Dr Poshmaal Dhar



Dean's Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine




+61 3 522 78251


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Immunization with a whole cell vaccine reduces pneumococcal nasopharyngeal density and shedding, and middle ear infection in mice

Jayne Manning, Sam Manna, Eileen Dunne, Viktoria Bongcaron, Casey Pell, Natalie Patterson, Sacha Kuil, Poshmaal Dhar, David Goldblatt, E Kim Mulholland, Paul Licciardi, Roy Robins-Browne, Richard Malley, Odilia Wijburg, Catherine Satzke

(2024), pp. 1-9, Vaccine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Neuroanatomical distribution of fluorophores within adult RXFP3 Cre-tdTomato/YFP mouse brain

I Eraslan, M Egberts-Brugman, J Read, L Voglsanger, R Samarasinghe, L Hamilton, P Dhar, R Williams, L Walker, S Ch'ng, A Lawrence, A Walker, O Dean, A Gundlach, C Smith

(2024), Vol. 225, Biochemical Pharmacology, C1

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Pre-pregnancy obesity is associated with greater systemic inflammation and increased risk of antenatal depression

L Sominsky, M O'Hely, K Drummond, S Cao, F Collier, P Dhar, A Loughman, S Dawson, M Tang, T Mansell, R Saffery, D Burgner, A Ponsonby, P Vuillermin

(2023), Vol. 113, pp. 189-202, Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, C1

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A Review of Emerging Tear Proteomics Research on the Ocular Surface in Ocular Allergy

E Aydin, P Dhar, M Gokhale, L Chong, S Azizoglu, C Suphioglu

(2022), Vol. 11, pp. 1-15, Biology, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Zebrafish Models of Paediatric Brain Tumours

F Basheer, P Dhar, R Samarasinghe

(2022), Vol. 23, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Augmented reality in medical education: students' experiences and learning outcomes

P Dhar, T Rocks, R Samarasinghe, G Stephenson, C Smith

(2021), Vol. 26, Medical Education Online, United States, C1

journal article

The maternal gut microbiome during pregnancy and offspring allergy and asthma

Y Gao, R Nanan, L Macia, J Tan, L Sominsky, T Quinn, M O'Hely, A Ponsonby, M Tang, F Collier, D Strickland, P Dhar, S Brix, S Phipps, P Sly, S Ranganathan, J Stokholm, K Kristiansen, L Gray, P Vuillermin

(2021), Vol. 148, pp. 669-678, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, C1

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Antibodies, nanobodies, or aptamers-which is best for deciphering the proteomes of non-model species?

P Dhar, R Samarasinghe, S Shigdar

(2020), Vol. 21, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Switzerland, C1

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The role of the cell surface mucin MUC1 as a barrier to infection and regulator of inflammation

P Dhar, J McAuley

(2019), Vol. 9, Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Effect of MUC1 length polymorphisms on the NLRP3 inflammasome response of human macrophages

P Dhar, S Sarkar, G Ng, P Kalitsis, M Saeed, M McGuckin, J Ellis, P Sutton

(2019), Vol. 80, pp. 878-882, Human Immunology, United States, C1

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Phenotyping neurons activated in the mouse brain during restoration of salt debt

C Smith, J Cross, I Eraslan, A Attawar, S Ch'ng, P Dhar, R Samarasinghe, L Gray, A Lawrence

(2019), Vol. 101, Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, Netherlands, C1

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Mucin 1 protects against severe Streptococcus pneumoniae infection

P Dhar, G Ng, E Dunne, P Sutton

(2017), Vol. 8, pp. 1631-1642, Virulence, United States, C1

journal article

Protease-activated Receptor 1 Plays a Proinflammatory Role in Colitis by Promoting Th17-related Immunity

M Saeed, G Ng, J Däbritz, J Wagner, L Judd, J Han, P Dhar, C Kirkwood, P Sutton

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 593-602, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, England, C1

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How host regulation of Helicobacter pylori-induced gastritis protects against peptic ulcer disease and gastric cancer

P Dhar, G Ng, P Sutton

(2016), Vol. 311, pp. G514-G520, American Journal of Physiology - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, United States, C1

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The MUC1 mucin protects against Helicobacter pylori pathogenesis in mice by regulation of the NLRP3 inflammasome

G Ng, T Menheniott, A Every, A Stent, L Judd, Y Chionh, P Dhar, J Komen, A Giraud, T Wang, M McGuckin, P Sutton

(2016), Vol. 65, pp. 1087-1099, Gut, England, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

The effect of a gut-focused dietary smartphone app for pregnant women on infant mental health-related outcomes: Beyond Bugs and Bumps RCT

Dr Samantha Dawson, Dr Laura Alston, Mrs Claire Young, Dr Poshmaal Dhar, Dr Amy Loughman, Dr Luba Sominsky, Dr Nikolaj Travica

MRFF (NHMRC) - MMM Mental Health Research Grant

  • 2023: $930,501


Principal Supervisor

Raj Sanjiv Khatri

Thesis entitled: Role of mucin 1 in Malaria-Associated Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Master of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine

Associate Supervisor

Claire Elizabeth Emson

Thesis entitled: ADAMTS Enzymes and Inflammatory Responses following Influenza Virus Infection

Master of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine


Aseel Mahmood Ibrahim Al-Mashahedah

Thesis entitled: Nanoparticle Therapeutics to Target Corneal Scarring, Haze, and Bacterial Keratitis

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine


Rebecca Edgar

Thesis entitled: Starving the Malaria Parasite

Master of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine