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Biography

Dr Galinsky is a NHMRC CJ Martin Fellow and leads a research program that spans the disciplines of developmental neuroscience & physiology, medical imaging, bioengineering & translational science. 

Research interests

Too much inflammation in the brain is a fundamental process that leads to impaired brain cell development and function after birth resulting in cognitive, language and movement disorders in later life. Our work focuses on how inflammation during pregnancy or shortly after birth impairs brain cell development and function and studies how anti-inflammatory interventions could help restore healthy brain development. Our vision is to develop therapies that target the key inflammatory pathways that impair healthy brain development so that we can reduce the incidence and severity of disability. 

Supervision interests

Dr Galinsky is accepting graduate students applications (Hons/Masters/PhD).

Research group 

Dr Hui Liu, Research Assistant

Mr Dalibor Stanojkovich, Technical Assistant

Mr Fraser Nott, Research Assistant

Ms Sharmony Kelly, PhD student 

Ms Nikitha Pynadath, Honours student

External positions

University of Auckland

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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2011 2019

Magnesium sulfate: a last roll of the dice for anti-excitotoxicity?

Galinsky, R., Bennet, L. & Gunn, A. J., 14 Aug 2019, In : Pediatric Research. 86, p. 685-687 3 p.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Protective effects of delayed intraventricular TLR7 agonist administration on cerebral white and gray matter following asphyxia in the preterm fetal sheep

Cho, K. H. T., Wassink, G., Galinsky, R., Xu, B., Mathai, S., Dhillon, S. K., van den Heuij, L. G., Davidson, J. O., Weaver-Mikaere, L., Bennet, L., Gunn, A. J. & Fraser, M., 2 Jul 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 17 p., 9562.

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The Effect of Antenatal Betamethasone on White Matter Inflammation and Injury in Fetal Sheep and Ventilated Preterm Lambs

Stojanovska, V., Barton, S. K., Tolcos, M., Gill, A. W., Kluckow, M., Miller, S. L., Zahra, V., Hooper, S. B., Galinsky, R. & Polglase, G. R., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Developmental Neuroscience. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

8 Citations (Scopus)

Antenatal dexamethasone before asphyxia promotes cystic neural injury in preterm fetal sheep by inducing hyperglycemia

Lear, C. A., Davidson, J. O., Mackay, G. R., Drury, P. P., Galinsky, R., Quaedackers, J. S., Gunn, A. J. & Bennet, L., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism. 38, 4, p. 706-718 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

20 Citations (Scopus)

Complex interactions between hypoxia-ischemia and inflammation in preterm brain injury

Galinsky, R., Lear, C. A., Dean, J. M., Wassink, G., Dhillon, S. K., Fraser, M., Davidson, J. O., Bennet, L. & Gunn, A. J., 1 Feb 2018, In : Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology. 60, 2, p. 126-133 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Travel Award

Robert Galinsky (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Travel Award

Robert Galinsky (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Auckland Medical Research Foundation Travel Award

Robert Galinsky (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Bethlehem Griffiths Research Foundation Young Researcher of the Year

Robert Galinsky (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Eric Glasgow Anatomy Bequest Scholarship.

Robert Galinsky (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)