Dr Greg Sutherland
Senior Research Fellow Level C
D06 - Blackburn Building
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I trained and worked as a veterinary surgeon from 1991 before completing a PhD in molecular medicine at the University of Auckland in 2004. As a post doctoral researcher I have worked in Brisbane (Eskitis Institute) and Sydney (Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute and University of Sydney).[Hide detail]
My research interests include the neuropathology, transcriptomics and genetic epidemiology of neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD) and chronic alcoholism. Our research group primarily uses human postmortem brain tissue, but we are also involved in collaborative teams that utilise patient-derived stem cells and transgenic animal models to understand the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases.
My research-focused teaching is based on the pathogenesis of brain diseases with a wider interest in chronic diseases.
Honours project opportunities
Neurogenesis and alcoholism
Hepatic encephalopathy and proliferation in the adult human brain
The PI3K/Akt pathway in Alzheimers disease
The role of smoking in neurodegeneration
The effect of the agonal period on the human brain transcriptome
New Zealand. (University of Auckland) Investigating the effects of chronic alcoholism on human neurogenesis.