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Postgraduate Research Stipend to develop cannabinoids as potential therapeutics to treat myasthenia gravis

This Scholarship will provide a stipend towards the living expenses of a PhD student to learn to use intracellular electrophysiological recordings to develop cannabinoid compounds a more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

A cell culture model for Muscle Specific Kinase myasthenia gravis

The postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is organized by Muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). This project will investigate the mechanisms that organize the more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Discovery and analysis of signalling pathways and mechanisms underlying learning and memory

This project will aim to discover and validate new molecular mechanisms of how synaptic plasticity is regulated by proteins interactions at the neurotransmitter releases sites and p more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (Dr)

The uncharted molecular mechanisms of nerve cell communication

Advances in proteomics technology have allowed a more detailed understanding of the proteins and signalling that regulate neurotransmitter release. This project will delve deeper in more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (Dr)

Mechanisms of T cell migration and interactions in the tumor microenvironment

The project will use intravital two-photon microscopy to determine the molecules involved in interstitial T cell migration and the molecular mechanisms of T cell interactions with t more...

Supervisor(s): Weninger , Wolfgang (Professor)

The regulation of neurotransmitter release by active zone proteins

This project will aim to discover and validate new molecular mechanisms of how neurotransmitter release and synaptic plasticity is regulated by active zone protein interactions and more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (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)

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)

Synaptic signalling therapies for anti-acetylcholine receptor myasthenia gravis

This project will use a mouse model to test potential treatments for the autoimmune disease, anti-acetylcholine receptor myasthenia gravis. more...

Supervisor(s): Phillips, William (Bill) (Associate Professor)

Beyond Neuroinflammation: The Role of Microglia in Synaptic Plasticity

Microglia are the immune cells of the brain and are known to respond to infectious and non-infectious insults to the nervous system. Recently, a new function has been demonstrated f more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor)