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Fawzan Dinnunhan

PositionAssistant Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Pharmacology and Toxicology
QualificationsBSc(Hons) MSc
Research summaryTesting the efficacy of Chinese medicine in the treatment of acoustic trauma induced tinnitus

Research

My current project investigates the treatment of tinnitus by looking at it from a systemic perspective. The idea comes from the Traditional Chinese Medicine’s “kidneys open into the ears” theory.

This research will be first to obtain metabolomics evidence in relation to tinnitus and drug treatment. Consequently, my project will test two specific Chinese medicines on the efficacy of its treatment in order to substantiate the “kidneys open into ears” theory. This involves inducing acoustic trauma, monitoring the metabolism by collecting urine and blood samples and identifying metabolic biomarkers.

Publications

Ohline, S. M., Wake, K. L., Hawkridge, M.-V., Dinnunhan, M. F., Hegemann, R. U., Wilson, A., Schoderboeck, L., Logan, B. J., … Hughes, S. M., & Abraham, W. C. (2018). Adult-born dentate granule cell excitability depends on the interaction of neuron age, ontogenetic age and experience. Brain Structure & Function. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1685-2

Nelson, V. J., Dinnunhan, M. F. K., Turner, P. R., Faed, J. M., & Cabral, J. D. (2017). A chitosan/dextran-based hydrogel as a delivery vehicle of human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. Biomedical Materials, 12(3), 035012. doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/aa70f2

Journal - Research Article

Ohline, S. M., Wake, K. L., Hawkridge, M.-V., Dinnunhan, M. F., Hegemann, R. U., Wilson, A., Schoderboeck, L., Logan, B. J., … Hughes, S. M., & Abraham, W. C. (2018). Adult-born dentate granule cell excitability depends on the interaction of neuron age, ontogenetic age and experience. Brain Structure & Function. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s00429-018-1685-2

Nelson, V. J., Dinnunhan, M. F. K., Turner, P. R., Faed, J. M., & Cabral, J. D. (2017). A chitosan/dextran-based hydrogel as a delivery vehicle of human bone-marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells. Biomedical Materials, 12(3), 035012. doi: 10.1088/1748-605X/aa70f2

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