Surgery Projects

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Department Nodes Supervisor(s) Email(s) Project Research Opportunity
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital A/Prof Paul Stoddart
Dr Karina Needham

Nanoparticles and optical stimulation of neurons PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Paul Baird
Srujana Sahebjada

Srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au
A global approach to combat keratoconus PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Alice Pebay
apebay@unimelb.edu.au
Alzheimer’s diseases modelling with human cerebral organoids PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Alistair Royse
Colin Royse
Alistair.Royse@unimelb.edu.au
Colin.Royse@unimelb.edu.au
Arterial coronary artery bypass surgery PhD
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Peter van Wijngaarden
peterv@unimelb.edu.au
Bioenergetics in the optic nerve PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Peter
BioFabrication of the osteo-chondral interface using multimodal 3D bioprinting Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Romane Blanchard
Dr Cathal O’Connell

Bioink development for cartilage tissue engineering Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital David Canty
Colin Royse
dcanty@unimelb.edu.au
roysec@unimelb.edu.au
Can preoperative focused cardiac ultrasound improve morbidity and mortality after emergency noncardiac surgery? a pilot RCT PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Shiang (Max) Lim
Cardioprotection with Nano-MDIVI-1 PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital David Canty
Colin Royse
dcanty@unimelb.edu.au
roysec@unimelb.edu.au
Comparison of learning focused cardiac ultrasound between self-directed and proctored simulator teaching pf medical students Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Geraldine Mitchell
Connecting a macro-vessel to a pre-vascularized scaffold PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi

Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques PhD, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research A/Prof Geraldine Mitchell
Creating transplantable human capillary networks derived from adult human stem cells PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard

Design of tensile strength tests for very soft materials PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Niall Corcoran
con@unimelb.edu.au
Determine the key signalling pathways/ genes that regulate phenotype changes in prostate cancer in response to androgen deprivation therapy. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital A/Prof Michelle Dowsey
Dr Darshini Ayton
mmdowsey@unimelb.edu.au
Developing a patient reported outcome measure for joint replacement patients PhD, Masters by Research
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard

Development of mechanical testing protocols for very soft tissues PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Raymond Wong
wongcb@unimelb.edu.au
Development of regenerative therapy for photoreceptor losses using cellular reprogramming technology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard

Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi

Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting PhD, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Zhichao Wu
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Enabling treatment trials of atrophic age-related macular degeneration PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Prof Philip Clarke
A/Prof Michelle Dowsey

mmdowsey@unimelb.edu.au
Evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of total joint replacement PhD
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Zhichao Wu
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Exploiting IPads for vision self-monitoring in age-related macular degeneration PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis

Gene signatures of the ‘lymphaticome’ PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi

Generation of an ex vivo regeneration model for 3D bioprinting applications PhD, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Karina Needham
Hearing loss and acidosis in the cochlea PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Hayden Eastwood
Prof Stephen O’Leary

Hearing protection in surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Isabel Lopez Sanchez
isabel.lopez@unimelb.edu.au
Identification of protective pathways in mitochondrial disease: what protects retinal cells from Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy? PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Niall Corcoran
Christopher Hovens
niallmcorcoran@gmail.com or con@unimelb.edu.au
chovens@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the link between histone modifications, gene expression and phenotype change in prostate cancer in response to androgen deprivation therapy. PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Theo Mantmadiotis
Stanley Stylli
theom@unimelb.edu.au
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
Investigating the role of signalling-specific mechanisms on tumour cell invasion PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Hayden Eastwood
Prof Stephen O’Leary

Mechanisms and treatment of noise induced hearing loss PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Carla Abbott
Chi Luu
c.abbott@unimelb.edu.au
cluu@unimelb.edu.au
Neuroprotective electrical stimulation in retinal and optical nerve disease PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Jessica Holien
Dr Shiang (Max) Lim

New inhibitors for mitochondrial fission protein DRP1 PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Adjunct A/Prof Maria Inacio
A/Prof Michelle Dowsey

mmdowsey@unimelb.edu.au
Optimal Pain Assessment in Joint Replacement Patients PhD, Masters by Research
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Katie
Stephen

Otitis media (ear infection) in Indigenous Australians PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema
Prof Stephen O’Leary

Personalised surgical rehearsal with virtual reality simulation to improve efficiency in the operating theatre PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard

Probing the complexity of cartilage using the Atomic Force Microscope Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Colin Royse
Doa El-Ansary
colin.royse@unimelb.edu.au
delansary@swin.edu.au
Real time recovery monitoring after surgery PhD, Masters by Research
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Hong-Jian Zhu
hongjian@unimelb.edu.au
Regulation of Cancer Development by Transforming Growth Factor-beta Signalling PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Stanley Styllianos Stylli
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
Regulation of invadopodium function and involvement in cancer cell invasion PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Mark Daniell
Greg Dusting

g.dusting@unimelb.edu.au
Repair of the cornea to restore vision PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Peter van Wijngaarden
peterv@unimelb.edu.au
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Zhichao Wu
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Taking the "guesswork" out of glaucoma clinical management with novel imaging PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital David Canty
Andrew Palmer
dcanty@unimelb.edu.au
andrew.palmer@utas.edu.au
The economic impact of total arterial grafting in coronary arterial bypass graft surgery compared to arterial and venous grafting PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Christopher Hovens
Niall Corcoran
email: cbhovens@gmail.com or chovens@unimelb.edu.au
email: niallmcorcoran@gmail.com or con@unimelb.edu.au
The Genomic Drivers of High Risk Prostate cancer PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Alistair Royse
Colin Royse
Alistair.Royse@unimelb.edu.au
Colin.Royse@unimelb.edu.au
The radial artery in coronary bypass surgery PhD
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Rodney Luwor
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of EGFR Signaling in Glioblastoma Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Masters by Research, Honours
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Dr Stanley Styllianos Stylli
sstylli@unimelb.edu.au
The role of invadopodia in glioma invasion and response to therapeutics PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Rodney Luwor
rluwor@unimelb.edu.au
The role of STAT3-mediated Cancer Progression and Resistance to Current Therapies Masters by Research, Honours
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis

Understanding the genetic basis of lipedema PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis

Understanding the microenvironment of lymphodema PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research Dr Ramin Shayan
Dr Tara Karnezis

Understanding the role of CXCR7 in lymphodema following radiation injury PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery St Vincent's Hospital Michelle Dowsey
Philip Clarke

Using health-related quality of life scores as predictor of outcomes and to advance health economic evaluation methodologies in lower limb arthroplasty patients PhD
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Alice Pebay
apebay@unimelb.edu.au
Using pluripotent stem cells to model AMD PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Surgery, Ophthalmology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Zhichao Wu
wu.z@unimelb.edu.au
Using pupillary light responses to enable early glaucoma detection PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Surgery Royal Melbourne Hospital Colin Royse
colin.royse@unimelb.edu.au
Validation and Reliability of a Japanese ver. of PostopQRS PhD
Surgery Surgery, Otolaryngology, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Dr Sudanthi Wijewickrema
Prof Stephen O’Leary

Virtual reality and surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science