Researcher Profiles

Dr Brett Johnson

Research Officer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My research aim is to further develop our understanding of how the brain forms and functions. My research is facilitated by investigating the control of neuro-development by a range of molecular processes (transcriptional, epigenetic and post-translational) in several systems, including patient derived iPS cells.

A further interest is the molecular basis of learning and memory, particularly in post-mitotic neurons.

Miss Ornella Romeo

Research Officer
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Ornella is a Research Officer in the Bone and Joint Laboratory, Adelaide Medical School. Her research focuses on investigating the effect of histone deacetylase inhibitor (HDACi) treatment on bone loss and inflammation associated with chronic bone diseases, such as Periodontitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Prashant Regmi

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am PhD student. My research area is management of glucose intolerance.

Dr Tien-Fu Lu

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Dr Edwin Cedamon

Research Officer
Faculty of Sciences

My research interest is in small-scale forestry, agroforestry and community forestry particularly in increasing the social, economic and ecological functions of trees and forests. The research projects I was involved in include biophysical forestry experiments (nursery and fields trial), socio-economic research, systems modelling and Geographic Information System (GIS) in forestry planning.

Mrs Kelly Harper

Study Coordinator
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Kelly joined The Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group as a Data Assistant in April 2013. Over the years the role has evolved to meet the needs of the research group and her title is now Study Coordinator. The role has predominantly been responsible for coordinating the recruitment of families affected by Cerebral Palsy to our biobank and managing a cohort of biological samples for our ongoing research use. A major part of the role has been maintaining a database of personal and clinical information of our research cohorts.

Mrs Shanika Amarasinghe

PhD Student
Faculty of Sciences

Shani started her studies as a biology student in Sri Lank, which paved her way to bioinformatics. Currently, she is studying for the PhD in Bioinformatics under the supervision of Dr. Ute Baumann, Dr. Nathan S. Watson-Haigh, Dr. Stuart Roy and Prof. Matthew GIlliham at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Her project mainly focuses on identifying salt tolerant mechanisms in crops (barley). Transcriptomic and network analysis and molecular phylogenetic studies are mainly used in her project. She is expected to complete her PhD by December 2017.

Azmeraw Amare

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Azmeraw T. Amare is a Clinical Epidemiologist and data scientist interested in precision medicine, the pharmacogenomics of antidepressants (SSRIs) & mood stabilizers (lithium), translational medicine, and also in global health.

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