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2017

Dr Yajie Sun, PhD

Conferral date: 08 September, 2017

Thesis title:  Anatomy and physiology of the central extended amygdala     

Principal Advisor: Prof Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisors: Dr Fabrice Turpin 

  Thesis abstract

Dr Madhusoothanan Bhagavathi Perumal, PhD

Conferral date: 08 September, 2017

Thesis title:  Neural Assemblies in the basal amygdala                                   

Principal Advisor: Prof Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisors: Dr Robert Sullivan 

  Thesis abstract

Dr Laura Fenlon, PhD

Conferral date: 11 August, 2017

Thesis title:  Contralateral targeting of the corpus callosum                               

Principal Advisor: Prof Linda Richards
Associate Advisors: Prof Geoff Goodhill

  Thesis abstract

Dr Chase Sherwell, PhD

 

Conferral date: 11 August, 2017

Thesis title:  Temporal anticipatory biases in perception

Principal Advisor: Prof Ross Cunnington
Associate Advisors: Dr Marta Garrido 

  Thesis abstract

Dr Di Xia, PhD

Conferral date: 11 August, 2017

Thesis title:  The molecular mechanism of the Tau-Fyn interaction and dendritic targeting in neurons

Principal Advisor: Prof Jürgen Götz
Associate Advisors: Prof Frederic Meunier

  Thesis abstract

Dr Reuben Strydom, PhD

Conferral date: 11 August, 2017

Thesis title:  Bio-inspired Strategies for Autonomous Aerial Navigation, Guidance and Interception

Principal Advisor: Prof Mandyam Srinivasan
Associate Advisors: Dr Surya Singh

  Thesis abstract

Dr Ilvana Dzafic, PhD

Conferral date: 14 July, 2017

Thesis title:  The neuroimaging and genetics of emotion perception in schizophrenia

Principal Advisor: Prof Bryan Mowry
Associate Advisors: A/Prof Hana Burianova 

  Thesis abstract

Dr Tong Wu, PhD

Conferral date: 5 June 2017

Thesis title:  Functional network study on wild type and DISC1 transgenic mice

Principal Advisor: Prof Tianzi Jiang
Associate Advisors: Dr Simone Bosshard; Prof David Reutens

  Thesis abstract

Dr Baptiste Couvy-Duchesne, PhD

Conferral date: 31 May, 2017

Thesis title:  Breaking down the genetics of depression using brain endophenotypes

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Margie Wright
Associate Advisors: A/Prof Greig De Zubicaray; A/Prof Katie McMahon

  Thesis abstract

Dr Gerhard Leinenga, PhD

 

Conferral date: 27 March, 2017

Thesis title:  Investigations of the effects of scanning focused ultrasound in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease

Principal Advisor: Prof Juergen Goetz
Associate Advisors: Prof David Fairlie

 

  Thesis abstract

Dr Morgane Nouvian, PhD

 

Conferral date: 27 March, 2017

Thesis title:  Molecular and neural mechanisms underlying olfactory modulation of aggression in honeybees

Principal Advisor: Dr Judith Reinhard
Associate Advisors: Dr Allen Sing Kai Cheung, A/Prof Charles Claudianos

  Thesis abstract

Dr Yan Zhang, PhD

 

Conferral date: 28 February, 2017

Thesis title:  Physiological properties of glycinergic synapses with defined subunit compositions

Principal Advisor: Prof Joe Lynch
Associate Advisors: Dr Angelo Keramidas, Prof Pankaj Sah

  Thesis abstract

Dr Sian Baker, PhD

 

Conferral date: 30 January, 2017

Thesis title:  Investigating in vivo the principles governing the spread of tau phosphorylation and amyloid-beta excitotoxicity

Principal Advisor: Prof Juergen Goetz
Associate Advisors: A/Prof Massimo Hilliard

  Thesis abstract

 

