Researcher Profiles

Dr Ninuk Hariyani

PhD Student
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Ninuk Hariyani is a PhD student in Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ARCPOH). Her background is a dentist who works as a lecturer in the Faculty of Dentistry, Airlangga University, Indonesia. Her research interest is about epidemiology and the measurement of oral diseases. Her on-going research project is about the increment of root caries in older Australian adults.

Karagh Loring

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Intellectual disability (ID) affects 1 in 50 people worldwide, with genetic causes responsible for ~40% of these case. Up to 30% of children with ID also present with seizures, most unresponsive to anti-convulsant therapy, thus the need for treatment is high. Using mouse models with mutations in a known ID and seizure gene, ARX, we will investigate the effectiveness of short-term estradiol treatment on symptom alleviation. As part of this analysis I will monitor improvements to the onset and frequency of seizures, in conjunction with improvements in behavioural and cognitive deficits.

Amie Foran

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

My research interest is in evidence-based health care. My PhD involves a meta-analysis of the value of cognitive tests in older adults. I am currently developing a computerised cognitive screen with accompanying clinical decision models that will be validated in community and clinical samples.

Aneta Zysk

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Aneta joined the Intellectual Disability Research Group at the end of 2016. The focus of the group is to gain a deeper understanding of the gene mutations that cause intellectual disability, autism, and seizures in children. Aneta is specifically investigating the effect estradiol has on seizures and understanding the molecular changes the treatment may have on the brain.

Yohannes Melaku

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

I am a public health expert with a special interest in data management, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological, nutrition and clinical studies. My research interest in nutrition ranges from undernutrition and its consequences to dietary risk factors of non-communicable diseases.

Ms Tessa Mattiske

Early postdoctoral researcher
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Currently a member of the Intellectual Disability Research Laboratory

Identification of genes and understanding of molecular mechanisms leading to intellectual disabilities, autisms and some epilepsies represents a challenge of significant medical importance. Our research seeks to further our understanding of human brain function through the identification of genes and characterisation of their naturally occurring mutations implicated in various disorders of the brain.

Ms Megan Lim

PhD Student
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Ph.D student (2016-present) in the Early Development Group at the University of Adelaide, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, Discipline of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.

Research topic: The role of haemoglobin in healthy oocyte development.

Interests: Oxygen-regulated gene expression/HIF-induced gene expression, reactive oxygen species and nitric oxide

Miss Hui Li

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr. Li is a postdoctoral researcher in the Adelaide Medical School, University of Adelaide, and located in the Centre for Nutrition and Gastrointestinal Diseases at the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

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