Associate Professor Kevin Keay

Associate Professor
Anatomy & Histology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

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Selected grants

2014

  • A light-sheet microscope: revolutionary technology for improved imaging of thick fluorescent samples, tissues and whole small organisms - Ramaciotti Equipment Grant 2013; Keay K; Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundations/Awards for Biomedical Research: Major Equipment.
  • La Vision BioTec Ultramicroscope; Murphy C, Braet F, Byrne M, Chan-Ling T, Fraser S, Goldsbury C, Halliday G, Hambly B, Johnstone D, Keay K, Lovelace M, Lyons G, Mason R, Overall R, Owens T, Richardson D, Stone J, Weiss A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2013

  • A high-throughput, bright-field and fluorescence digital slide scanning platform and service that is both research and teaching-focused and available University-wide.; King N, Graeber M, Naylor M, Slapeta J, Quinnell R, Charles (nee Slaviero) K, Owens T, Bourne R, Braet F, Hambly B, Overall R, Stone J, Twigg S, Hardikar A, Halliday G, Richardson D, Byrne M, Keay K, Marsh D, Howell V, Pollock C, Chen X; DVC Research/Equipment Grant.
  • NanoSight LM10-HSBFT 14 nanoparticle characterisation system for shared use in the open access multi-user molecular Biology Core Facility; Keay K; Clive and Vera Ramaciotti Foundations/Awards for Biomedical Research: Major Equipment.

2010

  • Identifying vulnerability to disability following injury; Keay K; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

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).

2007

  • Supraspinal Neural Adaptations in the Transition from Acute Injury to Chronic Pain and Disability; Keay K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2005

  • Animal Ethics Chair (Dr K Keay) Honorarium 2006-2008; Keay K; University of Sydney/Internal Research Grant Allocations -DVC R&I Portfolio.

2003

  • Olympus FV300 confocal system plus assessories; Christie M, Vaughan C, Connor M, Keay K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Ultrasec 3100 pro: UV-vis spectrophotmeter; Mason R, Byrne M, Dos Remedios C, Keay K, Lovicu F; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2002

  • ABI PRISM 7000 sequence detection system; Stone J, Keay K, Martin P, Mason R; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Central events precipitating shock after injury; Bandler R, Henderson L, Keay K, Lee K, Williams J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2000

