Victoria Arnet

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Recent evidence has identified the importance of immune system function in cognition and behaviour, so we are interested in exploring the neuroimmune axis in cognitive function and neuropsychiatric disorders. Our current research involves the identification and investigation into the role of neuroimmune biomarkers such as cytokines and oxidative stress molecules in psychiatric disorders. Depression, Psychosis, Mood Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Schizophrenia are psychiatric disorders of particular interest. The identification of biomarkers and biomarker signatures aids our understanding of how normal brain function works and how related pathologies develop. Furthermore, this work will help refine clinical diagnosis and develop personalised therapeutic strategies, improving patient outcomes. This multidisciplinary research involves the Adelaide Mental Health Biobank, Discipline of Psychiatry, as well as national and international collaborators.

Working as part of the Discipline of Psychiatry team I am investigating the cellular and molecular underpinnings of the bidirectional communication between the nervous and immune system within neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, PTSD and major depressive disorder. As part of this research I am also involved in maintaining the Adelaide Mental Health Biobank within the Discipline of Psychiatry. This comprehensive and well characterised psychiatric biobank will facilitate future research into the development of personalised therapeutic strategies for neuropsychiatric disorders.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 - ongoing Research Officer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2012 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Ph.D Candidate in Medicine
    2011 - 2011 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
    2007 - 2009 University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2018 Brown, C. Y., Dayan, S., Wong, S. W., Kaczmarek, A. K., Hope, C. M., Pederson, S. M., . . . Barry, S. C. (2018). FOXP3 and miR-155 cooperate to control the invasive potential of human breast cancer cells by down regulating ZEB2 independently of ZEB1. Oncotarget, 9(45), 27708-27727.
    DOI Scopus16 Europe PMC13
  • Book Chapters

  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2015 Arnet, V. K., Roslan,, S., Johnstone,, C. N., Pillman,, K. A., Honma,, K., Li,, X., . . . Gregory,, P. A. (2015). Regulation of breast cancer progression by microRNA-342-3p. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) SA Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide.
    2014 Arnet, V. K., Roslan,, S., Johnstone,, C. N., Li,, X., Khew-Goodall,, Y., Anderson,, R. L., . . . Gregory,, P. A. (2014). Regulation of breast cancer progression by microRNA-342-3p. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Metastasis Research, OzMRS meeting. Melbourne.
    2014 Arnet, V. K., Roslan,, S., Johnstone,, C. N., Li,, X., Khew-Goodall,, Y., Anderson,, R. L., . . . Gregory,, P. A. (2014). Regulation of breast cancer progression by microRNA-342-3p. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) SA Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide.
    2013 Arnet, V. K., Roslan,, S., Johnstone,, C. N., Li,, X., Khew-Goodall,, Y., Anderson,, R. L., . . . Gregory,, P. A. (2013). Regulation of breast cancer progression by miR-342-3p. Poster session presented at the meeting of Faculty of Health Sciences Post Graduate Research conference. Adelaide.
    2013 Arnet, V. K., Roslan,, S., Johnstone,, C. N., Li,, X., Khew-Goodall,, Y., Anderson,, R. L., . . . Gregory,, P. A. (2013). Regulation of breast cancer progression by microRNA-342-3p. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) SA Annual Scientific Meeting. Adelaide.
    2012 Arnet, V. K., Roslan,, S., Johnstone,, C. N., Li,, X., Khew-Goodall,, Y., Anderson,, R. L., . . . Gregory,, P. A. (2012). Regulation of breast cancer progression by the microRNAs miR-193b and miR-342-3p. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) ComBio2012 major annual national meeting.
  • Phone: 83137389
  • Email: victoria.arnet@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 7
  • Org Unit: Medical Specialties

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