2016

Dr Aung Aung Kywe Moe, PhD

Conferral date: 21 December 2016

Thesis title: Evaluating the long-term consequences of adolescent antipsychotic exposure

Principal Advisor: Prof Darryl Eyles
Associate Advisors: A/Prof Tom Burne

  Thesis abstract

Dr Jing Zhao, PhD

Conferral date: 18 November 2016

Thesis title: Role of EphA4 in regulating Motor Neuron Disease and adult neurogenesis

Principal Advisor: Prof Perry Bartlett
Associate Advisors: Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri, Prof Huji Xu

 

Dr Marion Turnbull, PhD

Conferral date: 25 October 2016

Thesis title: Neurotrophin Regulation of Alzheimer's Disease Pathology

Principal Advisor: Prof Elizabeth Coulson
Associate Advisors: Prof Juergen Goetz, Dr Dusan Matusica, Dr Rebecca Maree Nisbet

  Thesis abstract

Dr Natalie Lee, PhD

Conferral date: 20 October 2016

Thesis title: The Role of Neogenin in Epithelial Morphogenesis

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Helen Cooper
Associate Advisors: Prof Fred Meunier, Dr Conor O'Leary

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Sarah Hunt, PhD

Conferral date: 17 October 2016

Thesis title: Intrinsic circuitry of the central lateral amygdala

Principal Advisor: Prof Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisor: Dr Robert Sullivan

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Emilia Lefevre, PhD

Conferral date: 13 October 2016

Thesis title: Neural Mechanisms of MK-801 Induced Sensitisation

Principal Advisors: A/Prof Thomas Burne; Professor Darryl Eyles

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Natalie Groves, PhD

Conferral date: 16 September 2016

Thesis title: The role of adult vitamin D deficiency in cognition and brain function in mice

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Thomas Burne
Associate Advisor: Dr John McGrath

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Stephanie Biergans, PhD

Conferral date: 23 August 2016

Thesis title: DNA methylation and the regulation of stimulus-specific memory formation

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Charles Claudianos
Associate Advisor: Dr Judith Reinhard

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr CiRong Liu, PhD

Conferral date: 28 July 2016

Thesis title: Studying brainnetome of DISC1 and socially isolated mice with neuroimaging techniques

Principal Advisor: Prof Tianzi Jiang
Associate Advisors: Dr Yonghui Li; Prof Linda Richards

 

Dr Vinod Narayana, PhD

Conferral date: 10 June 2016

Thesis title: Unravelling Changes in lipid composition in stimulated neutrons and neurosecretory cells by quantitative lipid profiling

Principal Advisor: Prof Fred Meunier
Associate Advisor: Dr David Kvaskoff

 

Dr Karly Turner, PhD

Conferral date: 15 June 2016

Thesis title: Establishing novel cognitive tasks in animal models relevant to schizophrenia

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Tom Burne
Associate Advisor: Prof Darryl Eyles

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Zoran Boskovic, PhD

Zoran Boskovic

Conferral date: 30 May 2016

Thesis title: Role of p75 neurotrophin receptor in normal cholinergic basal forebrain function in adults

Principal Advisor: Prof Elizabeth Coulson
Associate Advisor: Dr Francois Windels

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Leonie Kirszenblat, PhD

Conferral date: 30 May 2016

Thesis title: Visual attention and sleep homeostasis in Drosophila

Principal Advisor: Associate Prof Bruno van Swinderen
Associate Advisor: Dr Sean Millard

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Genevieve Phillips, PhD

Conferral date: 4 May 2016

Thesis title: Visual ecology of predator-prey relationships on the coral reef

Principal Advisor: Prof Justin Marshall
Associate Advisor: Dr Karen Cheney

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Huyen Thanh Nguyen, PhD

Conferral date: 17 March 2016

Thesis title: Mathematical modelling of axon guidance in molecular gradients

Principal Advisor: Prof Geoff Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Dr Peter Dayan