  • Functional-anatomical organisation of nociceptive afferents to the midbrain; Bandler R, Keay K; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.
  • Spinal mechanisms of neuropathic pain following spinal cord injury; Keay K, Siddall P, Duggan A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • 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, 17(C), 110-118. [More Information]
  • Troy, B., Hopkins, D., Keay, K. (2014). The Haemodynamic Response to Blood Loss in the Conscious Rat: Contributions of Cardiac Vagal and Cardiac Spinal Signals. Shock (Philadelphia), 41(4), 282-291. [More Information]
  • Mor, D., Keay, K. (2013). Differential Regulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Expression in Distinct Columns of Periaqueductal Grey in Rats with Behavioural Disability Following Nerve Injury. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 33(7), 953-963. [More Information]
  • Keay, K. (2013). pERK-ing up the brainstem after injury. European Journal of Pain, 17(1), 1-2. [More Information]
  • Taylor, T., Keay, K. (2011). A 'ragged' school of anatomy in the 21st century. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(5), 397-398. [More Information]
  • Mor, D., Bembrick, A., Austin, P., Keay, K. (2011). Evidence for cellular injury in the midbrain of rats following chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 41(3), 158-169. [More Information]
  • 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), 960-970. [More Information]
  • Mor, D., Bembrick, A., Austin, P., Wyllie, P., Creber, N., Denyer, G., Keay, K. (2010). Anatomically specific patterns of glial activation in the periaqueductal gray of the sub-population of rats showing pain and disability following chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve. Neuroscience, 166(4), 1167-1184. [More Information]
  • Shaw, V., Keay, K., Ashkan, K., Benabid, A., Mitrofanis, J. (2010). Dopaminergic cells in the periaqueductal grey matter of MPTP-treated monkeys and mice; patterns of survival and effect of deep brain stimulation and lesion of the subthalamic nucleus. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 16(5), 338-344. [More Information]
  • Austin, P., Beyer, K., Bembrick, A., Keay, K. (2010). Peripheral Nerve Injury Differentially Regulates Dopaminergic Pathways In The Nucleus Accumbens Of Rats With Either 'Pain Alone' Or 'Pain And Disability'. Neuroscience, 171(1), 329-343. [More Information]
  • McGreevy, P., McLean, A., Keay, K., Thomson, P. (2009). SMART: Sensitivity Model for Animals in Response to Training. The Veterinary Journal, 181(1), 72-73. [More Information]
  • Vagg, D., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2008). Hypovolemic shock: Critical involvement of a projection from the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray to the caudal midline medulla. Neuroscience, 152(4), 1099-1109. [More Information]
  • Allbutt, H., Siddall, P., Keay, K. (2007). Contusive spinal cord injury evokes localized changes in NADPH-d activity but extensive changes in Fos-like immunoreactivity in the rat. Journal of Anatomy, 211(3), 352-370. [More Information]
  • Hu, P., Bembrick, A., Keay, K., McLachlan, E. (2007). Immune cell involvement in dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord after chronic constriction or transection of the rat sciatic nerve. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21(5), 599-616. [More Information]
  • Hacker, J., Pedersen, N., Chieng, B., Keay, K., Christie, M. (2006). Enhanced Fos expression in glutamic acid decarboxylase immunoreactive neurons of the mouse periaqueductal grey during opioid withdrawal. Neuroscience, 137(4), 1389-1396. [More Information]
  • Henderson, L., Keay, K., Brown, H. (2006). Hypotensive but not normotensive haemorrhage increases tryptophan hydroxylase-2 mRNA in caudal midline medulla. Neuroscience Letters, 398(3), 314-318. [More Information]
  • Walker, S., Howard, R., Keay, K., Fitzgerald, M. (2005). Developmental age influences the effect of epidural dexmedetomidine on inflammatory hyperalgesia in rat pups. Anesthesiology, 102(6), 1226-1234. [More Information]
  • Heslop, D., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2004). Haemorrhage-Evoked Decompensation And Recompensation Mediated By Distinct Projections From Rostral And Caudal Midline Medulla In The Rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 20(8), 2096-2110.
  • Keay, K., Monassi, C., Levison, D., Bandler, R. (2004). Peripheral Nerve Injury Evokes Disabilities And Sensory Dysfunction In A Subpopulation Of Rats: A Closer Model To Human Chronic Neuropathic Pain? Neuroscience Letters, 361(1-3), 188-191.
  • Monassi, C., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2003). A subpopulation of rats show social and sleep-waking changes typical of chronic neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injury. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(9), 1907-1920.
  • Troy, B., Heslop, D., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2003). Haemodynamic response to haemorrhage: distinct contributions of midbrain and forebrain structures. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 108(1-2), 1-11.
  • Potas, J., Keay, K., Henderson, L., Bandler, R. (2003). Somatic and visceral afferents to the 'vasodepressor region' of the caudal midline medulla in the rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(6), 1135-1149.
  • Henderson, L., Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). [delta]- and [kappa]-opioid receptors in the caudal midline medulla mediate haemorrhage-evoked hypotension. NeuroReport, 13(5), 729-733.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). Distinct central representations of inescapable and escapable pain: observations and speculation. Experimental Physiology, 87(2), 275-279.
  • Heslop, D., Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). Haemorrhage-evoked compensation and decompensation are mediated by distinct caudal midline medullary regions in the urethane anaesthetised rat. Neuroscience, 113(3), 555-567.
  • Keay, K., Clement, C., Matar, W., Heslop, D., Henderson, L., Bandler, R. (2002). Noxious activation of spinal or vagal afferents evokes distinct patters of fos-like immunoractivity in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray of unanaesthetised rats. Brain Research, 948(1-2), 122-130.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). Physiological Society Symposium Nociceptors as Homeostatic Afferents: Central Processing Distict central representations of inescapable & escapable pain: observations & speculation. Experimental Physiology, 87(2), 275-279.
  • Keay, K., Clement, C., Bandler, R., Depaulis, A. (2001). Different representations of inescapable noxius stimuli in the periaqueductal gray and upper cervical spinal cord of freely moving rats. Neuroscience Letters, 313, 17-20.
  • Floyd, N., Keay, K., Bandler, R., Price, A., Ferry, A. (2001). Orbitomedial prefrontal cortical projections of hypotalamus in the rat. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 432, 307-328.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2001). Parallel circuits mediating distinct emotional coping reactions to different types of stress. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 25 (7-8), 669-678.

