Richelle Mychasiuk

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


I am an Associate Professor at the Monash University with an internationally recognized laboratory for the study of mild traumatic brain injury. The laboratory uses extensive behavioural and epigenetic techniques to examine the pathophysiological association between early experiences (e.g., TBI) and neurodevelopmental plasticity. I have been uniquely positioned to “back translate” clinical findings into animal models in order to better understand the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying concussion pathology. From 2015-2018, I was an assistant professor at the University of Calgary, Canada. I have an outstanding funding record, obtaining $1M as the principle investigator on a Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) project grant to examine the role of sleep and glymphatic clearance in recovery from mTBI. 

Education/Academic qualification

Neuroscience, PhD

Award Date: 21 Jun 2012

Forensic Molecular Biology, Masters

Award Date: 30 Aug 2007

Psychology, BSc

Award Date: 1 Jun 2005

Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology, BSc

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Research Output

A novel rat model of heterotopic ossification after polytrauma with traumatic brain injury

Brady, R. D., Zhao, M. Z., Wong, K. R., Casilla-Espinosa, P. M., Yamakawa, G. R., Wortman, R. C., Sun, M., Grills, B. L., Mychasiuk, R., O'Brien, T. J., Agoston, D. V., Lee, P. V. S., McDonald, S. J., Robinson, D. L. & Shultz, S. R., Apr 2020, In : Bone. 133, 5 p., 115263.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Experimental traumatic brain injury does not lead to lung infection

Sun, M., Brady, R. D., Wanrooy, B., Mychasiuk, R., Yamakawa, G. R., Casillas-Espinosa, P. M., Wong, C. H. Y., Shultz, S. R. & McDonald, S. J., 15 Jun 2020, In : Journal of Neuroimmunology. 343, 4 p., 577239.

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The genetic ablation of tau improves long-term, but not short-term, functional outcomes after experimental traumatic brain injury in mice

Tan, X. L., Zheng, P., Wright, D. K., Sun, M., Brady, R. D., Liu, S., McDonald, S. J., Mychasiuk, R., Cenap, S., Jones, N. C., O’Brien, T. J. & Shultz, S. R., 2020, In : Brain Injury. 34, 1, p. 131–139 9 p.

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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

1 Citation (Scopus)