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Nicholas Hughes, PhD

Conferral date: 22 February 2016

Thesis title: Neural plasticity via visual cortical maps

Principal Advisor: Prof Geoff Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Dr Jonathan Hunt Wei

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Xiang Li, PhD

Conferral date: 3 February 2016

Thesis title: Tet Protein-medicated DNA hydroxymethylation within the prefrontal cortex as a mechanism for the formation and maintenance of fear-related memory

Principal Advisor: Dr Tim Bredy
Associate Advisor: Dr Wei Wei

  Thesis abstract

Dr Joon Yong An, PhD

Conferral date: 19 January 2016

Thesis title: Identification and functional characterization of genetic variants in an Australian Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) cohort

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Charles Claudianos
Associate Advisor: Dr Alexandre Cristino

  Thesis abstract

2015

Dr Aymeric Denuelle, PhD

Conferral date: 17 December 2015

Thesis title: Bio-inspired Visual Homing Strategies for Autonomous Aerial Navigation

Principal Advisor: Prof Mandyam Srinivasan
Associate Advisor: Dr Farid Kendoul

  Thesis abstract

Dr Daina Dickins, PhD

Conferral date: 09 November 2015

Thesis title: Is plasticity in the human motor cortices altered in healthy older adults?

Principal Advisor: Dr Marc Kamke
Associate Advisor: Prof Jason Mattingley
Associate Advisor: Dr Martin Sale

  Thesis abstract

Dr Sahil Talwar, PhD

Conferral date: 02 October 2015

Thesis title: Identification and characterization of new synthetic drugs selectively targeting a3 glycine receptors a as therapeutic leads for pain treatment

Principal Advisor: Prof Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Dr Angelo Keramidas

  Thesis abstract

Dr Danay Baker-Andresen, PhD

Conferral date: 27 August 2015

Thesis title: DNA methylation: an epigenetic watermark of former cocaine self-administration

Principal Advisor: Dr Tim Bredy
Associate Advisor: Prof Andrew Lawrence

  Thesis abstract

Dr Chikako Ragan, PhD

Conferral date: 17 June 2015

Thesis title: Analysis of non-coding RNA expression in schizophrenia brain

Principal Advisor: Prof Bryan Mowry
Associate Advisor: Dr Jacob Gratten

  Thesis abstract

Dr Andrew Martin, PhD

Conferral date: 12 June 2015

Thesis title: Characterizing copy number variants in schizophrenia: a clinical, neuropsychological, and neuroimaging study

Principal Advisor: Prof Bryan Mowry
Associate Advisor: Prof David Reutens
Associate Advisor: Dr Gail Robinson

  Thesis abstract

Dr Elizabeth Kita, PhD

Conferral date: 02 June 2015

Thesis title: In vivo imaging of the Zebrafish retinotectal map

Principal Advisor: Prof Geoff Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Dr Ethan Scott

  Thesis abstract

Dr Oressia Zalucki, PhD

Conferral date: 21 May 2015

Thesis title: Presynaptic mechanisms of general anaesthesia in Drosophila melanogaster

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Bruno van Swinderenl
Associate Advisor: Dr Shanker Karunanithit
Associate Advisor: Dr Benjamin Kottler

  Thesis abstract

Dr Oscar Jacoby, PhD

Conferral date: 04 May 2015

Thesis title: Top-Down and Bottom-Up Processes in Vision

Principal Advisor: Prof Jason Mattingleyl
Associate Advisor: Dr Marc Kamke
Associate Advisor: Prof Roger Remington

  Thesis abstract

Dr Hanne Thoen, PhD

Conferral date: 09 March 2015

Thesis title: Colour vision in Mantis shrimps: Understanding one of the most complex visual systems in the world

Principal Advisor: Prof Justin Marshall
Associate Advisor: Dr Martin How

  Thesis abstract

Dr John Morris, PhD

Conferral date: 06 March 2015

Thesis title: The neural basis of the partial reinforcement extinction effect

Principal Advisor: Prof Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisor: Prof Jason Mattingley
Associate Advisor: Prof R. Frederick Westbrook

