Ms Briana Randall



Research Officer


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus



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Drugs used to treat bipolar disorder act via microRNAs to regulate expression of genes involved in neurite outgrowth

S Kidnapillai, B Wade, C Bortolasci, B Panizzutti, B Spolding, T Connor, T Crowley, S Jamain, L Gray, M Leboyer, M Berk, K Walder

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 370-379, Journal of psychopharmacology, London, Eng., C1

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Effects of psychoactive drugs on cellular bioenergetic pathways

Chiara Bortolasci, Briana Spolding, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Mark Richardson, Nina Vasilijevic, Sheree Martin, Laura Gray, Sean McGee, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2020), pp. 1-15, The world journal of biological psychiatry, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Association between childhood trauma exposure and pro-inflammatory cytokines in schizophrenia and bipolar-I disorder

Yann Quid, Chiara Bortolasci, Briana Spolding, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Oliver Watkeys, Sarah Cohen-Woods, Michael Berk, Vaughan Carr, Ken Walder, Melissa Green

(2019), Vol. 49, pp. 2736-2744, Psychological medicine, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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Drugs used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and their effects on cholesterol biosynthesis - a possible therapeutic mechanism

S Kidnapillai, C Bortolasci, B Panizzutti, B Spolding, T Connor, K Bonifacio, A Sanigorski, O Dean, T Crowley, S Jamain, L Gray, M Leboyer, M Berk, K Walder

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 766-777, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Mechanisms underpinning the polypharmacy effects of medications in psychiatry

Chiara Bortolasci, Briana Spolding, Edward Callaly, Sheree Martin, Bruna Panizzutti, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Timothy Connor, Kyoko Hasebe, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Olivia Dean, Sean McGee, Seetal Dodd, Laura Gray, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 582-591, The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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Diet during pregnancy is implicated in the regulation of hypothalamic RNA methylation and risk of obesity in offspring

Antony Kaspi, Ishant Khurana, Mark Ziemann, Timothy Connor, Briana Spolding, Paul Zimmet, Ken Walder, Assam El-Osta

(2018), Vol. 62, pp. 1-10, Molecular nutrition and food research, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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The use of a gene expression signature and connectivity map to repurpose drugs for bipolar disorder

Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Chiara Bortolasci, Madhara Udawela, Bruna Panizzutti, Briana Spolding, Timothy Connor, Andrew Sanigorski, Olivia Dean, Tamsyn Crowley, Stphane Jamain, Laura Gray, Elizabeth Scarr, Marion Leboyer, Brian Dean, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2018), pp. 1-9, World journal of biological psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Adjunctive N-acetylcysteine in depression: exploration of interleukin-6, C-reactive protein and brain-derived neurotrophic factor

K Hasebe, L Gray, C Bortolasci, B Panizzutti, M Mohebbi, S Kidnapillai, B Spolding, K Walder, M Berk, G Malhi, S Dodd, O Dean

(2017), Vol. 29, pp. 337-346, Acta neuropsychiatrica, Cambridge, Eng., C1

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DNA methylation regulates hypothalamic gene expression linking parental diet during pregnancy to the offspring's risk of obesity in Psammomys obesus

I Khurana, A Kaspi, M Ziemann, T Block, T Connor, B Spolding, A Cooper, P Zimmet, A El-Osta, K Walder

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 1079-1088, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

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Prevalence of beak and feather disease virus in wild Platycercus elegans: comparison of three tissue types using a probe-based real-time qPCR test

J Eastwood, M Berg, B Spolding, K Buchanan, A Bennett, K Walder

(2015), Vol. 63, pp. 1-8, Australian journal of zoology, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Rapid development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in Psammomys obesus (Israeli Sand Rat)

B Spolding, T Connor, C Wittmer, L Abreu, A Kaspi, M Ziemann, G Kaur, A Cooper, S Morrison, S Lee, A Sinclair, Y Gibert, J Trevaskis, J Roth, A El-Osta, R Standish, K Walder

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Non-referenced genome assembly from epigenomic short-read data

A Kaspi, M Ziemann, S Keating, I Khurana, T Connor, B Spolding, A Cooper, R Lazarus, K Walder, P Zimmet, A El-Osta

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1329-1338, Epigenetics, C1

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Genetic variation associated with hypersensitivity to mercury.

D Austin, B Spolding, S Gondalia, K Shandley, E Palombo, S Knowles, K Walder

(2014), Vol. 21, pp. 236-241, Toxicology International, India, C1-1

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Methazolamide is a new hepatic insulin sensitizer that lowers blood glucose in vivo

N Konstantopoulos, J Molero, S McGee, B Spolding, T Connor, M De Vries, S Wanyonyi, R Fahey, S Morrison, C Swinton, S Jones, A Cooper, L Garcia-Guerra, V Foletta, G Krippner, S Andrikopoulos, K Walder

(2012), Vol. 61, pp. 2146-2154, Diabetes, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Determination of RIPTAC bioavailability, pharmacokinetics and distribution

Prof Ken Walder, Mr Timothy Connor, Ms Briana Randall

  • 2011: $12,000


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