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AsPr Jan West

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Head Of School (Teaching & Learning)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 1994

Contact

jan.west@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17054

Units taught

I teach two second year units SLE211 (Principles of Physiology) and

SLE221 (Anatomy and Physiology)

Also teach into SLE323 (Advanced Topics of Biomedical Science), SLE360 Australian Invertebrates and supervise students for SLE314 (Research Project)

Awards

2014 Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence

This award recognises the excellence of your contribution to teaching and learning at Deakin. It is a tribute to the calibre of your teaching, knowledge, experience and commitment to your students and their academic experience.

Project entitled:  Reach For the STARS: STARS (Scientific Thinking for the Acquisition of Research Skills) is an authentic large-scale, multi-campus student driven undergraduate research experience.

Team members: Dr Jan West, Dr Steve Cheung and Dr Lynda O'Sullivan

Publications

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2014

Exposure to As(III) and As(V) changes the Ca²⁺-activation properties of the two major fibre types from the chelae of the freshwater crustacean Cherax destructor

Gemma Williams, A/Prof Elizabeth Snow, A/Prof Jan West

(2014), Vol. 155, pp. 119-128, Aquatic toxicology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Infestation levels of the gall midge Asphondylia floriformis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae) on its host plant Sarcocornia quinqueflora (Chenopodiaceae)

Dr Anneke Veenstra, A/Prof Jan West, Dr Josephine Milne

(2014), Vol. 29, pp. 37-44, Plant protection quarterly, Meredith, Vic., C1-1

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2012

Cane toad or computer mouse? Real and computer-simulated laboratory exercises in physiology classes

A/Prof Jan West, Dr Anneke Veenstra

(2012), Vol. 56, pp. 56-67, Australian journal of education, Camberwell, Vic., C1

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Avoiding the second year slump : a transition framework for students progressing through university

Ms Janine Mc Burnie, Prof Malcolm Campbell, A/Prof Jan West

(2012), Vol. 20, pp. 14-24, International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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2011

Contribution of stretch to the change of activation properties of muscle fibers in the diaphragm at the transition from fetal to neonatal life

Mr David Cannata, Kelly J. Crossley, Chris J. Barclay, David W Walker, A/Prof Jan West

(2011), Vol. 2, pp. 1-13, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1-1

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2010

Maternal creatine supplementation from mid-pregnancy protects the diaphragm of the newborn spiny mouse from intrapartum hypoxia-induced damage

Mr David Cannata, Zoe Ireland, Dr Hayley Dickinson, Prof Rod Snow, Prof Aaron Russell, A/Prof Jan West, Prof David Walker

(2010), Vol. 68, pp. 393-398, Pediatric research, Baltimore, Md., C1

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2009

Altered fast- and slow-twitch muscle fibre characteristics in female mice with a (S248F) knock-in mutation of the brain neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptor

Mr David Cannata, David I. Finklestein, Ilse Gantois, Yaroslav Teper, John Drago, A/Prof Jan West

(2009), Vol. 30, pp. 73-83, Journal of muscle research and cell motility, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Arsenic speciation in the freshwater crayfish, Cherax destructor Clark

Gemma Williams, A/Prof Jan West, Iris Koch, Kenneth. J Reimer, A/Prof Elizabeth Snow

(2009), Vol. 407, pp. 2650-2658, Science of the total environment, Netherlands, C1-1

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2008

Total arsenic accumulation in yabbies (Cherax Destructor Clark) exposed to elevated arsenic levels in Victorian gold mining areas, Australia

Gemma Williams, A/Prof Jan West, A/Prof Elizabeth Snow

(2008), Vol. 27, pp. 1332-1342, Environmental toxicology and chemistry, Pensacola, Fla., C1

journal
2005

Alterations in the proportions of skeletal muscle proteins following a unilateral lesion to the substantia nigra pars compacta of rats

A. Sliwinski, D. Stanic, Di Finklestein, M. Ilic, A/Prof Jan West, Phil Dooley

(2005), Vol. 26, pp. 149-155, Journal of muscle research and cell motility, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

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Properties of slow- and fast-twitch muscle fibres in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Julie D Atkin, Rachel. L. Scott, A/Prof Jan West, Elizabeth Lopes, Alvin K. J. Quah, Surindars S. Cheema

(2005), Vol. 15, pp. 377-388, Neuromuscular disorders, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2004

Differential effects of arginine, glutamate and phosphoarginine on Ca2+-activation properties of muscle fibres from crayfish and rat

David W Jame, A/Prof Jan West, Phil Dooley, D. George Stephenson

(2004), Vol. 25, pp. 497-508, Journal of muscle research and cell motility, London, England, C1

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Two fast-type fibers in claw closer and abdominal deep muscles of the Australian freshwater crustacean, cherax destructor, differ in Ca2+ sensitivity and troponin-I isoforms

Annette Koenders, Tina M. Lamey, Scott Medler, A/Prof Jan West, Donald Mykles

(2004), Vol. 301A, pp. 588-598, Journal of experimental zoology Part A, Comparative experimental biology, Hoboken, N.J., C1

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