Dr Sharon Siva Subramaniam

School of Animal and Veterinary Science

Faculty of Sciences


Dr Sharon Siva is a Post-doctoral Researcher Fellow within the Faculty of Sciences. Dr Sharon Siva’s main research interest is the development of novel, non-invasive diagnostic tools for:

  • Huntington’s disease
  • Other neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheirmer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Dr Sharon Siva’s other research involvement includes:

  • Genetic mapping for application of marker-assisted selection in livestock
  • Characterisation of desmosomal proteins involved in maintenance of skin and hair/wool structure and their role in skin diseases and wool production traits
  • Linking barrier function and immune response associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Improvement of welfare in animal production
  • WCH Foundation Grant (2019-2020)
  • McLeod Foundation Departmental Grant (2018-2019)
  • Industry-Linked Grant from South Australia Research and Development Institute, South Australia (2018-2019)
  • Brain Research New Zealand (2016-2018)
  • SAVS Seed Grant Funding (2018)
  • SAVS Seed Grant Funding (2017)
  • SAVS Seed Grant Funding (2016)
  • Co-course coordinator: Principles in Animal Behaviour Welfare Ethics (2017-2018)
  • Demonstrator: Laboratory Animal Science (2018-current)
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  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Breath test as a non-invasive diagnostic tool for detection of NAFLD in paediatric patients The University of Adelaide Formative Research Proposal (3rd year Medical Students) Other Group project
    2019 - ongoing Co-Supervisor Identifying breath biomarkers for measurement of volatile fatty acids in sheep The University of Adelaide Honours Nicholas Dawes
    2018 - ongoing Co-Supervisor 13C-methionine breath testing in Huntington's disease sheep model The School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, The Uninversity of Adelaide Honours Lauren Hunter
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  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2017 - ongoing Representative Australian Society for Medical Research-South Australia Australian Society for Medical Research Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2010 - 2011 Member International Society for Animal Genetics Australia
  • Phone: 81618279
  • Email: sharon.siva@adelaide.edu.au
  • Building: Rieger Building, floor 8
  • Org Unit: School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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