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Chronic pain & endogenous cannabinoids.

Endogenous cannabinoids represent a potential therapeutic target for intractable pain states, this project will focus on how these agents produce their actions at the cellular level more...

Supervisor(s): Vaughan, Christopher (Dr)

Conopeptides as potential pain therapeutics

Dissecting mechanisms of chronic pain using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in spinal cord slices and behavioural correlations. more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

New insights into the low back pain problems: opportunities for doctoral studies

Our understanding of back pain is still in its infancy, despite decades of focussed study, and therefore many opportunities exist for PhD students to explore the full spectrum of is more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor)

Investigation of the lifestyle factors associated with low back pain, factors that determine a positive alliance between patients and therapists and motion analysis and muscle recruitment in low back pain.

This research aims to investigate the best management for low back pain as well as establish the lifestyle factors associated with the prevalence of the condition and the motor cont more...

Supervisor(s): Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor)

Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)

Bioactive Lipid Modulation of Glycine Transporters and Glycine Receptors

A major focus of our work is on the design, synthesis and development of new bioactive lipids that inhibit glycine transporters. These compounds represent a new class of allosteric more...

Supervisor(s): Vandenberg, Robert (Professor)

Cellular mechanisms of opioid tolerance and dependence

Tolerance and dependence that contribute to opioid addiction will be studied using patch clamp analyses of cellular and synaptic electrophysiology in brain slices and behavioural co more...

Supervisor(s): Christie, Macdonald (Professor)

Structure-based drug design with Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase

Soluble Epoxide Hydrolase (sEH), and more importantly its inhibition, may form the basis of a number of therapies due to anti-inflammatory more...

Supervisor(s): Church, W Bret (Dr)

Mapping genes for nerve disease

Our laboratory has an exemplary track record for mapping genes for inherited peripheral neuropathies. Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) neuropathy is a degenerative disorder of the peripher more...

Supervisor(s): Kennerson, Marina (Associate Professor), Nicholson, Garth (Professor)