Essence of Senescence

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Project Status
Future
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Royal Melbourne Hospital
Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Andrea Maier andrea.maier@unimelb.edu.au + 61383872137 Personal web page
Dr Camilla Tuttle

Project Details

Cellular senescence, the process by which cells lose their ability to divide is a well-established mechanisms of ageing and age-related diseases. A number of ageing associated senescent biomarkers have been identified (e.g. p16INK4a and β-Gal) however, the association of these biomarkers, age and age-related diseases vary depending on the tissue analysed. A good biomarker needs to be clinically practical and easily attainable as such this project will look at the association between senescent biomarkers, tissue types and age-related diseases in humans.

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the supervisor to discuss your options.


School Research Themes

Musculoskeletal



Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact a supervisor.

Department

Medicine and Radiology

Research Group / Unit / Centre

@AgeMelbourne

Research Node

Royal Melbourne Hospital