Naomi Cook

Naomi Cook

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Naomi completed her PhD in neuropathology at The University of Adelaide (2010), investigating the role of neuropeptides and magnesium transporters in acute and chronic neurological diseases. She subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research officer at the Heart Research Institute in Sydney, characterising protein and enzyme damage mediated by myeloperoxidase-derived oxidants. She also worked at QIMR in Brisbane on a molecular biology-based project into cystic fibrosis liver disease, prior to taking up a position in functional genomics research into metabolic diseases at Uppsala University in Sweden.

Naomi joined the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Group at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research in late 2018 to assist with research projects investigating the role of the microbiome in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and exploring diet and faecal microbial transplantation as potential treatment strategies.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Affiliate Associate Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 Senior Medical Scientist Queen Elizabeth Hospital
    2015 - 2018 Researcher Uppsala University
    2014 - 2014 Research Officer The Heart Research Institute
    2013 - 2013 Research Officer QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute
    2010 - 2012 Research Officer The Heart Research Institute
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2006 - 2010 University of Adelaide Australia PhD
    2000 - 2004 University of Technology Sydney Australia BMedSc (Hons)
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