Conferences

  • McGreevy, P., McLean, A., Keay, K., Thomson, P. (2008). SMART: Sensitivity for Animals in Response to Training. 4th International Equitation Science Symposium 2008, Ireland: International Society for Equitation Science.
  • McGreevy, P., McLean, A., Keay, K., Thomson, P. (2008). SMART: Sensitivity Models for Animals in Response to Training. 4th International Equitation Science Symposium 2008, Ireland: International Society for Equitation Science.

Reference Works

  • Keay, K., Henderson, L. (2010). Physical and Emotional Pain. In George Koob, Michel Le Moal, Richard Thompson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience: Three-Volume Set. (pp. 54-63). United States: Elsevier.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2007). Emotional and Behavioral Significance of the Pain Signal and the Role of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray (PAG). In Allan Basbaum, Akimichi Kaneko, Gordon Shepherd, et al. (Eds.), The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference - Six-Volume Set. (pp. 627-634). United States: Elsevier.

2014

  • 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, 17(C), 110-118. [More Information]
  • Troy, B., Hopkins, D., Keay, K. (2014). The Haemodynamic Response to Blood Loss in the Conscious Rat: Contributions of Cardiac Vagal and Cardiac Spinal Signals. Shock (Philadelphia), 41(4), 282-291. [More Information]

2013

  • Mor, D., Keay, K. (2013). Differential Regulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Expression in Distinct Columns of Periaqueductal Grey in Rats with Behavioural Disability Following Nerve Injury. Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 33(7), 953-963. [More Information]
  • Keay, K. (2013). pERK-ing up the brainstem after injury. European Journal of Pain, 17(1), 1-2. [More Information]

2011

  • Taylor, T., Keay, K. (2011). A 'ragged' school of anatomy in the 21st century. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 81(5), 397-398. [More Information]
  • Mor, D., Bembrick, A., Austin, P., Keay, K. (2011). Evidence for cellular injury in the midbrain of rats following chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve. Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 41(3), 158-169. [More Information]

2010

  • 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), 960-970. [More Information]
  • Mor, D., Bembrick, A., Austin, P., Wyllie, P., Creber, N., Denyer, G., Keay, K. (2010). Anatomically specific patterns of glial activation in the periaqueductal gray of the sub-population of rats showing pain and disability following chronic constriction injury of the sciatic nerve. Neuroscience, 166(4), 1167-1184. [More Information]
  • Shaw, V., Keay, K., Ashkan, K., Benabid, A., Mitrofanis, J. (2010). Dopaminergic cells in the periaqueductal grey matter of MPTP-treated monkeys and mice; patterns of survival and effect of deep brain stimulation and lesion of the subthalamic nucleus. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 16(5), 338-344. [More Information]
  • Austin, P., Beyer, K., Bembrick, A., Keay, K. (2010). Peripheral Nerve Injury Differentially Regulates Dopaminergic Pathways In The Nucleus Accumbens Of Rats With Either 'Pain Alone' Or 'Pain And Disability'. Neuroscience, 171(1), 329-343. [More Information]
  • Keay, K., Henderson, L. (2010). Physical and Emotional Pain. In George Koob, Michel Le Moal, Richard Thompson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience: Three-Volume Set. (pp. 54-63). United States: Elsevier.

2009

  • McGreevy, P., McLean, A., Keay, K., Thomson, P. (2009). SMART: Sensitivity Model for Animals in Response to Training. The Veterinary Journal, 181(1), 72-73. [More Information]

2008

  • Vagg, D., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2008). Hypovolemic shock: Critical involvement of a projection from the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray to the caudal midline medulla. Neuroscience, 152(4), 1099-1109. [More Information]
  • McGreevy, P., McLean, A., Keay, K., Thomson, P. (2008). SMART: Sensitivity for Animals in Response to Training. 4th International Equitation Science Symposium 2008, Ireland: International Society for Equitation Science.
  • McGreevy, P., McLean, A., Keay, K., Thomson, P. (2008). SMART: Sensitivity Models for Animals in Response to Training. 4th International Equitation Science Symposium 2008, Ireland: International Society for Equitation Science.

