Neural Structure and Function Laboratory

Within: Bosch Institute, Discipline of Anatomy and Histology

Head of laboratory

For a number of years, the major focus of research conducted by this laboratory has been the central nervous system circuits and mechanisms that underlie an individual's response to traumatic injuries. In particular, this laboratory is interested in answering two important questions:

  • Why do some people develop conditions of chronic pain and disability following traumatic injury whereas others recover quickly and without complication?
  • What is the organisation, connectivity and neurochemistry of the brain circuits which mediate shock following blood loss which is often associated with traumatic injury?