24 Mar 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 completing PhD students

Congratulations to Jeremy Wrobel for receiving his degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Jeremy's thesis, "Pulmonary hypertension in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 11 March 2014. Jeremy was supervised by Professor Trevor Williams and A/Professor Bruce Thompson who both work at Allergy, Immunology and Respiratory Medicine (AIRmed).

Congratulations to Perdita Cheshire for receiving her degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Perdita's thesis, "Is dysfunction of the serotonin system responsible for L-DOPA induced dyskinesias in Parkinson's disease?", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 4 March 2014. Perdita was supervised by Professor Elsdon Storey and A/Professor David Williams who both work in the Van Cleef Roet Centre for Nervous Diseases.

Well done to Chindu Govindaraj for receiving her degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Chindu's thesis, "The role of TNFR2+ regulatory T cells in cancer", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Wednesday 19 February 2014. Chindu was supervised by Professor Magdalena Plebanski, Dr Andrew Spencer (Associate), Dr Andrew Wei (Associate) and Professor Michael Anthony Quinn (External). Professor Magdalena Plebanski is head of the Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Laboratory.

Well done to Danielle Michell for receiving her degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Danielle's thesis, "Hypertension induced inflammation in the endothelium: The signalling pathways involved", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 28 January 2014. Danielle was supervised by Dr Jaye Chin-Dusting and Ms Karen Leanne Andrews who head the Vascular Pharmacology research group at Baker IDI.

Well done to Nigel Rogasch for receiving his degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Nigel's thesis, "The relationship between depression and dysfunctional coordination of neural activity as measured by EEG Activity", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Monday 27 January 2014. Nigel was supervised by Professer Paul Fitzgerald who is the Deputy Director and Consultant Psychiatrist at the Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre.

Congratulations to Amanda Au on being awarded her degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Amanda's thesis, "Investigating the effects of platelet-released factors (PRFs) on the brain", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 7 January 2014. Amanda was supervised by A/Prof Robert Medcalf and Dr Andre Samson who head the Fibrinolysis and Gene Regulation Laboratory.


Congratulations to Devy Deliyanti, who has been awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Devy's thesis, "An evaluation of aldosterone's pathogenic role in the ischemic and diabetic retina", was accepted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree by the Graduate Research Steering Committee on Tuesday 7 January 2014. Devy was supervised by Professor Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka and Dr Antonia Miller who are based at the Diabetes and Vascular Biology Laboratory.