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Director and group leader

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Lars Ittner

Professor


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2610

Professor Lars Ittner is the Director of the Dementia Research Centre and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Lars graduated in Medicine from the University of Ulm in Germany and received his M.D. from the Univers… View full profile

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Dr Liming Hou


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2672

Dr. Liming Hou completed her Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof Kerry-Anne Rye at The University of New South Wales in 2017. She then joined the Dementia Research Unit at The University of New South Wales working as a postdoctoral researcher with Prof Lars Ittner and moved to Macquarie University a… View full profile

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Ms Josefine Bertz


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2672

Josefine Bertz is Senior Research Officer in the Dementia Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. After receiving her technical diploma in Chemistry and Biology [CBTA] in Berlin, Germany in 2007, she was awarded with a scholarship by the European Commu… View full profile

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Miss Julia van der Hoven

Julia van der Hoven completed her Bachelor of Science majoring in physiology and pharmacology at The University of Sydney in 2011. In 2012, she completed her Honours project on investigating the spreading of tau protein pathology under the supervision of Prof Lars Ittner. After working in community … View full profile

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Ms Yuanyuan Deng

Yuanyuan Deng completed her Master of Pharmacology degree at Jinan University, China, in 2013. And then worked as a research assistant at Key Laboratory of Basic Pharmacology of Ministry of Education, China, focused on effects and mechanisms of herbal medicine in neurodegenerative diseases treatment… View full profile

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Miss Astrid Feiten

Astrid Feiten received her Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Science from the University of Osnabrück, Germany in 2016. Afterwards she moved to Australia for a research internship at the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales. In March 2018 she joined the Dementia Research Unit at … View full profile

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Mr Miheer Sabale


Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Miheer is a MRes candidate at the Dementia Research Centre of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University.… View full profile

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Dr Carol Au


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2672

Dr Carol Au is a Research Officer in the Dementia Research Centre at Macquarie University. … View full profile

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Mr Troy Butler


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2672

Mr Troy Butler is an Animal Research Assistant working directly for the Dementia Research Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Troy provides assitance to the seven individual teams of Professors, Doctors and PhD students within the centre. This assistance co… View full profile

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Jess Spathos

Animal Care Taker


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

Deputy Director Education and group leader

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Thomas Fath

Professor


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2640

Prof Thomas Fath is Deputy Director of the Demenrtia Research Centre and Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Previous to this, he was the Head of the Neurodegeneration and Repair Unit (NRU) and Head of the Neur… View full profile

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Miss Tamara Tomanic

Tamara Tomanic is a PhD student at Dementia Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. Her research topic focuses on the functional dynamics of tropomyosin isoforms and actin in the postsynaptic compartment in relation to Alzheimer’s disease. Her interest in Neur… View full profile

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Holly Stefen

Research Assistant


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

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Esmeralda Paric

Research Assistant


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

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Lucy da Silva

Visiting scholar


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

Deputy Director Operations and group leader

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Yazi Ke

Associate Professor


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2641

Associate Professor Yazi Ke is the Deputy Director (Operations) of the Dementia Research Centre and Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. After obtaining her PhD (Medicine) from University of Sydney (USyd)… View full profile

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Dr Annika van Hummel


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2672

Annika van Hummel completed her PhD in S100 proteins in osteoarthritis in 2014 under the supervision of Prof Hala Zreiqat and Prof Christopher Little at The University of Sydney. She then joined the Dementia Research Unit at The University of New South Wales working as a postdoctoral researcher with… View full profile

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Ms Gabriella Chan

Gabriella Chan is a Masters student in the Dementia Research Centre in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Gabriella completed her undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Science at the University of New South Wales in 20… View full profile

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Ms Yijun Lin


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2672

Yijun started her first research activities in A*Star's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) in Singapore in completion of her honours thesis titled "Nanoparticles for oral delivery of drugs". She moved to Sydney in 2016 to work for the Dementia Research Unit in UNSW (headed by Pro… View full profile

Group leader

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Dr Fabien Delerue


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2646

Doctor Fabien Delerue is the Head of the Genome Editing at Macquarie (GEM), a transgenic core developed in joint venture by the Dementia Research Centre (DRC) and the Macquarie Animal Research Services (MARS). Fabien graduated from the University of Bordeaux in France and received his PhD from the U… View full profile

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Nicolle Morey

Research Officer – Microinjectionist


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

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Mr Daniel Tan

Daniel Tan is currently a PhD student in the Dementia Research Centre and Genome Editing at Macquarie (GEM). He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and a Diploma in Molecular Biotechnology from Nanyang Polytechnic (Singapore). During the cours… View full profile

Group leader

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Mr Arne Ittner


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2649

Arne graduated in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland, in 2006 and received his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2010 for work on signal transduction by protein kinases. Arne moved then to University of Sydney, Australia, to work as po… View full profile

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Miss Kristie Stefanoska

Kristie Stefanoska is a PhD student in the Dementia Research Centre and is supervised by Dr. Arne Ittner and Prof. Lars Ittner. Kristie completed her undergraduate degree at The Australian National University in 2013 majoring in Neuroscience and Biochemistry. She joined Prof. Lars Ittner's group in … View full profile

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Mr Emmanuel Prikas

After many years in the health and fitness industry, I decided to study biological science in a laboratory. I completed an Adv Dip in Nutrition to enter into Adv Sci (Hon) at UNSW, where I focused on pharmacology and neuroscience. I concluded that the nervous system and brain would be the most chall… View full profile

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Dr Prita Asih


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Prita Riana Asih earned her Bachelor of Science degree with first class Honours in Biotechnology at Murdoch University in 2014, for which she was awarded an upper first class and the prize of best student in Biotechnology for her year. Her project was focused on investigating the role of translo… View full profile

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Mr Thomas Mueller

Group leader

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Dr Adam Martin


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2671

Adam Martin completed his PhD at UWA in 2011 with Professor Colin Raston in the area of supramolecular chemistry. He then commenced a postdoctoral position at the University of Nottingham with Professor Martin Schröder synthesising novel ligands for new metal organic frameworks. In 2013 he moved to … View full profile

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Alexandra Daryl Ariawan

Research Assistant


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

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Biyun Sun

Research assistant


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61-2-9850-2672

Group leader

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Dr Janet Van Eersel


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Phone: +61 2 9850 2670

Dr Janet van Eersel is a group leader in the Dementia Research Centre in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Janet recieved her PhD from the Department of Pathology at the University of Sydney in 2010. She then began working a… View full profile

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Ms Magdalena Przybyla


Department of Biomedical Sciences

Magdalena Przybyla is a PhD student in the Dementia Research Centre in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Magdalena conducted her bachelor and master’s degree at the University of Bremen, (Germany) with the focus on Neuroscie… View full profile

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