  Thesis abstract

Dr Georg Kerbler, PhD

Conferral date: 29 January 2015

Thesis title: Imaging basal forebrain dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease

Principal Advisor: Prof Lizzie Coulson
Associate Advisor: A/Prof Stephen Rose

  Thesis abstract

Dr Gavin Taylor, PhD

Conferral date: 29 January, 2015

Thesis title: Unravelling the sensory control of behaviour in honeybees using virtual reality paradigms

Principal Advisor: Prof Mandyam Srinivasan
Associate Advisor: Dr David Bell

  Thesis abstract

Dr Lavinia Codd, PhD

Conferral date: 15 January 2015

Thesis title: The role of neurogenesis in functional recovery in Endothelin-1 induced model of hippocampal stroke

Principal Advisor: Prof Perry Bartlett
Associate Advisor: Dr Adam Hamlin

  Thesis abstract

2014

Dr Shao-Chang Huang, PhD

Conferral date: 10 November 2014

Thesis title: Colour vision of Ischnura heterosticta (Insecta: Odonata): role in sexual selection, communication and visual plasticity

Principal Advisor: Dr Judith Reinhard
Associate Advisor: Dr Short Tsyr-Huei Chiou
A/Prof Charles Claudianos

  Thesis abstract

Ms Aanchal Sharma MPhil

Conferral date: 10 November 2014

Thesis title: Regulation of neuronal cell death signalling for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Lizzie Coulson
Associate Advisor: Dr Fabienne Alfonsi;
Dr Dusan Matusica

 

Dr Anna Bode, PhD

Conferral date: 21st February, 2014

Thesis title: Effects of new hyperekplexia mutations on human glycine receptor structure and function.

Principal Advisor: Prof Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Dr Angelo Keramidas

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Vikram Ratnu, PhD

Conferral date: 25 February, 2014

Thesis title: Exploring the role of activation-induced cytidine deaminase (AID) in regulating active DNA demethylation within post-mitotic neurons.

Principal Advisor: Dr Tim Bredy
Associate Advisor: Dr Kevin Dudley

  Thesis abstract

Dr David Painter, PhD

Conferral date: 27 February, 2014

Thesis title: The neural circuitry of attention: Top-down influences on primary sensory regions.

Principal Advisor: Prof Jason Mattingley
Associate Advisor Dr Paul Dux

  Thesis abstract

Dr Christine Dixon, PhD

Conferral date: 22 April, 2014

Thesis title: Identifying selective GABA(A) receptor modulators for the treatment of anxiety

Principal Advisor: Prof Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Prof Pankaj Sah

  Thesis abstract

Dr Thai Vinh Nguyen, PhD

Conferral date: 22 April,2014

Thesis title: Real time detection and classification of neural activity patterns

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Ross Cunnington
Associate Advisor: Prof Michael Breakspear

  Thesis abstract

Dr Simandeep Poonian, PhD

Conferral date: 24 April, 2014

Thesis title: The causal inference between goal-directed actions and their sensory consequences.

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Ross Cunnington
Associate Advisor: Dr Kerstin Fritsches

  Thesis abstract

Dr Wen-Sung Chung, PhD

Conferral date: 19 May, 2014

Thesis title: Comparisons of visual capabilities in modern cephalopods from shallow water to deep sea

Principal Advisor: Prof Justin Marshall
Associate Advisor: Dr Kerstin Fritsches

  Thesis abstract

Dr Helen Gooch, PhD

Conferral date: 19 May, 2014

Thesis title: Using optogenetics to unravel the amygdala

Principal Advisor: Prof Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisor: Prof Joseph Lynch

  Thesis abstract

Dr Vanesa Tomatis, PhD

Conferral date: 13 June 2014

Thesis title: The role of Myosin VI in neuroexocytosis.

