Dr Adjanie Patabendige (Principal Investigator)
My main goal is to improve our fundamental knowledge in the mechanisms of disrupted brain barriers and fluids in neurological diseases. To achieve this I continue to develop new models that (1) can reliably get us closer to investigating human pathophysiology and (2) screen potential therapeutic drugs. I expect our research to help future diagnosis and treatment of diseases that impact the brain.
- Ceinwyn Cooper (PhD student – co-supervised with Dr Aristides Tagalakis)
Project: The development and functionalisation of a novel blood-brain barrier penetrating nanogel for targeted treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Nefeli Zorpa (Placement student)
Project: Modelling blood-brain barrier dysfunction in neurological disease.
- Placement student (vacant)
Project: Parasitic infection of the blood-brain barrier
- Research Assistant (vacant)