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Research interests

I am highly interested in studying cellular interactions within the gut wall, with a particular focus on enteric neurons, glia and macrophages. An understanding of how cells are organised and communicate with each other in healthy tissue will give us a blueprint for whats normal. This in turn gives us insight into what goes wrong in diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Hirschsprung's disease.

I use a combination of calcium imaging, confocal microscopy and advanced 3D image analysis to accomplish this. I am particularly interested in the application of machine learning methods for streamlining image analysis in biomedical research. 

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, Doctor of Philosophy, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 14 Feb 2018

Biotechnology, Master of Science, Swinburne University of Technology

Award Date: 4 Jul 2009

Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering, Bachelor of Technology

Award Date: 15 Dec 2006

Research area keywords

  • enteric nervous system
  • Glia
  • pain signalling
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Immune System
  • Image Processing
  • Machine Learning


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