Principal Advisor: Prof Fred Meunier
Associate Advisor: Dr Sally Martin; Dr Shona Osborne

 

Dr Callista Harper, PhD

Conferral date: 18 August 2014

Thesis title: Mechanisms of neuronal endocytosis, vesicular trafficking and sorting unveiled by neurotoxins

Principal Advisor: Prof Fred Meunier
Associate Advisor: A/Prof Lizzie Coulson; Dr Daniel Matthews

  Thesis abstract

Dr Amanda Robinson, PhD

Conferral date: 09 September 2014

Thesis title: Multisensory interactions between olfaction and vision: The influence of odours on visual perception and attention

Principal Advisor: Dr Judith Reinhard
Associate Advisor: Prof Jason Matthingley

  Thesis abstract

Dr Sean Coakley, PhD

Conferral date: 10 October 2014

Thesis title: Discovering novel molecules that regulate axonal regeneration in the nematode C. elegans

Principal Advisor: Dr Massimo Hilliard
Associate Advisor: Dr Sean Millard

  Thesis abstract

Dr Veronika Halasz, PhD

Conferral date: 03 November 2014

Thesis title: Neural processes for action observation

Principal Advisor: A/Prof Ross Cunnington
Associate Advisor: Prof Jason Mattingley

  Thesis abstract

2013

Dr Daniel Stjepanovic, PhD

Conferral date: 25 November, 2013

Thesis title: *Investigating the biological basis of emotion: brain structure, function, and genetics

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Mark Bellgrove
Associate Advisors: Professor Ottmar Lipp; Professor Jason Mattingley

  Thesis abstract

Dr Charlotte Clark, PhD

Conferral date: 25 November, 2013

Thesis title: *Wnt-Ryk signaling regulates cortical development

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Associate Advisor: Professor Linda Richards

  Thesis abstract

Dr Inga laube, PhD

Conferral date: 25 October, 2013

Thesis title: *Neural interactions of spatial and feature-based attention during visual stimulus processing

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Mark Bellgrove
Associate Advisors: Professor Jason Mattingley; Dr Angela Dean

  Thesis abstract

Dr Thuan Huynh, PhD

Conferral date: 25 October, 2013

Thesis title: *Mechanism of alpha-conotoxin Vc1.1 inhibition on CaV2.2 channel

Principal Advisor: Professor David Adams
Associate Advisors: Professor Joseph Lynch; Dr Geza Berecki

  Thesis abstract

Dr Michael Dwyer, MPhil

Conferral date: 11 October, 2013

Thesis title: *Charles Bonnet Syndrome: An investigation into the mechanisms underlying the development of visual hallucinations in acquired visual loss

Principal Advisor: Professor Jason Mattingley
Associate Advisors: Associate Professor Mark Bellgrove; Dr Marc Kamke

  Thesis abstract

Dr Jessica Barnes, PhD

Conferral date: 11 October, 2013

Thesis title: *Physiological and neurochemical mechanisms of executive control

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Mark Bellgrove
Associate Advisor: Dr Angela Dean

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Jiajia Yuan, PhD

Conferral date: 4 July, 2013

Thesis title: *Mechanisms of Axon Guidance by Gradients

Principal Advisor: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Professor Linda Richards

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Lu Han, PhD

Conferral date: 4 July, 2013

Thesis title: *Voltage-clamp fluorometry of glycine receptors: relevance to pain and startle disease

Principal Advisor: Professor Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Dr Angelo Keramidas

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Sha Liu, PhD

Conferral date: 4 July, 2013

Thesis title: *Neocortical area patterning and the targeting of callosal axons in the contralateral hemisphere

Principal Advisor: Professor Linda Richards
Associate Advisor: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Ramesh Krishnan Narayanan, PhD

Conferral date: 21 June, 2013

Thesis title: *Molecular analysis of the motor neuron disease-associated protein, TDP-43

