A gut feeling about new therapies for glioma treatment

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Location
Medical Building
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Doctor Marlene Hao hao.m@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Doctor Lincon Stamp lstamp@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Associate Professor Sebastian King Sebastian.King@rch.org.au

Summary 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.

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.



Faculty Research Themes

Neuroscience

School Research Themes

Biomedical Neuroscience, Stem Cells



Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research
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

Key Contact

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

Department

Anatomy and Neuroscience

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Stamp & Hao laboratory: Development of the enteric nervous system

Research Node

Medical Building

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