Laboratory Manager - RA
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Vicky is currently working as a post-doc within the Neuroimmunopharmacology Laboratory (School Medicine/ Faculty Health Sciences), headed by supervisor Prof. Mark Hutchinson. Vicky is also a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale Biophotonics (Origins of Sensations biological theme).
Title of her PhD research project is: The role of nitroxyl (HNO) in neuropathic pain signalling and development of morphine tolerance.
Prior to starting her PhD, Vicky worked in a similar capacity within various labs from the Universities of Adelaide and Melbourne for the last 16 years.
Vicky Staikopoulos is a Early Career Researcher within the Adelaide Medical School and a member of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics.
Dr Staikopoulos returned to the University of Adelaide in 2010 as a Research Assistant with Associate Professor Elizabeth Beckett's team before joining the Neuroimmunopharmacology research laboratory, headed by Prof Mark Hutchinson, in 2012. From 2003 to 2010 Vicky worked in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology under Prof John Furness and Drs Ernie Jennings and Martin Stebbing at the University of Melbourne, Victoria. Here she worked on projects focused on understanding neural mechanisms driving migraine and chronic pain within the central nervous system.
Vicky's work has contributed to several journal publications and referred conference proceedings on various areas of research.
After many years working as a Research Assistant providing support and training to students and teaching laboratory techniques ranging from small animal surgeries to immunofluorescent staining and imaging, Vicky enrolled in a PhD research program with Prof Mark Hutchinson and A/Prof Elizabeth Beckett. The research carried out during this time was done in collaboration with Chemists, Physicists and Biologists based locally, interstate and overseas who are part of the broader CNBP community.
Her thesis titled: "The role of nitroxyl in the development of neuropathic pain" was completed in 2019.
Vicky currently works with Prof Robert McLaughlin and his Miniprobes team based at the University of Adelaide.
Date Position Institution name 2011 - 2020 Research Associate University of Adelaide 2003 - 2010 Research Assistant University of Melbourne 1999 - 2003 Research Assistant University of Adelaide
Language Competency Greek, Modern (1453-) Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2016 - 2020 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2003 - 2004 Monash University Australia Graduate Certificate - Secondary Education 1997 - 2000 University of Adelaide Australia BSc (Honours)
Year Citation 2016 Staikopoulos, V., Gosnell, M., Anwer, A., Mustafa, S., Hutchinson, M., & Goldys, E. (2016). Hyperspectral imaging of endogenous fluorescent metabolic molecules to identify pain states in central nervous system tissue. In M. Hutchinson, & E. Goldys (Eds.), Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering Vol. 10013 (pp. 1-8). Adelaide, AUSTRALIA: SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING.
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2015 Dodds, K., Beckett, E., Staikopoulos, V., Evans, S., & Hutchinson, M. (2015). Novel mouse model of endometriosis permits identification of spinal glia and nociception characteristics involved in pelvic pain. In JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY Vol. 134 (pp. 267). Cairns, AUSTRALIA: WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2015 Staikopoulos, V., Jin, D., Lu, Y., Gibson, B., Reineck, P., Goldys, E., . . . Hutchinson, M. (2015). Ultra-structural imaging in cleared mouse cns using nanoparticles. In JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY Vol. 134 (pp. 382). Cairns, AUSTRALIA: WILEY-BLACKWELL. 2015 Jacobsen, J., Staikopoulos, V., & Hutchinson, M. (2015). Optimisation and utilisation of a novel whole-brain imaging technique (clarity) to analyse addiction-like behaviours. In JOURNAL OF NEUROCHEMISTRY Vol. 134 (pp. 351). Cairns, AUSTRALIA: WILEY-BLACKWELL.
Year Citation 2020 Rolan, P., Dodds, K., Lees, F., Staikopoulos, V., Gosnell, M., Goldys, E., & Hutchinson, M. (2020). TWO NOVEL BIOMARKERS FOR MIGRAINE IN PERIPHERAL BLOOD MONONUCLEAR CELLS. Poster session presented at the meeting of CEPHALALGIA. ELECTR NETWORK: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD.
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