School of Biomedicine
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Courtney is a PhD candidate in the Cancer Treatment Toxicities Group at the University of Adelaide, supervised by Prof Joanne Bowen, Dr Hannah Wardill and Prof Marc Gladman. Her research is focussed on unveiling the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of cognitive impairment following cancer therapy.
My research is focussed on understanding the role of the microbiota-gut-brain axis in the development of cognitive impairment following cancer therapy, with a particular focus on exploring the association between changes to microbial composition, neuroinflammation and blood brain barrier damage as key mechanistic candidates.
Date Position Institution name 2018 - 2019 Research Technician Flinders University
Date Institution name Country Title 2019 The University of Adelaide Australia PhD in Medicine 2017 - 2017 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) 2013 - 2016 The University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences
Year Citation 2023 Wardill, H. R., Da Silva Ferreira, A. R., Kumar, H., Bateman, E. H., Cross, C. B., Bowen, J. M., . . . Tissing, W. J. E. (2023). Whey-based diet containing medium chain triglycerides modulates the gut microbiota and protects the intestinal mucosa from chemotherapy while maintaining therapy efficacy. Cell Death and Disease, 14(5), 338.
2022 Al-Qadami, G. H., Secombe, K. R., Subramaniam, C. B., Wardill, H. R., & Bowen, J. M. (2022). Gut Microbiota-Derived Short-Chain Fatty Acids: Impact on Cancer Treatment Response and Toxicities. Microorganisms, 10(10), 2048.
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2022 Subramaniam, C. B., Wardill, H. R., Davies, M. R., Heng, V., Gladman, M. A., & Bowen, J. M. (2022). 5-Fluorouracil Induces an Acute Reduction in Neurogenesis and Persistent Neuroinflammation in a Mouse Model of the Neuropsychological Complications of Chemotherapy. Molecular Neurobiology, 60(3), 1408-1424.
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2021 Secombe, K. R., Al-Qadami, G. H., Subramaniam, C. B., Bowen, J. M., Scott, J., Van Sebille, Y. Z. A., . . . Wardill, H. R. (2021). Guidelines for reporting on animal fecal transplantation (GRAFT) studies: recommendations from a systematic review of murine transplantation protocols. Gut Microbes, 13(1), 1979878-1-1979878-15.
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2020 Subramaniam, C. B., Bowen, J. M., Gladman, M. A., Lustberg, M. B., Mayo, S. J., & Wardill, H. R. (2020). The microbiota-gut-brain axis: an emerging therapeutic target in chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 116, 470-479.
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- Subramaniam, C. B., Wardill, H. R., Davies, M. R., Heng, V., Gladman, M. A., & Bowen, J. M. (n.d.). 5-Fluorouracil induces an acute reduction in neurogenesis and persistent neuroinflammation in a mouse model of the neuropsychological complications of chemotherapy.
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1A
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1B
- Principles of Human Health and Disease
- Principles of Applied Clinical Anatomy
- Human Biology 1A
- Foundations of Human Biology, University of South Australia
Other Supervision Activities
Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2017 Co-Supervisor High-fat diet effect on motoneurone survival University of Adelaide Bachelor of Health Science (Honours Honours Full Time Ms. Katherine Tweedie
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