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Researcher: Courtney, J (Dr Jo-Maree Courtney)

Fields of Research

Respiratory diseases
Cell development, proliferation and death
Cellular nervous system
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Gene expression (incl. microarray and other genome-wide approaches)
Structural biology (incl. macromolecular modelling)
Central nervous system
Cell neurochemistry
Obstetrics and gynaecology
Biochemistry and cell biology
Foetal development and medicine
Proteomics and intermolecular interactions (excl. medical proteomics)
Cellular immunology

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Efficacy of medications
Health related to ageing

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

An automated approach to improve the quantification of pericytes and microglia in whole mouse brain sections; eNeuro
Automated quantification of multiple cell types in fluorescently labeled whole mouse brain sections using QuPath; Bio-protocol
Differential susceptibility of human neural progenitors and neurons to ischaemic injury; Brain Research Bulletin
Epithelial to mesenchymal transition in cultured cells: a potential in vitro model of COPD; Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand
Expression of TNF-receptor-associated factor genes in murine tooth development; Gene Expression Patterns
Glial Growth Factor 2 induces proliferation and structural changes in ensheathing cells; Brain Research
Harnessing the stem cell properties of pericytes to repair the brain; Neural regeneration research
Induction of epithelial to mesenchymal transition in a bronchial epithelial cell line; The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting
Novel insights into chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): an overview; EMJ Respiratory
Opg, Rank, and Rankl in tooth development: co-ordination of odontogenesis and osteogenesis; Journal of Dental Research
Pericytes and Neurovascular Function in the Healthy and Diseased Brain; Frontiers in cellular neuroscience
Pharmacological PDGFRβ inhibitors imatinib and sunitinib cause human brain pericyte death in vitro; Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
The activation level of the TNF family receptor, Edar, determines cusp number and tooth number during tooth development; Developmental Biology: An International Journal
The ducky mutation in Cacna2d2 results in altered Purkinje cell morphology and is associated with the expression of a truncated alpha 2 delta-2 protein with abnormal function; Journal of Biological Chemistry
The Ectodysplasin and NFkappaB signalling pathways in odontogenesis; Archives of Oral Biology: A Multidisciplinary Journal in Oral Research
The role of epithelial-mesenchymal transition in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Traf6 is essential for murine tooth cusp morphogenesis; Developmental Dynamics
Vascular perfusion differs in two distinct PDGFRβ-positive zones within the ischemic core of male mice 2 weeks following photothrombotic stroke; Journal of neuroscience research

Research Projects

Acquisition of a VS200 Research Slide Scanner for the College of Health and Medicine; Ian Potter Foundation (IPF)
Detecting microvascular injury after stroke using a blood test; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)

Research Candidate Supervision