Andrea Harrington

Dr Andrea Harrington

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Dr. Harrington is a laboratory based scientist undertaking research aimed at understanding how the nervous system controls the function of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and its role in GI dysfunction. Dr. Harrington is using multiple approaches in molecular biology, neuroanatomy tract tracing and integrative physiology to understand the central pathways signalling visceral pain.

Characterising spinal cord circuits signalling colorectal pain

Mapping shared spinal pathways from visceral organs

Identifying ascending tracts relaying visceral pain from the spinal cord into the brain and how these change with chronic visceral hypersensitivity

Identifying the role of descending pain modulation in chronic visceral pain


Silencing visceral pain pathways using novel optogenetic techniques in vivo NHMRC 2019 Project (Spencer, Brierley, Zagorodnyuk, Harrington)

Central pathways of visceral pain. ARC Discovery 2018 (Harrington, Brierly, Mazzone, Rychkov)

Characterisation of visceral afferent spinal cord pathways ARC DECRA 2013-2017

  • Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: SAHMRI, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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