General Medicine and Molecular Biotechnology


Professor Caryl Nowson

Nutrition related to hypertension and bone health.

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Professor Aaron Russell

Mitochondrial development during exercise/disease, musculoskeletal health, muscle atrophy/hypertrophy.

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Professor Rod Snow

Muscle metabolism during exercise – gender and age effects, muscle exercise performance, metabolism and fatigue.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Michael Berk

Psychiatry, mood disorders, mental health treatment and outcomes, psychiatric epidemiology, biomarkers in mental health, primary prevention of mental illness.

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Professor Soren Alexandersen

Infectious disease.

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Professor David Ashley

Chair in Medicine (Barwon Health).

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Professor Brendan Crotty

Prevocational and specialist medical education, and postgraduate medical training.

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Alfred Deakin Professor Wei Duan

Nanomedicine, molecular pathology, early cancer detection, cancer stem cells, multi-drug resistance, lab-on-a-chip, aptamers, nanoliposomes, targeted cancer therapy and molecular imaging.

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Professor Gerard Gill

Socio-economic determinants of health, health workforce, appropriate prescribing, care of the elderly in community settings, health of veterans.

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Professor Glenn Guest

Surgical procedures and outcomes.

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Professor Peter Harvey

Rural health, Chronic and complex disease, and problem gambling.

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Professor Felice Jacka

Lifestyle-based treatment interventions for clinical depressive illnesses, the role of diet, physical activity and smoking as risk factors for the common mental disorders, population-based approaches to the prevention of mental health problems.

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Professor Jagat Kanwar

Nanomedicine, immunology and aptamer technology, cancer, chronic inflammatory diseases.

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Professor Tania de Koning-Ward

Microbiology, infection and immunity with particular emphasis on malaria pathogenesis.

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Professor Richard Page

Shoulder conditions and shoulder replacement surgery, biomaterials assessment, epidemiology.

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Professor Julie Pasco

The Geelong Osteoporosis Study, which generates evidence for defining the risk for osteoporosis and other chronic diseases, population-based cohort and case-control studies.

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Professor John Stambas

Immune response following viral infection.

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Professor Ken Walder

Gene regulation in diabetes and obesity.

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Professor Alister Ward

Cytokin signalling, JAK-STAT-SOCS pathway, developmental biology, blood cell development, leukaemia, cancer biology, transcriptional regulation, infectious diseases, innate immunity.

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Professor David Watters

Surgical audits and surgical outcomes.

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Associate Professor Ross Carne

The effects of educational environment on course outcomes.

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Associate Professor Jeffrey Craig

Epigenetics, early life origins of chronic disease

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Associate Professor Tamsyn Crowley

Bioinformatics, biomarkers, microRNA, NGS, Pigeon milk

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Associate Professor Sean McGee

Metabolic disease, obesity, diabetes signaling and transcription.

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Associate Professor Lana Williams

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Dr Karen D'Souza

Doctor Patient Theme: communicating with patients, obtaining a medical history, clinical examination, appropriate investigation and the performance of clinical procedures.

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Dr Rupinder Kanwar

Immunology, molecular biology and nanotechnology, cancer, chronic inflammatory disease.

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Dr Rob MacGinley

Hypertension, diet and disease, acute renal failure in ICU, chronic renal failure, elderly dialysis, vascular biology, clinical medicine.

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Dr Janet McLeod

Gene expression in cardiovascular and appetite regulation and stress.

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Dr Nicole Stupka

Selenoprotiens, oxidative and ER stress responses in skeletal muscle metabolism and regeneration. Role of extracellular matrix remodelling in skeletal muscle regeneration.

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Associate Professor Tim Baker

Rural emergency medicine, health literacy.

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Professor Susan Brumby

Farmers' health and wellbeing.

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