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Health Sciences profile

Dr Jeremy McCallum-Loudeac

PositionTeaching Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Anatomy
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD
Research summaryDevelopmental biology of the spinal cord
  • ANAT 241
  • ANAT 243
  • ANAT 331
  • ANAT 334
  • HUBS 191
  • HUBS 192
MembershipsAustralia New Zealand Society for Developmental Biologists


My PhD examined the relationship between a single nucleotide polymorphism in Lbx1, rs11190870, associated with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) in a variety of ethnic backgrounds.

Lbx1 is associated with interneuron proliferation, migration and subsequent differentiation within the spinal cord. These interneurons are part of the greater proprioceptive network which has been shown to influence spinal curvature.

I have also been involved in educational research and students' understanding/learning of reproductive biology.


Decourtye, L., McCallum-Loudeac, J. A., Zellhuber-McMillan, S., Young, E., Sircombe, K. J., & Wilson, M. J. (2022). Characterization of a novel Lbx1 mouse loss of function strain. Differentiation, 123, 30-41. doi: 10.1016/j.diff.2021.12.001

McCallum-Loudeac, J., Anderson, G., & Wilson, M. J. (2019). Age and sex-related changes to gene expression in the mouse spinal cord. Journal of Molecular Neuroscience, 69, 419-432. doi: 10.1007/s12031-019-01371-3

McCallum-Loudeac, J., & Wilson, M. J. (2018). Adolescence and scoliosis: Deciphering the complex biology of puberty and scoliosis. In K. Kusumi & S. L. Dunwoodie (Eds.), The genetics and development of scoliosis. (2nd ed.) (pp. 179-193). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-90149-7_8