PhD students at the Brain Health Research Centre are investigating a wide variety of topics, from computer modeling of synaptic plasticity in the brain, to looking for biomarkers in blood that could predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The BHRC is always looking for enthusiastic and capable PhD students.
Current projects by PhD students
To give an idea of the scope of research going on at the BHRC, here are the current projects by some of our PhD students:
Nadia Adotevi Anatomy
TARP deficits in Neurological Disorders
Hanisah Azhari Pharmacy
Can Nanoparticles cross the blood-brain barrier?
Hannah Best Biochemistry
Developing gene correction strategies for the treatment of Batten Disease
Stella Cameron Anatomy
Pathophysiology of the cerebellothalamic pathway in a chronic Parkinson’s disease model
Jody Cicolini Anatomy
The urea cycle in Alzheimer's disease
Alison Clare Biochemistry
Identifying a role for a developmental transcription factor in the maintenance of mature neuronal identity, in vivo
Roanne Hurley Psychology
Enhancing cognitive performance using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
Stephanie Mercer Psychology
Enhancement of autophagy as a potential therapeutic intervention for Alzheimer's disease
Jodi Morrissey Biochemistry
The impact of neuroprotective peptides on symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease
Anurag Singh Psychology
Metaplasticity: Astrocyte-Neuron communication in a transgenic model of AD
Shabah Shadli Psychology
To develop a bio marker for diagnosing and treating generalized anxiety disorders
Lucy Stiles Pharmacology and Toxicology
Vestibular connections to the basal ganglia
Lisa Zhou Anatomy
Modelling cognitive outcomes after stroke: Does anxiety, depression and infection play a role?