Our Fellows and Higher Degree Research Students

Funded Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Fellow (ECR) Dr Nida Murtaza

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Functional Studies of Diet x Microbiota Interactions in Digestive Health.

Postdoctoral Fellow (ECR) Dr Yenkai (Kai) Lim

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Probiotics Research and Intestinal Spirochetosis.

Research Fellow (MCR) Dr Seungha Kang (UQDI, FoM)

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Metagenomics-Directed Characterization and Isolation of Novel Lineages of Gut Microbes.

Funded PhD Students

Nicola Bray

Supervisors: Dr Natasha Koloski, Professor Gerald Holtmann, Professor Nicholas Talley, Professor Michael Jones
University of Queensland

‘Gut you covered’: Delivering Effective and Acceptable Personalised Multidisciplinary Integrated Care for a Superior Treatment Approach for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGIDs).

Mudar Irani

Supervisors: Professor Nicholas Talley, Professor Marjorie Walker
University of Newcastle

Investigating the pathophysiology and treatment of rumination syndrome.

Jennifer Pryor

University of Newcastle

Microbiome and Immune-Phenotyping of Dietary Wheat Sensitivity.

Samuel Makanyengo

University of Newcastle

The Role of Microbial Oxygen Sensing in the Development of Anastomotic Leaks.

Veral Vishnoi

University of Newcastle

Microbiome of Surgical Site Infections.

Kening Fan

University of Newcastle

Modulation of the Microbiota in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Jessica Bruce

University of Newcastle

Mechanisms of Stress-Induced Intestinal Inflammation in GI Disease.

Kaylani Angerami Almeida

University of Newcastle

The Eosinophilic Microbiota – The Influence of Eosinophilia on the Mucosal Hostmicrobiota Homeostasis.

Analisa Cuskelly

University of Newcastle

The Impact of Perinatal Immune Challenge and Adolescent Stress on Gastrointesinal Inflammation and Integrity and the Relationship with Anxiety.

Georgia Carroll

University of Newcastle

The Impact of Surgery, Inflammation and Sepsis on Neutrophil Extracellular Trap (NET) Formation and Subsequent Metastatic Disease in Colorectal Cancer.

Raquel Cameron

University of Newcastle

Analysis of Diverticular Disease as a Comparative Study of Histology Tissue Sections using Laser Capture Microdissection to Determine Potential Microbiome Influences on Disease State.

Sharmila Prasad

University of Newcastle

Improving the Role of Pharmacists in Primary Care of IBD Patients.

Lauren Schooth

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Defining the Role of the Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Digestive Health and Diseases.

Jing Jie Teh

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Defining the Role of the Mucosa-Associated Microbiota in Digestive Health and Diseases.

James Volmer

University of Queensland Diamantina Institute

Comparative and Functional Analyses of the Methane-Producing Archaea from Gut Ecosystems

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