Principles of Peripheral Nerve Myelination

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Anatomy and Neuroscience
Medical Building
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Simon Murray +61 3 8344 5813 Personal web page

Summary In this project, we are interested in analysing the timing and extent of Schwann cell proliferation and migration, their mode of migration, how myelin responds to the lengthening peripheral nerve, and the generation and maintenance of myelin lipids.

Project Details

The generation of myelin has been a key evolutionary acquisition. Its composition is unique, having an extremely high lipid content, and has been effective in enabling rapid and efficient nerve conduction, in supporting neuronal survival, and as a source of plasticity in neural circuits – all critical elements required for the development of large, complex nervous systems. Despite this, fundamental aspects concerning the normal development of a myelinated peripheral nervous system remain to be elucidated.

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Biomedical Neuroscience, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease, Therapeutics & Translation

Research Opportunities

PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, 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

Key Contact

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Anatomy and Neuroscience

Research Group / Unit / Centre

Research Node

Medical Building

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