A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Marlene Hao hao.m@unimelb.edu.au
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Lincon Stamp

Summary Our group is interested in the development of the enteric nervous system and stem cell therapies for enteric neuropathies. The enteric nervous system is responsible for the co-ordinated control of gut function. Enteric neurons and glia are located in a network of interconnecting ganglia within the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. Correct development of this nervous system is crucial for proper control of digestive function. Please refer to our website for more information on our research and publications:

Project Details

Gliomas are a very aggressive form of brain cancer, with a very poor 5-year survival rate. Gliomas can arise from over-proliferation of glial cells or stem cells in the brain. Glial cells are a prominent part of the enteric nervous system in the gut.
In this project, we will use a novel line of transgenic mice to investigate gene expression patterns between glial cells in the brain and the gut using RNA-sequencing technology and bioinformatic analysis. 



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

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