Principal Advisor: Dr Robyn Wallace
Associate Advisors: Professor Pamela McCombe; Dr Marie Mangelsdorf

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Kian Ng, PhD

Conferral date: 21 June, 2013

Thesis title: *Visual evoked potential based brain-computer interface

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Ross Cunnington
Associate Advisors: Professor Andrew Bradley; Dr Cuntai Guan

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Roger Marek, PhD

Conferral date: 21 June, 2013

Thesis title: *Investigation of the connectivity of the medial prefrontal cortex and amygdala linked to fear memory

Principal Advisor: Professor Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisors: Associate Professor Stephen Williams; Dr Timothy Bredy

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Sepiedeh Keshavarzi, PhD

Conferral date: 21 June, 2013

Thesis title: *Electrophysiological and synaptic properties of neurons in the medial amygdala

Principal Advisor: Professor Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisor: Dr James Crane

   Thesis abstract

 

2012

Dr Richard Moore, PhD

Conferral date: 27 November, 2012

Thesis title: *Vision systems for autonomous aircraft guidance

Principal Advisor: Professor Mandyam Srinivasan
Associate Advisor: Dr Gordon Wyeth

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Ilan Gobius, PhD

Conferral date: 12 October, 2012

Thesis title: *The role of Fgf signalling in telencephalic midline development and astrogliogenesis

Principal Advisor: Professor Linda Richards
Associate Advisor: Professor Perry Bartlett

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Sharon Mason, PhD

Conferral date: 12 October, 2012

Thesis title: *The role of nuclear factor one (NFI) in cortical development

Principal Advisor: Professor Linda Richards
Associate Advisor: Dr Michael Piper

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Connor Champ, PhD

Conferral date: 3 October, 2012

Thesis title: Colour and spatial vision in a reef fish, Rhineccanthus aculeatus

Principal Advisor: Professor Justin Marshall
Associate Advisors: Dr Misha Vorobyev, Dr Ulrike Siebeck, and Dr Guy Wallis

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Clare Giacomantonio, PhD

Conferral date: 31 August, 2012

Thesis title: *Mechanisms of cerebral cortical development

Principal Advisor: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Professor Linda Richards

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Hugh Simpson, PhD

Conferral date: 22 June, 2012

Thesis title: *The development of retinotectal maps

Principal Advisor: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Emeritus Professor Anthony Bracken

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Cornelia Strobel, PhD

Conferral date: 22 June, 2012

Thesis title: *The intercalated cells of the rodent amygdala

Principal Advisor: Professor Pankaj Sah
Associate Advisor: Dr Elizabeth Faber

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Claire Foldi, PhD

Conferral date: 8 June, 2012

Thesis title: *The effects of Advanced Paternal Age (APA) on behavioural and brain structural phenotypes in C57BL/6J mice

Joint Principal Advisors: Associate Professor Thomas Burne; Associate Professor Darryl Eyles

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Nancy T Malintan, PhD

Conferral date: 25 May, 2012

Thesis title: *Role of Munc18-1 in regulating neuroexocytosis

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Frederic Meunier
Associate Advisors: Associate Professor Elizabeth Coulson; Dr Brett Collins

   Thesis abstract

 

Ms Hayley Cox, MPhil

Conferral date: 11 May, 2012

Thesis title: *Characterisation of Neogenin signaling pathways in polarized epithelial cells

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Associate Advisor: Professor Alpha Yap

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Linda May, PhD

Conferral date: 11 May, 2012

Thesis title: *Characterisation of a novel p75 neurotrophin receptor death signalling pathway

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Elizabeth Coulson
Associate Advisor: Professor Pankaj Sah

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Qian Wang, PhD

Conferral date: 22 January, 2012

Thesis title: *Investigating GABA-A and Glycine Receptor Structure and Function

Principal Advisor: Professor Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Professor Pankaj Sah

