (2009). Teneurins: Important regulators of neural circuitry. The International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, 41(5), 990-993. [More Information]

2008

  • Leamey, C., Protti, D., Dreher, B. (2008). Comparative Survey of the Mammalian Visual System with Reference to the Mouse. In Chalupa L; Williams R (Eds.), Eye, Retina, and Visual System of the Mouse, (pp. 35-60). Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.
  • Lyckman, A., Horng, S., Leamey, C., Tropea, D., Watakabe, A., Van Wart, A., McCurry, C., Yamamori, T., Sur, M. (2008). Gene expression patterns in visual cortex during the critical period: Synaptic stabilization and reversal by visual deprivation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 105(27), 9409-9414.
  • Lee, H., Leamey, C., Sawatari, A. (2008). Rapid reversal of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan associated staining in subcompartments of mouse neostriatum during the emergence of behaviour. PloS One, 3(8), 1-16. [More Information]

2007

  • Leamey, C., Flett, D., Ho, S., Marotte, L. (2007). Development of structural and functional connectivity in the thalamocortical somatosensory pathway in the wallaby. European Journal of Neuroscience, 25(10), 3058-3070. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Glendining, K., Kreiman, G., Kang, N., Wang, K., Fassler, R., Sawatari, A., Tonegawa, S., Sur, M. (2007). Differential Gene Expression between Sensory Neocortical Areas: Potential Roles for Ten_m3 and Bcl6 in Patterning Visual and Somatosensory Pathways. Cerebral Cortex, 18(1), 53-66. [More Information]
  • Leamey, C., Merlin, S., Lattouf, P., Sawatari, A., Zhou, X., Demel, N., Glendining, K., Oohashi, T., Sur, M., Fassler, R. (2007). Ten_m3 regulates eye-specific patterning in the mammalian visual pathway and is required for binocular vision. PLoS Biology, 5(9), 2077-2092. [More Information]

2001

  • Power, B., Leamey, C., Mitrofanis, J. (2001). Evidence for a visual subsector within the zona incerta. Visual Neuroscience, 18 (2), 179-186.

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