Supported Research Projects

Research Grants Awarded in 2016:

PROJECT 1
SIDT2: An endogenous portal for RNA therapeutic delivery
Professor Ken Pang, MBBS (Hons), B.Med.Sc, PhD, FRACP, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

PROJECT 2
Zinc and Seizures: Treatment of Epilepsy
Dr Michael Hildebrand BBiomed Sci, BSc (Hons), PhD, University of Melbourne

PROJECT 3
Development of a heart-specific microRNA-based therapy for the treatment of heart failure
Dr Bianca Bernado BSc (Biomed) (Hons), PhD, Baker IDI Heart & Diabetes Institute

PROJECT 4
Role of activator protein-1 in BRAF mutant colorectal cancer
Dr Amardeep S. Dhillon PhD, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

PROJECT 5
The efficacy of N-acetylcysteine as an adjunctive treatment in post-traumatic stress disorder
Professor Richard Kanaan BA, MA, MBBS, MRCPsych, PhD, FRANZCP, University of Melbourne

PROJECT 6
Investigating the potential of reducing tissue fat uptake (using a VEGF-B antibody) for improving insulin secretion and glucose control in a model type 2 diabetes
Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos BSc (Hons), PhD, University of Melbourne

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Dunlop Research Grant Recipients 2016

 

Research Grants Awarded in 2015:

PROJECT 1
A new approach to depression treatment: transcranial direct current stimulation and cognitive control training
Dr Rebecca Segrave, BA (Psych), BSc, DPsych(Clinical) (Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Monash University)

PROJECT 2
Effects of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder on Alzheimer’s disease in Australian war veterans – follow-up tau imaging
Professor Christopher Rowe, MD (Molecular Imaging Research, Austin Health)

PROJECT 3
Effects of salt supplementation on sympathetic nervous system activity and endothelial function in type 2 diabetes mellitus
Dr Elif Ekinci, MB BS FRACP PhD (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Austin Health)

PROJECT 4
Identification of bromodomain inhibitors as novel anti-malaria drugs
Dr Kathryn Aston-Mourney, PhD (School of Medicine, Deakin University)

PROJECT 5
Do circulating ACE2 levels predict outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease?
Dr Sheila Patel, BSc (Hons), PhD (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Austin Health)

PROJECT 6
Understanding the action of androgens to regulate fat mass
Dr Rachel Davey, BSc (Hons I), PhD (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Austin Health)

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Dunlop Research Grant Recipients 2015

 

Research Grants Awarded in 2014:

PROJECT 1
Conversion Disorder: How life problems lead to symptoms
Dr Maryam Ejareh Dar (Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 2
Androgen action via the brain to regulate muscle and fat
Dr Kesha Rana (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 3
P21 Kinase inhibition for treatment of pancreatic cancer
Dr Mehrdad Nikfarjam (Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 4
Identification of bromodomain inhibitors as novel anti-malaria drugs
Dr Michaela Petter (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 5
Regulation of megakaryocyte survival during development and malignancy
Dr Ashley Ng (Division of Cancer & Haematology, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

PROJECT 6
Flavonol: a novel non-invasive inhibitor of NADPH oxidase 4 for Ocular Neovascularisation
Dr Hitesh Peshavariya (Centre for Eye Research Australia, University of Melbourne)

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2014 Research Award Presentations

 

Research Grants Awarded in 2013:

PROJECT 1
Investigating the impact of energy-rich environments on susceptibility and resistance to common (diet-induced) obesity

Dr Barbara Fam (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 2
Thrombopoietin and platelets in lymphoma progression

Dr Emma Josefsson (The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

PROJECT 3
Unravelling the genetics of the common epilepsies using discorfdant monozygotic twins
Dr Michael Hildebrand (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 4
The role of the male sex hormones, androgens, in increasing the growth of new bone

PROJECT 5
Identification of novel genes predisposing to male breast cancer, their prevalence and associated cancer risks

Dr Ella Thompson (Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre)

 

Research Grants Awarded in 2012:

PROJECT 1
Improving anger treatment outcomes for traumatised veterans: a randomised trial of 4 evidenced-based anger treatment components in a group setting
Dr Tony McHugh (Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 2
The pathophysiology of cardiovascular changes occurring in obesity
Dr Daniela Sartor (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 3
Investigating the role of the novel gene Smchd1 in cancer
Dr Marnie Blewett (The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research)

PROJECT 4
Investigating how the human brain may contribute to common cough
Dr Stuart Mazzone (Florey Neurosciences Institutes)

 

Research Grants Awarded in 2011:

PROJECT 1
Hypothalamic orexin neurons and the medullary sympathoadrenal centre: a key role in glucose homeostasis
Associate Professor Tony Verbene (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 2
Calcitonin actions on bone and calcium homeostasis
Dr Rachel Davey (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)

PROJECT 3
Effective rehabilitation after stroke: targeting viable brain networks
Dr Leeanne Carey (Florey Neurosciences Institutes)

PROJECT 4
Cardiovascular risk and type 2 diabetes
Dr Sheila Patel (Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne)