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Researcher: Ziebell, JM (Dr Jenna Ziebell)

Fields of Research

Central nervous system
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Cellular nervous system
Systems physiology
Health promotion
Autonomic nervous system
Cellular interactions (incl. adhesion, matrix, cell wall)
Cell physiology
Medical biochemistry - lipids
Nutrition and dietetics
Cell metabolism
Continuing and community education

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Prevention of human diseases and conditions
Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Treatment of human diseases and conditions
Behaviour and health
Health education and promotion
Health related to ageing
Overweight and obesity
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Injury prevention and control
Preventive medicine
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander determinants of health
Disability and functional capacity

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Ablation of D1 dopamine receptor-expressing cells generates mice with seizures, dystonia, hyperactivity, and impaired oral behavior; National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings
Age-at-injury determines the extent of long-term neuropathology and microgliosis after a diffuse brain injury in male rats; Frontiers in Neurology
Aging with a traumatic brain injury: could behavioral morbidities and endocrine symptoms be influenced by microglial priming?; Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
Aging with traumatic brain injury: effects of age at injury on behavioral outcome following diffuse brain injury in rats; Developmental neuroscience
Animal models of mild and severe TBI: what have we learned in the past 30 years?; Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. Challenges and Developments
Attenuated neurological deficit, cell death and lesion volume in Fas-mutant mice is associated with altered neuroinflammation following traumatic brain injury; Brain research
Can mature ľage non-traditional students succeed in an online Bachelor of Dementia Care program?; International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) World Congress, San Francisco
Commentary on Kamper et. al., juvenile traumatic brain injury evolves into a chronic brain disorder: The challenges in longitudinal studies of juvenile traumatic brain injury; Experimental Neurology
Deficiency of the chemokine receptor CXCR2 attenuates neutrophil infiltration and cortical damage following closed head injury; Neurobiology of Disease
Experimental diffuse brain injury results in regional alteration of gross vascular morphology independent of neuropathology; Brain Injury
Impact Acceleration Model of Diffuse Traumatic Brain Injury; Methods in Molecular Biology, Volume 1462, Injury Models of the Central Nervous System
Implications for microglial sex differences in tau-related neurodegenerative diseases; Neurobiology of Aging
Insulin resistance in the brain: Evidence supporting a role for inflammation, reactive microglia, and the impact of biological sex; Neuroendocrinology
Interview with Marg Flemming: Brain Injury and Dementia
Involvement of Pro- and Anti-Inflammatory Cytokines and Chemokines in the Pathophysiology of Traumatic Brain Injury; Neurotherapeutics
Late-life environmental enrichment preserves short-term memory and may attenuate microglia in male APP/PS1 mice; Neuroscience
Meeting the challenge of designing and delivering an entry level unit of study to engage and inspire adult learners in online neuroscience education in a Bachelor of Dementia Care; 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Microglia demonstrate local mixed inflammation and a defined morphological shift in an APP/PS1 mouse model; Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Microglia in Experimental Brain Injury: Implications on Neuronal Injury and Circuit Remodeling; Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects
Microglia: dismantling and rebuilding circuits after acute neurological injury; Metabolic Brain Disease
Models of rodent cortical traumatic brain injury; Neuromethods
Modulation of the immune response by head injury; New insights into neuroimmune biology
Morphological and genetic activation of microglia after diffuse traumatic brain injury in the rat; Neuroscience: An International Journal
Nogo presence is inversely associated with shifts in cortical microglial morphology following experimental diffuse brain injury; Neuroscience
Pathological links between traumatic brain injury and dementia: Australian pre-clinical research; Journal of Neurotrauma
Primer for immunohistochemistry on cryosectioned rat brain tissue: example staining for microglia and neurons; Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE
Rod microglia and their role in neurological diseases; Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology
Rod Microglia: A Morphological Definition; PLoS One
Rod microglia: elongation, alignment, and coupling to form trains across the somatosensory cortex after experimental diffuse brain injury; Journal of neuroinflammation
Role of CCL2 (MCP-1) in traumatic brain injury (TBI): evidence from severe TBI patients and CCL2/ mice; Journal of cerebral blood flow and metabolism : official journal of the International Society of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Session Chair; International Neurotrauma Symposium 2020
Substance P-induced changes in cell genesis following diffuse traumatic brain injury; Neuroscience: An International Journal
The complexity of neuroinflammation consequent to traumatic brain injury: from research evidence to potential treatments; Acta Neuropathologica

Research Projects

Can microglia priming influence neurodegeneration?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Could gut microbiota influence cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease?; uBiome, Inc. (uBiome)
How do microglia-synapse dynamics change with Alzheimer's disease?; Dementia Australia Research Foundation Ltd (DARF)
Microglia: Does their role in synaptic remodelling change with age?; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Translating Awareness, Literacy, and Knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injury (TALK-TBI); Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)

Research Candidate Supervision