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Western Sydney University PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships

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  Causes and Consequences of Biogeochemical Mismatches During Drought
  Dr U Nielsen, Dr T Jeffries
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to undertake a 3-year research-driven PhD program in biochemical cycling commencing 2019.
  Drought Impacts on Microbial Assemblage Structure and Functional Attributes
  Dr U Nielsen, Dr T Jeffries
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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We are looking for a highly motivated candidate to undertake a 3-year research-driven PhD program in microbial ecology commencing 2019.
  The Biogeography Of Fire: Mapping Key Fuel Types Across NSW
  Dr M Boer
Application Deadline: 31 May 2019

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New South Wales is characterised by strong gradients of climate, terrain, soils and vegetation types that combine to form a unique diversity of fire regimes.
  Investigation of the anti-inflammatory effect of curcumin in a mouse model of chronic neuroinflammation – a route for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease?
  Dr E Gyengesi, Prof GM Muench
Applications accepted all year round

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This project will investigate the effect of chronic glial activation on brain structure and function, and test the efficacy of two cytokine-suppressive anti-inflammatory drugs (CSAIDs) against chronic glial activation and the resulting neuronal damage.
  Mechanism of dopamine release in the retina
  Dr M Cameron
Applications accepted all year round

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Dopaminergic amacrine cells (DACs) of the retina release dopamine in response to light stimulation. Over recent years, the electrophysiological inputs to dopaminergic amacrine cells (DACs) have been defined in great detail, showing that all three photoreceptor classes.
  Targeting Astrocyte-Mediated Mechanisms Leading to Neuronal Toxicity in Motor Neurone Disease
  Dr Y Buskila
Application Deadline: 15 June 2019

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In this project, we propose to investigate the mechanisms by which astrocytes impact motor neuron hyperexcitability in Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
  Using organoid models to better understand liver immunology
  Prof G Ahlenstiel, Dr S read
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are currently being accepted for a 3 year PhD project in the immunology of Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at Western Sydney University Blacktown and the Westmead Institute for Medical Research.
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