Ms Nurul Azrin Abd Rahman - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Christine Staatz, Professor Susan Tett

Project Title: Individualizing immunosuppressant therapy in autoimmune disease to improve patient outcomes

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Ms Nur Sofiah Abu Kassim - PhD

Supervisors: Professor Nick Shaw, Dr Karen Whitfield & Dr Amitha Hewavitharana

Project Title: An investigation of the relationships between the levels of Vitamin A, D and E in maternal serum/ plasma and breast milk with those in infant serum/ plasma

 

 

Mr Othman Ibrahim Al-Omair - PhD
Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, Saudi Arabia

Supervisors: Dr Nyoman Kurniawan, Professor Ian Brereton, Professor Graham Galloway & Professor Maree Smith

Project Title: Development of magnetic resonance diffusion imaging at 16.4T for application to drug efficacy assessment in the suppression of progressive neurological degeneration in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis

 

Mr John Bassett - PhD

Supervisors: Professor Gregory Monteith, Professor Sarah Roberts-Thompson

Project Title: Genetically targeted calcium sensors and the assessment of the hallmarks of cancer in breast cancer cells

 

Miss Kim Bellamy - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Therese Kairuz, Dr Nataly Martini, Dr Remo Ostini

Project Title: Health literacy effects on the use of pharmacy services among refugees from the Horn of Africa

Ms Jacqui Bond Ms Jacqui Bond - PhD

Supervisors:
Dr Catherine Manathunga, Ms Caroline Steel & Professor Nick Shaw

Project Title: A qualitative exploration of the factors affecting engagement, learning and academic performance from the perspective of successful CALD (culturally and linguistically diverse) and non-CALD pharmacy students at a research-intensive Australian university
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Ms Alice Bong - PhD
APA Scholarship

Supervisors: Professor Greg Monteith & Professor Sarah Roberts-Thompson

Project Title: An assessment of the consequences of antineoplastic agents on calcium homeostasis in breast cancer cells

 

Photo of Lu Cao  Ms Lu Cao - PhD
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
UQ Centenary Scholarship

Supervisor:
Professor Tom Gonda

Project Title: Development of peptide inhibitors of the interaction between the Myb oncoprotein and the P300 coactivator as a possible treatment of myeloid leukaemia
 

Mr Stephen Chan - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Benjamin Ross, A/Prorfessor Ross McGeary, Dr Thiruma Arumugam, Professor Nick Shaw

Project Title: Development of drug-like polyphenols as disease-modifying drugs for Alzheimer's disease

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Ms Bernadette Chevalier - PhD
IPRS/ UQCent Scholar

Supervisors: Dr Neil Cottrell and Dr Gina Gujral

Project Title: Exploring the link between effective communication and medication adherence

Ms Judith Coombes - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Neil Cottrell, Dr Karen Whitfield

Project Title: Improving self-management of medications by patients receiving therapy for stroke prevention

 

 

Mr Girdhar Singh Deora - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Benjamin Ross, A/Professor Ross McGeary, Dr Thiruma Arumugam & Professor Nick Shaw

Project Title: Brain-targeted multi-functional molecules for the treatment of alzheimer's disease

Ms Jennifer Deuis 

Ms Jennifer Deuis - PhD
APA Scholarship

Supervisors:
Dr Pete Cabot, Dr Irina Vetter and Prof Richard Lewis

Project Title: Novel opioid peptides from inflammatory tissue for the treatment of pain

Ms Satish Natha Dighe - PhD
UQ International Scholarship (UQI)

Supervisors:
Dr Ben Ross and Dr Thiruma V Arumugam

Project Title: Development of polyphenols with drug-like properties for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

 

Ms Rose Estafanos - PhD

Supervisors: A/Professor Kathryn Steadman, Professor Geoffrey Mitchell, Professor Lisa Nissen & Dr Julie Ann Cichero

Project Title: Buccal delivery of pilocarpine in the treatment of xerostomia (dry mouth)

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Mrs Siti Sarah Fazalul Rahiman - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Peter Cabot, Professor Nick Shaw, Dr Michael Morgan & Dr Paul Gray

Project Title: The immunomodulatory effects of Dyorphin A fragments on cytokine pathways

 

 

Ms Jane Fischer - PhD

Supervisors:
A/Prof. Alexandra (Zandy) Clavarino & Prof. Jake M. Najman

Project Title: Physical and Psychological Functioning and Drug Use: An Australian population based study

Ms Holly Foot - PhD

Supervisors: Associate Professor Neil Cottrell, Dr Adam La Caze, Dr Gina Gurjral

Project Title: Investigating the relationship between beliefs about medicines and non-adherence in patients with chronic disease using the repetory grid technique

 

Mr Ian Fredericks - Masters

Supervisors: Dr Therese Kairuz, Dr Alexander Pudmenzky, Dr Laurence Suzanne Rosa Rossato & Dr Samantha Hollingworth

Project Title: The role of the Pharmacist in Optimising Antibiotic Use in the Community

 

Mr Fabio Pereira Gomes - PhD
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
UQ Centenary Scholarship

Supervisors:
Dr Amitha Hewavitharana, Dr Karen Whitfield, Dr Pieter Koorts and Professor Nick Shaw

Project Title: Investigate the correlation between the levels of vitamins A, D and E in maternal serum and breast milk with infant serum levels

  Ms Yaqin (Felicity) Han - PhD
Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI)

Supervisors:
Dr Bruce Wyse, Professor Maree Smith, Dr Kristofer Thurecht and Professor Andrew Whittaker

