Professor Robert Vandenberg

Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences
Bosch Institute

D06 - Blackburn Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

T: +61 2 9351 6734
F: +61 2 9351 3868

Research interests

Professor Vandenberg?s research interests have focused on understanding how neurotransmitter transporters work. These proteins play key roles in regulating neurotransmission in the brain and are also the targets of a number of theraputic drugs and drugs of abuse. The laboratory uses a number of state-of-the-art molecular and biophysical techniques to address questions as to how these proteins bind neurotransmitters, how drugs interact with and modulate transporters and how these processes go wrong in disease states such Chronic Pain,Schizophrenia and Ischemia following a stroke.

Current national competitive grants*


Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters
Vandenberg R, Ryan R
NHMRC Project Grants ($356,175 over 3 years)

* Grants administered through the University of Sydney

PhD and Masters' project opportunities

Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters