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Research interests

To understand how neuroinflammation can lead to neurological diseases.

Research Overview

Our research goals are to understand the neuroinflammatory and neuroimmunological processes in a number of neurological conditions. Our research is transitional in nature involving bed (hospital) to bench (laboratory) neuroscience approaches. The key disease states that we focus on are Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Human Gliomas, Stroke related neuroinflammation, and traumatic brain injury and neuroinflammatory cascades.

Education/Academic qualification

Neurology, Neurology Specialist Qualification - FRACP, Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Neuroimmunology , Fellowship , Royal Melbourne Hospital

Physician Training , Fellow of the Australian College of Physicians , FRACP Australiasian College of Physicians

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery , Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery , University of Melbourne

Neuroscience, Neuroimmunology, PhD , University of Melbourne

Neuroscience , Bachelor of Science Honours , University of Melbourne

Biomedicine , Bachelor of Biomedicine

Research area keywords

  • neurology
  • neuroimmunology
  • neuroinflammation
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Autoimmune Encephalitis
  • Gliomas
  • Microglia
  • Purinergic receptors

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Projects 2018 2022

Research Output 2004 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Involvement of NLRC4 inflammasome through caspase-1 and IL-1β augments neuroinflammation and contributes to memory impairment in an experimental model of Alzheimer's like disease

Saadi, M., Karkhah, A., Pourabdolhossein, F., Ataie, A., Monif, M. & Nouri, H. R., 1 Jan 2020, In : Brain Research Bulletin. 154, p. 81-90 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The need to incorporate aged animals into the preclinical modeling of neurological conditions

Sun, M., McDonald, S. J., Brady, R. D., Collins-Praino, L., Yamakawa, G. R., Monif, M., O'Brien, T. J., Cloud, G. C., Sobey, C. G., Mychasiuk, R., Loane, D. J. & Shultz, S. R., 1 Feb 2020, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 109, p. 114-128 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Case reports of unexplained weight loss in autoimmune central neurological syndromes with anti-GAD antibodies

Broadley, J. & Monif, M., 24 Jan 2019, In : Case reports in internal medicine . 6, 2, p. 1-6 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)

Characterization of the human myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody response in demyelination

Tea, F., Lopez, J. A., Ramanathan, S., Merheb, V., Lee, F. X. Z., Zou, A., Pilli, D., Patrick, E., van der Walt, A., Monif, M., Tantsis, E. M., Yiu, E. M., Vucic, S., Henderson, A. P. D., Fok, A., Fraser, C. L., Lechner-Scott, J., Reddel, S. W., Broadley, S., Barnett, M. H. & 5 others, Brown, D. A., Lunemann, J. D., Dale, R. C., Brilot, F. & Australasian and New Zealand MOG Study Group, 3 Sep 2019, In : Acta neuropathologica communications. 7, 1, 22 p., 145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Innate Immunity in the Central Nervous System: A Missing Piece of the Autoimmune Encephalitis Puzzle?

Wesselingh, R., Butzkueven, H., Buzzard, K., Tarlinton, D., O'Brien, T. J. & Monif, M., 1 Jan 2019, In : Frontiers in Immunology. 10, 14 p., 2066.

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Open Access

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