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Muscle specific kinase in synaptic adaptation

This project will investigate the role of postsynaptic Muscle specific Kinase (MuSK) in regulating presynaptic neurotransmitter release at the neuromuscular junction. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

Dysferlin and defective membrane repair in muscular dystrophy

We are studying a form of muscular dystrophy caused by deficiency of the protein dysferlin. Dysferlin patients have a primary defect in skeletal muscle membrane repair, and are unab more...

Supervisor(s): Cooper, Sandra (Dr)

Breast cancer metabolism - cross talk between different cell types within the breast

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types within the mammary gland. more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Cannabinoid regulation of neuromuscular transmission

Cannabinoid drugs are under active consideration for treatment of a wide range of health conditions. This electrophysiology project will investigate the influence of specific endoca more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor), Protti, Dario (Dr)

Neuromuscular Mechanisms Underlying Poor Recovery following Head/Neck Trauma

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Harnessing Data for Better Health – Triangulating the patient’s pain experience

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Predictors and mediators of swallowing and voice deficits following whiplash trauma: Is it biology or psychology?

My laboratory investigates the neuromuscular mechanisms underlying the transition from acute to chronic pain following musculoskeletal trauma (generally) and head/neck trauma (speci more...

Supervisor(s): Elliott, James (Professor)

Treating obesity by activating beige and brown fat; human transplant studies

Obesity occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Current treatments for obesity are largely ineffective, and two-thirds of Australian adults are now overweight or obese more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (Professor)

Prostate cancer metabolism – investigating the role of lipid metabolism and the microenvironment

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types near the prostate gland and how changes in androgen signalling alters this relationship. It also aims more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Discovery and validation of new ceramide synthase inhibitors to treat metabolic disease

Ceramide synthase enzyme isoforms 1, 5, and 6, are heavily implicated as drivers of obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Targeting these enzymes is expected to yield new thera more...

Supervisor(s): Don, Anthony (Associate Professor), Qi, Jacob (Dr)