Raman Sharma

Dr Raman Sharma

Research Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Raman's current research focuses on understanding the molecular pathways altered by the gene variants associated with intellectual disability and neurodegeneration.

Since 2010, he has attracted funding from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australian Research Council, Channel 7 Children's Research Foundation, Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation, Cancer Council/National Breast Cancer Foundation and Cancer Council Queensland.

Raman was awarded a UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Fellowship funded by the Union for International Cancer Control (Switzerland) to work at The Scripps Institute, San Diego, USA. This work in Cancer Biology was published in Molecular and Cellular Biology in 2013. In recognition to this contribution, he was inducted as a Life-time Honorary Fellow of the UICC.

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2014 University Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2013 Research Fellow Women's & Children's Health Research Institute Inc, North Adelaide
    2003 - 2010 Senior Research Fellow Hanson Institute, IMVS
    2002 - 2003 Medical Scientist - Team Leader Women’s and Children’s Hospital & Bionomics Limited
    2002 Affiliate Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2000 - 2002 Senior Research Officer Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science
    1998 - 1999 Research Officer Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science
    1996 - 1998 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
    1995 - 1996 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2014 Award The Human Genetics Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting Travel Award
    2009 Fellowship UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Fellowship
    1993 Fellowship French Government International Research Fellowship
    1990 Award Visiting Fellow, North Carolina State University, Raleigh USA
    1981 Award Dr MS Randhawa Medal of PAU, India Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    1984 PAU India PhD: Genetics
    1980 PAU India MSc: Genetics
    1977 GNDU India BSc
Grant Funding (in Australia)
2019-2022 TREX nuclear mRNA export and healthy development. National Health and Medical Research Project Grant. Jozef Gecz, Raman Kumar and Paul Thomas
     
2017-2019 TREX-mediated nuclear mRNA export in neuronal differentiation and function. Australian Research Council Discovery Project. Jozef Gecz, Raman Kumar and Lachlan Jolly
     
2016 Genotype phenotype investigations in PCDH19-Female Epilepsy. Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation. Duyen Pham, Jozef Gecz and Raman Kumar
     
2016 Deciphering the non-coding code: Finding the genetic basis for neurological disorders in large, well-studied families. Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation.  Mark Corbett and Raman Kumar
     
2014 Mutations in the mRNA export factor THOC2 cause intellectual disability. Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Raman Kumar, Jozef Gecz and Mark Corbett
     
2013 Mutations in THOC2 implicate mRNA export pathway in intellectual disability. Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Raman Kumar, Jozef Gecz and Michael Field
     
2013-2014 Role of FBXO31-mediated protein degradation in mitotic progression. Cancer Council Queensland Cancer Research Project Grants Kum Kum Khanna and Raman Kumar
     
2013 THOC2 is a novel gene causing intellectual disability. Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation Raman Kumar, Jozef Gecz and Michael Field
     
2012 Functional characterisation of a mutant STXBP5L gene that is the likely cause of a novel childhood neurodegenerative disorder. Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation Raman Kumar, Jozef Gecz, Mark Corbett and Eric Haan
     
2008-2010 The role of FBXO31 in a novel pathway of breast tumour suppression. Cancer Council and National Breast Cancer Foundation David F Callen, Raman Kumar and Gelareh Farshid
     
2009 The roles of SCFhCdc4/Fbxw7 isoforms in regulating the localization and proteolysis of cyclin E in human cells. UICC Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Fellowship, Union for International Cancer Control (Switzerland) Raman Kumar
     
2006 Investigation of the function of Nance-Horan Syndrome (NHS) gene.
Channel 7 Children’s Research Foundation
    
Shiwani Sharma, Jozef Gecz, Jamie E Craig, Raman Kumar and Kathryn Burdon 
     
1996 Nested-Polymerase Chain Reaction and Expressed Sequence Tag-Based Cloning of Anion Efflux Channel Genes from Higher Plants. Australian Research Council Small Grant    Raman Kumar and Daniel P Schachtman
Teaching and Supervisory Experience - In Brief

Raman has supervised PhD (x8), MSc (x1) & Honours (x12) students and Research and Laboratory Assistants throughout his career.

Other:
  • MBBS fourth Year Research Projects: 8x completed
  • MBBS third Year Research Projects: 5x
  • BSc third year students: 7-8 week training projects: 9x
  • Several students with Summer Scholarship training programs funded by the Cancer Council of South Australia
  • Year 11-12 school students projects: many
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Teaching:

Teaching was part of his job as the Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics, PAU, India. Over a period of six years, he lectured undergraduate and postgraduate students of Genetics and Biotechnology. Undergraduate Courses: Elements of Genetics, Principles of Genetics and Elementary Evolution. Postgraduate Courses: Biochemical Genetics, Molecular Cytogenetics, Plant Biotechnology, Fundamentals of Genetics and Fundamentals of Cytology and Cytogenetics.

Bioinformatics and Gene Sequencing, Department of Botany, University of Adelaide

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Principal Supervisor Role of TREX Nuclear mRNA Export in Neurodevelopmental Disorders Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rudrarup Bhattacharjee
    2019 Co-Supervisor Neurology of PCDHl9Girls Clustering Epilepsy Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rebekah Taylor de Nys
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 - 2012 External Supervisor Epigenetics in Cancer: Basic and Translational Aspects Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sue Lim
    2008 - 2011 Co-Supervisor An Investigation of Mutant p53 Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jacqueline Noll
    2004 - 2008 Co-Supervisor Functional Analysis of ANKRD11 and FBX031; Two Candidature Tumour Suppressor Genes from the 16q24.3 Breast Cancer Loss of Heterozygosity Region Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Paul Neilsen
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Member Human Genetics Society of Australasia, SA Branch
    2012 - ongoing Member Human Genetics Society of Australasia
    2008 - ongoing Member American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)
    2002 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Medical Research
  • Position: Research Fellow
  • Phone: 83137957
  • Email: raman.sharma@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 8
  • Room: WS8071.04
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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