2007

  • Allbutt, H., Siddall, P., Keay, K. (2007). Contusive spinal cord injury evokes localized changes in NADPH-d activity but extensive changes in Fos-like immunoreactivity in the rat. Journal of Anatomy, 211(3), 352-370. [More Information]
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2007). Emotional and Behavioral Significance of the Pain Signal and the Role of the Midbrain Periaqueductal Gray (PAG). In Allan Basbaum, Akimichi Kaneko, Gordon Shepherd, et al. (Eds.), The Senses: A Comprehensive Reference - Six-Volume Set. (pp. 627-634). United States: Elsevier.
  • Hu, P., Bembrick, A., Keay, K., McLachlan, E. (2007). Immune cell involvement in dorsal root ganglia and spinal cord after chronic constriction or transection of the rat sciatic nerve. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 21(5), 599-616. [More Information]

2006

  • Hacker, J., Pedersen, N., Chieng, B., Keay, K., Christie, M. (2006). Enhanced Fos expression in glutamic acid decarboxylase immunoreactive neurons of the mouse periaqueductal grey during opioid withdrawal. Neuroscience, 137(4), 1389-1396. [More Information]
  • Henderson, L., Keay, K., Brown, H. (2006). Hypotensive but not normotensive haemorrhage increases tryptophan hydroxylase-2 mRNA in caudal midline medulla. Neuroscience Letters, 398(3), 314-318. [More Information]

2005

  • Walker, S., Howard, R., Keay, K., Fitzgerald, M. (2005). Developmental age influences the effect of epidural dexmedetomidine on inflammatory hyperalgesia in rat pups. Anesthesiology, 102(6), 1226-1234. [More Information]

2004

  • Heslop, D., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2004). Haemorrhage-Evoked Decompensation And Recompensation Mediated By Distinct Projections From Rostral And Caudal Midline Medulla In The Rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 20(8), 2096-2110.
  • Keay, K., Monassi, C., Levison, D., Bandler, R. (2004). Peripheral Nerve Injury Evokes Disabilities And Sensory Dysfunction In A Subpopulation Of Rats: A Closer Model To Human Chronic Neuropathic Pain? Neuroscience Letters, 361(1-3), 188-191.

2003

  • Monassi, C., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2003). A subpopulation of rats show social and sleep-waking changes typical of chronic neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injury. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(9), 1907-1920.
  • Troy, B., Heslop, D., Bandler, R., Keay, K. (2003). Haemodynamic response to haemorrhage: distinct contributions of midbrain and forebrain structures. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 108(1-2), 1-11.
  • Potas, J., Keay, K., Henderson, L., Bandler, R. (2003). Somatic and visceral afferents to the 'vasodepressor region' of the caudal midline medulla in the rat. European Journal of Neuroscience, 17(6), 1135-1149.

2002

  • Henderson, L., Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). [delta]- and [kappa]-opioid receptors in the caudal midline medulla mediate haemorrhage-evoked hypotension. NeuroReport, 13(5), 729-733.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). Distinct central representations of inescapable and escapable pain: observations and speculation. Experimental Physiology, 87(2), 275-279.
  • Heslop, D., Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). Haemorrhage-evoked compensation and decompensation are mediated by distinct caudal midline medullary regions in the urethane anaesthetised rat. Neuroscience, 113(3), 555-567.
  • Keay, K., Clement, C., Matar, W., Heslop, D., Henderson, L., Bandler, R. (2002). Noxious activation of spinal or vagal afferents evokes distinct patters of fos-like immunoractivity in the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray of unanaesthetised rats. Brain Research, 948(1-2), 122-130.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2002). Physiological Society Symposium Nociceptors as Homeostatic Afferents: Central Processing Distict central representations of inescapable & escapable pain: observations & speculation. Experimental Physiology, 87(2), 275-279.

2001

  • Keay, K., Clement, C., Bandler, R., Depaulis, A. (2001). Different representations of inescapable noxius stimuli in the periaqueductal gray and upper cervical spinal cord of freely moving rats. Neuroscience Letters, 313, 17-20.
  • Floyd, N., Keay, K., Bandler, R., Price, A., Ferry, A. (2001). Orbitomedial prefrontal cortical projections of hypotalamus in the rat. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 432, 307-328.
  • Keay, K., Bandler, R. (2001). Parallel circuits mediating distinct emotional coping reactions to different types of stress. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 25 (7-8), 669-678.

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