Groups

JCSMR is a centre of vibrant and innovative medical research.

The Andrews group - Genome Informatics »

A data revolution is underway in modern biological science, now that obtaining the genome sequence for an individual organism has become routine and increasingly affordable due to exponential advances in sequencing technologies. 

The Arabzadeh Group - Neural Coding »

The Neural Coding Group has a broad interest in systems neuroscience spanning areas such as sensory coding, adaptation and behaviour.

The Arkell Group - Early Mammalian Development »

We aim to understand the complex molecular processes by which these transcription factors interact with signal transduction pathways, chromatin, RNA and other proteins in order to orchestrate these important developmental processes

The Bekkers Group - Olfaction »

We are interested in how the mammalian brain processes sensory information received from the external world.

The Billups Group - Synaptic Mechanisms »

The Synaptic Mechanisms Laboratory investigates how individual synapses in the central nervous system function and how they are modulated.

The Board Group - Molecular Genetics »

The work of the Molecular Genetics Group is aimed at gaining a fundamental understanding of the molecular and biochemical mechanisms that underlie individual responses to such compounds.

The Bruestle Group - Inflammatory T Cell Responses »

The Bruestle Group - Inflammatory T Cell Responses, is focusing on different T helper cell subsets and how they modulate immunity in diverse autoimmune mouse models.

The Burgio Group - Genome Editing and Genetics of Host-Pathogens Interactions »

Our research aims to better understand how antimicrobial resistance occurs in microorganisms and how to find new therapies.

The Casarotto Group - Biomolecular Interactions »

The Casarotto Group explores how the structural properties of biological molecules can impact on the biological process involved in health and disease.

The Cockburn Group - Malaria Immunology »

The focus of our research is understanding how to generate effective immunity against the malaria parasite Plasmodium.

The Cook Group - Translational Research »

The translational research group in immunology is seeking to understand the genetic etiology and cellular pathogenesis of human diseases arising from dysregulated immunity.

The Daria Group - Neurophotonics »

Our work focuses on novel optical techniques to analyse the brain. A main interest is 3D holographic projection of multiple foci from a single laser source.

The Dehorter Group - Neuronal Development »

The Dehorter Group aims to determine how interneurons shape neuronal networks activity and contribute to circuits balance in health and disease.

The Dulhunty Group - Muscle Research »

We study the cellular mechanisms involved in cytoplasmic calcium signalling, with a focus on the surface membrane of skeletal and cardiac muscle fibres.

The Easteal Group - Genome Diversity & Health »

We study the evolutionary interplay between humans and their environments to understand how this dynamic process gave rise to our complex biology; how it made us such a diverse species; and how it impacts our health and wellbeing.

The Enders Group - Models of human primary immunodeficiencies »

The main focus of the lab is to investigate novel pathways regulating B cell development and function.

The Eyras Group - Computational RNA Biology »

The Eyras Group is working to understand the biology of RNA and cancer using computational methods.

The Fischer Group - Epigenetics and Genomic Stability »

The Fischer lab investigates the connection between chromatin structure, pervasive transcription and RNA surveillance, and their influence on genomic stability.

The Gardiner Group - Mechanisms of Thrombosis and Cancer »

The group investigates the molecular basis of processes coordinated by platelets across vascular biology.

The Gready Group - Computational & Conceptual Biology »

We aim to understand how proteins carry out their functions in the cell and how they have been sculpted by evolution to do so.

The Hannan Group - Cancer Therapeutics »

This group focuses on the molecular analysis of major pro-malignant transcription factor networks that operate in cancer cells using an integrated approach.

The Hayashi Group - Transposon defence and animal development »

We are interested in learning gene expression control mechanisms through the lens of host-transposon interaction and how they, in turn, play roles in animal development.

The Lamb Group - Retinal rod and cone photoreceptors »

Our Group elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying phototransduction and adaptation - the conversion of light into a neural signal and subsequent recovery

The Li Group - Trauma and Orthopaedic Research  »

Dr Li is a molecular pharmacologist and osteoimmunologist with interests in understanding the processes that control a ‘foreign body reaction or response’ initiated by biomaterials implanted into bone or exposed to human bone cells.

The Lipotek Group »

Lipotek is a developer of targeted vaccine delivery and adjuvant technologies.

The Maddess Group - Diagnostics for Eye Diseases »

My interest in the optical designs of invertebrate eyes led me to study how visual systems squeeze real-time information into brains of limited capacity

The Man Group - Innate Immunity and Inflammasomes »

The Man Group investigates the role of innate immunity in infectious diseases and cancer.

The McMorran Group - Genetics and Infectious Diseases »

The main focus of our research is to understand the host response to malarial infection.

The Natoli Group - Clear Vision Research Lab »

Our lab studies a number of retinal diseases, with our main focus on finding novel diagnostics and treatment options for Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

The Parish Group - Cancer & Vascular Biology »

The Cancer and Vascular Biology Group has been working for a number of years on the molecular basis of cell adhesion, cell migration and cell invasion.

The Preiss Group - RNA Biology »

Our group studies the mechanisms and transcriptome-wide patterns of eukaryotic mRNA translation and its regulation by RNA-binding proteins and non-coding RNA.

The Provis Group - Gene expression in the human macula »

We aim to examine how the expression of macula genes varies over a lifetime.

The Quinn Group - Cancer Models »

The Quinn Group's current research involves generating genetic models using Drosophila melanogaster to understand the initiation and progression of human cancer

The Ranasinghe Group - Molecular Mucosal Vaccine Immunology »

Our laboratory focuses on understanding the problems associated with HIV vaccine failure in humans and exploring different vaccine routes.

The Simeonovic Group - Diabetes/Transplantation Immunology »

We propose that during T1D development, neutrophils are activated by platelets to release NETs/histones inside blood vessels and within islets.

The Soboleva Group - Germ Cell and Cancer Epigenetics »

The Soboleva Group studies mechanisms by which epigenetics controls cell differentiation and how those processes are affected in cancer.

The Song Group »

We study brain abnormalities in rats with Hirschsprung's disease.

The Stricker Group - Neuronal Networks »

We study the efficacy of the contacts between the cells, the mechanisms underlying its modulation, and the efficiency of information transfer between cells.

The Stuart Group - Neuronal Signalling »

The Neuronal Signalling Group studies the electrical and chemical signals that nerve cells in the brain use to communicate with one another.

The Thompson Group - Epithelial Biology »

Our lab studies the molecular mechanisms of epithelial tissue development, tissue regeneration and carcinoma formation.

The Tremethick Group - Chromatin and transcriptional regulation during development »

Chromatin and transcriptional regulation during development

The Tscharke Group - Viruses and Immunity »

Our research interests are Immunity to virus infection and in particular CD8+ T cells, poxviruses and herpesviruses and antigen presentation.

The Valter Group - Retinal Cell Damage and Repair »

My research has been focused on degenerative diseases of the retina, from the molecular and cellular level to the clinical.

The Vinuesa Group - Humoral Immunity & Autoimmunity »

The Humoral Immunity and Autoimmunity Group is investigating the cellular and molecular events that regulate production and selection versus elimination of memory B cells, which is of critical importance to understand how best to harness immune responses against infection, and to mitigate against autoimmunity.

The Wen Group - Computational Biology of RNAs and Functional Genomics »

The Wen Group is a new computational biology lab of RNA and functional genomics, Department of Genome Sciences, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU.

The Yu Group - T-cell Immune Mechanism, Monitoring and Modulation (TIM3) »

Dr Di Yu and his team are investigating the molecular mechanisms by which T cells control the competence and balance of the immune system.