Sunita Ramesh

Dr Sunita Ramesh

Lecturer (Thursdays and Fridays), Senior Research Associate (Mon to Wed)

School of Biomedicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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


Overview

My research is focused on cell physiology and molecular biology of ion channels and signalling. My specific research aims include:

  • Understanding how some aquaporins function as both water and ion channels.
  • Discovering new blockers of AQP water channels.
  • Exploring the mechanisms of GABA  signalling and regulation.
  •  Berry shrivel and cell death in Vitis vinifera.
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Award 2017 University of Adelaide Women's Research Excellence Award The University of Adelaide Australia $5000
    2016 Award Excellent Poster Award United States $50 (US) and a certificate
    2000 Award Best Presentation / Talk University of Adelaide Australia $50 (AUD)
    1997 Scholarship Postgraduate Scholarship, CRC for Molecular Plant Breeding University of Adelaide Australia
  • ARC DP190101745 (2019): Professor Andrea Yool; Dr Sunita Ramesh "Fundamental roles of aquaporin-1 channels in cell migration and morphology.".
  • “OCE Postdoctoral Fellowships 2013-2014” for the project titled” Back to basics: Re-establishing plant basal immunity-a strategy for durable resistance to plant pathogens”.

Lectures; practicals; tutorials

  • Cellular and Systems Neurobiology
  • Physiol IIA - Heart, Lung and Neuromuscular System
  • Principles of human health and disease
  • Physiol IIB - Systems and Homeostasis
  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery
  • Research and Critical Appraisal, Year 3 MBBS
  • Medical and Scientific Attachment, Year 4 MBBS
  • Research Placement Course
  • Microbiology and Biotechnology II
  • Biotechnology in the Food and Wine Industries III
  • Research Skills in Applied Biology II

Course Coordinator; Co-Coordinator

  • Cellular and Systems Neurobiology
  • Research Placement Course
  • Research and Critical Appraisal, Year 3 MBBS
  • Medical and Scientific Attachment, Year 4 MBBS

 

 

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2022 Co-Supervisor Characterization of Drugs Modulating the Aquaporin Channel Activity to Inhibit Angiogenesis and Metastasis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Kim Kristin Wagner
    2021 Co-Supervisor impeding cellular motility in glioblastoma multiforme models through simultaneous inhibition of glioblastoma-enriched signalling proteins and investigating glioma-neuron bone fide synapses as a novel mechanism of invasion Master of Philosophy (Medical Science) Master Full Time Miss Alanah Varricchio
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Investigating the Role of Volatile Signalling in Plant Responses to Drought Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Suzanne Laura Balacey
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Role of Aquaporins in Plant Responses to Drought Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Johannes Daniel Scharwies
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - 2018 Member Australian Society for Plant Scientists Australia
    2015 - 2016 Member Australian Society for Plant Scientists Australia
  • Position: Lecturer (Thursdays and Fridays), Senior Research Associate (Mon to Wed)
  • Phone: 83130556, 83136665
  • Email: sunita.ramesh@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace, Waite
  • Building: Helen Mayo North, floor 2,Plant Research Centre
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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