Betty Exintaris



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Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action
Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Research interests

General Research Interests

  • Role of membrane potential in regulating peristalsis in the urinary system
  • Intracellular mechanisms underlying spontaneous activity of the urinary tract and prostate gland
  • Modulating effects of autonomic and sensory nerves on the electrical and contractile activity of spontaneously active smooth muscle preparations

Current Research Areas

  • Intracellular mechanisms underlying spontaneous electrical and contractile activity in the smooth muscle of the prostate gland
  • Role of the autonomic nervous system in the regulation of the spontaneous activity recorded in the isolated prostate gland

Monash teaching commitment

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science: physiology, pharmacology and coursework.

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IRTG: International Research Training Grant (IRTG)_Renewal of Molecular pathogenesis of male reproductive disorders project

Meinhardt, A., Loveland, K., Bhushan, S., Ellem, S. J., Hedger, M., O'Bryan, M., O'Donnell, L., Stanton, P., Risbridger, G., Baker, M. A., Hobbs, R., Loveland, B., Exintaris, B., Western, P., McLachlan, R., Whittaker, M., Wagenlehner, F. M. E., Bergmann, M., Diemer, T., Fietz, D., Fijak, M., Konrad, L., Linn, T., Middendorff, R., Pilatz, A., Schagdarsurengin, U., Schuppe, H. C., Steger, K. & Scheiner-Bobis, G.


Project: Research

Pipettes from John Morris; 3 x Starter Kits and 3 x Pipetman

Kerr, K., Coupar, I., Exintaris, B., Irving, H. & Thompson, P.

Collier Charitable Fund


Project: Research

Research Output

Development of a self-report instrument for measuring in-class student engagement reveals that pretending to engage is a significant unrecognized problem

Fuller, K. A., Karunaratne, N. S., Naidu, S., Exintaris, B., Short, J. L., Wolcott, M. D., Singleton, S. & White, P. J., 1 Oct 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 10, 22 p., e0205828.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Novel imaging of the prostate reveals spontaneous gland contraction and excretory duct quiescence together with different drug effects

Kügler, R., Mietens, A., Seidensticker, M., Tasch, S., Wagenlehner, F. M., Kaschtanow, A., Tjahjono, Y., Tomczyk, C. U., Beyer, D., Risbridger, G. P., Exintaris, B., Ellem, S. J. & Middendorff, R., 1 Mar 2018, In : The FASEB Journal. 32, 3, p. 1130-1138 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

The C and E subunits of the serotonin 5-HT3 receptor subtly modulate electrical properties of the receptor

Yaakob, N. S., Nguyen, D. T., Exintaris, B. & Irving, H. R., 1 Jan 2018, In : Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 97, p. 1701-1709 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Age Related Differences in Responsiveness to Sildenafil and Tamsulosin are due to Myogenic Smooth Muscle Tone in the Human Prostate

Lee, S. N., Chakrabarty, B., Wittmer, B., Papargiris, M., Ryan, A., Frydenberg, M., Frydenberg, M., Lawrentschuk, N., Middendorff, R., Risbridger, G. P., Ellem, S. J. & Exintaris, B., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 9 p., 10150.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adopting an active learning approach to teaching in a research-intensive higher education context transformed staff teaching attitudes and behaviours

White, P. J., Larson, I., Styles, K., Yuriev, E., Evans, D. R., Rangachari, P. K., Short, J. L., Exintaris, B., Malone, D. T., Davie, B., Eise, N., McNamara, K. & Naidu, S., 2016, In : Higher Education Research & Development. 35, 3, p. 619-633 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

22 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Submissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries

Medicinal Chemistry and Drug Action

Betty Exintaris (Member)

25 Nov 2011

Activity: External Academic EngagementSubmissions to industry or govt committees, commissions and inquiries