Undergraduate students interested in commencing potential Honours and Masters projects with the Perron Institute in 2022 attended an information session recently.

The institute brings together neuroscience researchers from all WA universities, providing an innovative and supportive environment for students to learn research skills under the supervision of experts in a range of fields.

The recent session allowed over 30 students to hear from leading Perron Institute researchers who provided 3-minute presentations about their research. This was followed by informal networking with the researchers and current Honours and PhD students.

Those attending heard from:

  • A/Professor Stuart Hodgetts: Regenerative and neuroprotective therapies for spinal cord injury
  • Dr Chidozie Anyaegbu: Stopping the spread of damage following neurotrauma
  • Dr Sarah Hellewell: Novel biomarkers and treatments for concussion
  • Dr Alex Tang: Axonal plasticity in the ageing brain
  • Dr Jamie Beros: Neurogenesis and adult mood disorders
  • Dr Yvonne Learmonth: Physical rehabilitation in multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions
  • Dr Luke Gray Whiley: Applications of metabolic phenotyping in neurological research
  • Professor Sulev Koks: Transcriptomics and drug development for psoriasis
  • Dr Abigail Pfaff: Investigating mobile DNA in neurodegenerative diseases
  • Dr Craig McIntosh: Therapeutic Applications of Antisense Oligonucleotides
  • Professor Anthony Akkari: Integrating genetics and therapeutics: A challenging and exciting path to helping patients with motor neurone disease

This was an excellent opportunity for students to meet potential supervisors, find out more about undertaking research projects, and connect with the neuroscience research community in Perth.

Thank you to Associate Professor Jenny Rodger, the presenters, attendees and all involved.