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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)

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)

How do molecules make memories? Understanding synaptic plasticity at the level of protein pathways and signalling.

This project aims to discover and validate new molecular mechanisms of how synaptic plasticity, which underlies learning and memory, is regulated by protein interactions and phospho more...

Supervisor(s): Graham, Mark (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)

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)

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)

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)

PET imaging of glioma in a TSPO knockout model

Glioblastoma is the most frequent primary brain tumour and the most malignant glial neoplasm (glioma) with predominantly astrocytic differentiation. Due to their invasive nature, gl more...

Supervisor(s): Graeber, Manuel (Professor), Banati, Richard (Professor)