Highly research-active across a wide range of areas
The School of Medical Science is involved in ground breaking research across multiple fields from cancer to cardiovascular disease, infectious disease to skeletal biology. Our school staff have been awarded numerous NHMRC and ARC research grants and consistently publish papers in high-ranking journals.
Our excellence in research attracts support from industry and we collaborate closely with local, national, and international partners, including institutions in the USA and Europe. The school has over 100 HDR students (Masters and PhDs) and supports a rich culture of research learning and professional development that enables our students to be highly successful in gaining employment both nationally and overseas.
The School of Medical Science has research clinics such as the Aussie Gut project, which is looking at the role of our gut bacteria in health and disease. The bacteria in our gut are known to outnumber human cells in the body and play important roles in digestion, nutrient production and immune modulation. New evidence suggests your gut bacteria may influence your body mass, metabolism, allergies and respiratory infections.
|School research areas||Academic Lead|
|Cancer||McMIllan, Neuzil, Ralph, Wei , Irving-Rodgers, Dong,|
|Chemistry||Pearson, Grice, Wilson|
|Genetics||Lewohl, Colson, Munn, Morrison|
|Gene Therapy/Functional Genomics||Wei, McMIllan, Marshall-Gradisnik|
|Heart Disease||Headrick, Peart, Bulmer, Rose'Meyer, Singh|
|Immunology||Korolik, McMIllan, Ralph, Ulett , Marshall-Gradisnik, Naug|
|Microbiology/Infection Control||Peak, Wei, Ulett, Munn|
|Musculoskeletal Disease||Forwood, Morrison, Cassady|
|Neurobiology/Development||Lewohl, Nirthanan, Pountney|
|Reproductive Biology||Perkins, Irving-Rodgers, Massa|
|Virology||Munn, McMIllan, Wei|
MENZIES HEALTH INSTITUTE QUEENSLAND
Committed to developing healthy communities through exceptional health and medical research. A key focus is the translatable potential of our research, that is, how likely is it to drive improved outcomes in human health and wellbeing.