NHMRC Ideas Grant funding success

Congratulations to Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences National Health and Medical Research Council Ideas Grant recipients commencement in 2022.

I would like to congratulate the thirty-two Chief Investigators from this Faculty who received funding and wish them success in their projects.

Professor Alicia Spittle
Associate Dean (Research)

NHMRC Ideas Grant Investigators and their projects

Prof Christopher McDevitt - Harnessing structural insights to block pneumococcal manganese uptake
Prof Malcolm McConville - Global analysis of metabolic targets in Leishmania parasites
Prof John Wade - Engineering of novel insulin analogues for improved management of diabetes
Dr Ashraful Haque - Mapping B-cell fate to improve humoral immunity to malaria
Assoc Prof Hayley Newton - Coxiella pathogenesis and Effector-Effector Interplay
Assoc Prof Ilia Voskoboinik - Cytotoxic T cell granules – a matter of life and death
Dr Laura Edgington-Mitchell - Legumain at the cutting edge of oral cancer
Dr Kirstan Vessey - Novel therapies for slowing vision loss caused by retinal degeneration
Dr Maria del Pilar Dominguez Rodriguez - Targeting Deregulated Epigenetic Mechanisms In Lymphoma
Assoc Prof Lucy Palmer - The role of memory engrams in the cortex
Dr Magdalene Montgomery - Development of multifaceted glucose-plus therapies - A focus on Hexosaminidase A (HEXA)
Assoc Prof Andrew Zalesky - Normative reference ranges for brain phenotypes in psychiatry
Assoc Prof Natalie Hannan - Improving the pipeline for translation of therapies for serious complications of pregnancy
Dr Stuart McDougall - Infiltrating central command to selectively alter autonomic function
Assoc Prof Daniel Scott - α1-adrenoceptor protein structures and selective tools: towards novel treatments for heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease
Dr Kevin Man - Understanding the biology of adipose tissue regulatory T cells to treat metabolic disease
Assoc Prof Jason Ivanusic - On-Demand, Nanoparticle-Based Analgesia for Musculoskeletal Pain
Assoc Prof Paul Neeson - Targeting Cold Tumours With Triple Therapy
Assoc Prof Michael Hildebrand - Using Cerebrospinal Fluid Liquid Biopsy for Detection of Mosaic Brain Mutations
Dr Kristin Brown - Investigating the role of cellular metabolism in regulating antigen presentation and tumour immune escape
Dr Jennifer Devlin - Targeting dysregulated transcription in cancer through Cyclin-Dependent-Kinase 11
Dr Paul Beavis - Engineering chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells that induce host anti-tumour immunity
Dr Brad Gilbertson - Investigation of the structure of the influenza A virus genome and how it directs reassortment to generate novel strains
Dr Paul Beavis - CRISPR Engineering of CAR T Cells to Enhance Efficacy in Solid Tumours
Prof Wayne Phillips - Submucosal glands as the origin of Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma
Prof William Heath - The role of resident and circulating CD8 T cell memory in the control of liver infections
Dr Robyn Brown - Why do women overeat? Understanding the neural circuits driving stress-related eating
Assoc Prof Belinda Parker - Boosting cellular immunogenicity to combat metastatic cancer
Prof Paul Gleeson - Establishment of novel, neuronal-cell based, therapeutic screens for Alzheimer’s disease using patients stem cells
Prof Gordon Lynch - Interrogating the therapeutic potential of slow muscle programming in cancer
Assoc Prof Adrian Lowe - Do allergies start with the skin? A novel lipidomic analysis of early life skin to identify “high risk” children and potential targets for preventive interventions
Prof Leanne Delbridge - Towards optimizing diabetes therapies for cardioprotection: Precision approaches for women
Assoc Prof Simon Murray - Promoting myelin repair in a refractory environment in vivo.