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Sumiti Saharan, PhD

Conferral date: 22 January, 2012

Thesis title: *Modulation of adult mammalian neurogenesis by Sirtuin 1 proteins

Principal Advisor: Professor Perry Bartlett
Associate Advisor: Dr Dhanisha Jhaveri

   Thesis abstract

 

 

Dr Lauren Harms, PhD

Conferral date: 22 January, 2012

Thesis title: *Brain development and behavior in developmentally vitamin-D deficient mice

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Thomas Burne
Associate Advisor: Associate Professor Darryl Eyles

   Thesis abstract

 

2011

Dr Md Robiul Islam, PhD

Conferral date: 21 November, 2011

Thesis title: *Identification and characterization of new compounds targeting glycine receptor chloride channels in pain sensory pathways

Principal Advisor: Professor Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Professor Robert Capon

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Amber-Lee Donahoo, PhD

Conferral date: 4 November, 2011

Thesis title: *Molecular mechanisms regulating the development of the corpus callosum

Principal Advisor: Professor Linda Richards
Associate Advisor: Dr Zlatko Pujic

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Jonathan Hunt, PhD

Conferral date: 21 October, 2011

Thesis title: *Natural scene statistics and the development of the primary visual cortex

Principal Advisor: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Professor Jason Mattingley

   Abstract

 

Dr Timothy Lynagh, PhD

Conferral date: 10 June, 2011

Thesis title: *Activation of Cys-loop receptors by Ivemectin

Principal Advisor: Professor Joseph Lynch
Associate Advisor: Professor Pankaj Sah

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Dana Bradford, PhD

Conferral date: 1 April, 2011

Thesis title: *The role of neogenin in the adult brain: neuronal migration, differentiation and implications for adult neurogenesis

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Associate Advisor: Professor Brent Reynolds

   Thesis abstract

 

2010

Dr Benjamin Sivyer, PhD

Conferral date: 15 November, 2010

Thesis title: *Physiology and anatomy of rarely encountered ganglion cells in the mammalian retina

Principal Advisor: Emeritus Professor David Vaney
Associate Advisors: Dr William Taylor; Dr Refik Kanjhan

   Thesis abstract

 

Dr Stacey Cole, PhD

Conferral date: 2 November, 2010

Thesis title: *The role of neogenin during neurogenesis and migration in the embryonic forebrain

Principal Advisor: Associate Professor Helen Cooper
Associate Advisors: Professor Linda Richards

  Thesis abstract

 

 

Dr Divya Unni, PhD

Conferral date: 4 October, 2010

Thesis title: *Role of Slit and Robo in the development of midline glia and corpus callosum

Principal Advisor: Professor Linda Richards
Associate Advisors: Associate Professor Helen Cooper; Dr Michael Piper

   Thesis abstract

 

2009

Dr Duncan Mortimer, PhD

Conferral date: 16 October, 2009

Thesis title: *A Bayesian model of axon guidance

Principal Advisor: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill
Associate Advisor: Professor Kevin Burrage

  Thesis abstract

 

Dr Adrian Carter, PhD

Conferral date: 16 October, 2009

Thesis title: *Addiction neuroethics: The promise and perils of neuroscience research on addiction

Principal Advisor: Professor Wayne Hall
Associate Advisors: Professor Perry Bartlett; Associate Professor William Grey

  Thesis abstract

 

2008

Ms Kristin Hatherley, MPhil

Conferral date: 15 September, 2008

Thesis title: *Modelling the formation of the neurosphere

Principal Advisor: Dr Rodney Rietze
Associate Advisors: Dr Pamela Burrage; Professor Kevin Burrage

   Thesis abstract

 

 

2007

Mr Michael Colditz, MPhil

Conferral date: 19 December, 2007

Thesis title: *Neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus: quantification, identification of neural subtypes, and regulation by the immune system

Principal Advisor: Professor Perry Bartlett
Associate Advisor: Associate Professor Elizabeth Coulson

   Thesis abstract