Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal diseases are identified as the second greatest cause of disability throughout the world and include conditions such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia and arthritis. Researchers are part of cross-functional and collaborative teams to study conditions related to disorders of the bone, muscle and joint for improvement in disease prevention and evidence-based care.

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
A cytokine pathway in the control of inflammation and pain John Hamilton Medicine and Radiology PhD
BioFabrication of the osteo-chondral interface using multimodal 3D bioprinting Peter Choong Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Bioink development for cartilage tissue engineering Cathal O'Connell Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Bone Substrate Composition Affecting Bone Cell Formation, Function and Bone Turnover Damian Myers Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques Carmine Onofrillo Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Design of tensile strength tests for very soft materials Cathal O'Connell Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Determining the role of GM-CSF in osteoarthritis Andrew Cook Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Development of Marrow Fat Quantification as a Predictor of Poor Outcomes in Osteosarcopenia Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Development of mechanical testing protocols for very soft tissues Cathal O'Connell Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials Cathal O'Connell Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting Carmine Onofrillo Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
Elucidating molecular signalling pathways controlled by anti-inflammatory steroids Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Field tests for evaluation and prognostication in interstitial lung disease Yet Hong Khor Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Generation of an ex vivo regeneration model for 3D bioprinting applications Carmine Onofrillo Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
How are autophagic processes involved in bone mineralisation? Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology PhD, Honours
How does the periosteum control bone width? Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Investigating Lipotoxic Impacts of Fatty Acid Synthesis on: (1) Osteoblasts, and (2) Osteoclast, in Vitro and (3) Skeletal Muscle Damian Myers Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Mid-Thigh Bone and Muscle Mass Measurements as an Assessment Tool for Diagnosis of Osteoporosis/penia, Sarcopenia and Osteosarcopenia: A Longitudinal Validation Study Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Molecular signalling pathways controlling gene expression during chronic disease progression Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Osteosarcopenia assessment in resource-limited settings Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology Honours students
Pre-clinical Analysis of Effects of Lamin A Overexpression on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation into Myocytes Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Pre-Clinical Studies Identifying Novel Molecular Regulators of Skeletal Muscle Growth and Atrophy Alan Hayes Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Predicting Disability and Frailty in Older Persons: The Western Osteosarcopenia and Frailty (WOSF) Study Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Probing the complexity of cartilage using the Atomic Force Microscope Cathal O'Connell Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Sternal ultrasound assessment of plate vs. wire fixation Alistair Royse Surgery Masters by Research, Honours, Post Doctor Research
Structural biology of proteins involved in bone diseases Brett Bennetts Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The power of human muscle Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
The role of CCL17 in osteoarthritis Kevin Lee Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments Elizabeth Manias Psychiatry Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing John Hayman Clinical Pathology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Vitamin D deficiency and balance Monique Stagnitti Medicine and Radiology
What controls the development of strong cortical bone? Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology PhD students, Honours students