Brain storming therapeutics for neurodegeneration with novel research models

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
Department / Centre
Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health
Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Brian Drew 0385321134

Summary Our current understanding as to the pathways that cause and progress neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease is poorly understood. Much information stands to be gained from studying preclinical models of these conditions, in which we can study the early and late changes that occur in the brain that associate with disease severity. This project will use several novel preclinical models to identify novel therapeutic targets that may be used in the future to treat these conditions

Project Details

Methods include:

- animal models

- neurological phenotyping including memory tests, agility tests, exercise tests and muscle strength

- Cutting edge brain imaging (MRI) to montior in vivo disease progression

- Molecular analysis of pertinent tissues to identify relevant molecular targets of therapeutic interest

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Ageing, Cardiometabolic

Research Opportunities

PhD students, Honours students
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 / Centre

Baker Department of Cardiometabolic Health

Research Node

Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

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