Small Animal Veterinarian and PhD Candidate
Clinical interests: ECC, Animal Welfare and Small Animal Medicine
Research interests: Veterinary wellbeing and mental health. Job Satisfaction and Moral Stress in Veterinarians
Frank Rarity is an adjunct lecturer and postdoctoral consultant geologist at the Australian School of Petroleum, University of Adelaide. Frank has ten years of experience working in industry linked research with strong expertise in sedimentology and stratigraphy, coastal geomorphology, syn-rift tectono-stratigraphy, reservoir modelling and the use of digital survey tools for studying modern and ancient depositional systems.
Ryan’s early research career has focused on understanding the pathophysiology of secondary degeneration following neurotrauma to the central nervous system. Ryan looks to help develop new techniques to provide a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis of spinal cord injury, to identify potential treatment strategies in a clinical setting.
Mr. Tran obtained his BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Hochiminh University of Industry (Vietnam) in 2014, and the MS degree in Nanoscience from Gachon University (South Korea) in 2016. From September 2016 to December 2016, he was a Research Associate at Gachon Bionano Research Institute - a leading Biological & Nanotechnology research institute in South Korea. His research was focused on three-dimensional graphene-metal oxide hybrid hydrogel as high performance materials for energy and environmental applications.
We are using the latest genome engineering techiques to introduce human Alzheimer's disease mutations into our experimental model, the zebrafish. We then study these mutant zebrafish using "deep sequencing" analysis of gene expression to observe how the mutations change the molecular state of cells in their brains.
Joanne completed her PhD in 2007 at the University of Sydney. She began her postdoctoral training at the Heart Research Institute where she explored the vascular protective effects of high-density lipoproteins. Joanne joined the SAHMRI in January 2017 where she leads the miRNAs and Diabetes research programs in the Heart Health Theme. Her current research interests include exploring novel therapeutic targets that will alleviate vascular complications associated with diabetes.