Project Title: Sustained Release Biopolymer Delivery of a Pain Drug Candidate
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Ms Sabariah Noor Harun - PhD
Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia Scholarship
 
 
Project Title: Disease Progression in Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis Patient
Mr Srinivas Kantham - PhD
Endeavour Scholarship

Supervisor:
Dr Ben Ross

Project Title: Development of peptide inhibitors to block neuronal uptake of soluble amyloid-beta peptide
Photo of Samira Khabbazi  Miss Samira Kahbbazi
UQ International Scholarship

Supervisor:
Dr Marie-Odile Parat

Project Title: The modulatory effect of morphine in tumor cell-macrophage interaction in the context of breast cancer
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Mr Saval Khanal - PhD
UQ International Scholarship, UQ Centennial Scholarship

Supervisors: Dr Samantha Hollingworth, Dr Lennert Veerman & Professor Lisa Nissen

Project Title: Medicine use patterns in Australia and Nepal and the role of pharmacists in the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases in low and middle-income countries

Mr Ganesh Kokil Mr Ganesh Kokil - PhD
UQ International Scholarship

Supervisors:
Dr Harendra Parekh & Dr Rakesh Veedu

Project Title: Development and delivery of novel modified siRNA-based therapeutics against type 2 diabetes
  Mr Edward Lee - PhD
Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA)

Supervisor:
Dr Ben Ross

Project Title: Development of inhibitors of the neuronal uptake of toxic amyloid oligomers

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Ms Carolina Consuelo Llanos Paez - PhD
BECAS-CHILE (CONYCYT) Scholarship

Supervisor: Dr Stefanie Hennig

Project Title: Disease progression in paediatric cystic fibrosis patients

 

Ms Nicole Luk Ms Nicole Luk - PhD

Supervisors
: Professor Sarah Roberts-Thomson & Professor Greg Monteith

Project Title: Altered activity and/or expression of calcium transporters upregulated in specific cancers affect regulation of key calcium dependent transcription factors
 

 Ms Yady Manrique Torres - PhD

Supervisors: A/Professor Kathryn Steadman, A/Professor Jason Stokes, A/Professor Lisa Nissen & Dr Julie Ann Cichero

Project Title: Understanding the mechanism of drug delivery from thickened fluids to aid swallowing of medications

 

 

 Mr David McDougall - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Bruce Green, Professor Jennifer Martin & Mr Elliott Playford

Project Title: A multi site prospective clinical trial of Bayesian dose individualisation software to more accurately predict voriconazole dosing within special patient populations

 

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Ms Nahid Moghbel - PhD
Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (APA)

Supervisors:
A/Professor Kathryn Steadman & Dr Bomi Ryu

Project Title: Pituri: the chemistry of Australian Nicotiana species chewed for nicotine

 

 

Ms Nor Hidayah Mohd Taufek - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Karen Whitfield, Dr Amitha Hewavitharana & Professor Nick Shaw

Project Title: To investigate and identify the risk factors for trace element deficiency in full term and premature neonates

 

 

Ms Kelly Mulvogue - Masters

Supervisors:
Dr Alesha Smith, A/Prof. Ian Coombes, Dr Neil Cottrell, Dr Jason Roberts & Dr Shanthi Kanagarajah

Project Title: An evaluation of current prescribing practice in elderly patients

 

 
Mr Mannan Munim - PhD
UQ Research Scholarship (UQRS)
 
 
Project Title: Mental health of women and cardiovascular risk across their reproductive life course
 
  Brooke Myers - MPhil

Supervisors:
Dr Karen Whitfield, A/Prof. Ian Coombes & Dr Peter Donovan

Project Title: A study to investigate and evaluate the impact of a clinical pharmacist on the safety and quality of the prescribing on a post take ward round.
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Mr Rifani Bhakti Natari - PhD
Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education Scholarship

Supervisors: Dr Samantha Hollingworth, A/Prof Alexandra Clavarino & Dr Kaeleen Dingle

Project Title: Anxiety disorders in women: predictors of medicine use for treatment

  Zeyad Nassar - PhD
IPRS/UQ Centenary Scholarship


Supervisor: Dr Marie-Odile Parat

Project Title: The role of caveolae proteins in prostate cancer angiogenesis
 

Mrs Samantha Nelis - PhD

Supervisors: Professor Nick Shaw, Dr Stefanie Hennig, A/Professor Carl Kirkpatrick & Professor Lisa Nissen

Project Title: Metabolism studies of banned drugs in racing animals

Ms Tan Hong Chau Nguyen - PhD
Mekong 1000 Project Scholarship
 
Supervisor: Dr Ben Ross
 
Project Title: Enzyme-responsive controlled release of drugs from silica nanoparticles
 

Ms Uyen (Thi-My-Uyen) Nguyen - PhD
APA Scholarship

Supervisors: A/Professor Neil Cottrell & Dr Adam La Caze

Project Title: Improving medication adherence in patients with chronic disease using targeted and tailored approach: a randomised controlled trial

  Ms Thi Thanh Thao Nguyen - PhD
Endeavour Scholarship

Supervisors:
Dr Amitha Hewavitharana, Dr Marie-Odile Parat & Prof. Nick Shaw

Project Title: Study of bio-active compounds in carica papaya

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Ms Preeti Pandey - PhD
IPRS/ UQCent Scholar

Supervisor: Dr Harendra Parekh

Project Title: Nano based formulations for topical delivery of single and combination therapeutics across biological membranes

 

Mr Saurabh Pandey
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship
UQ Centenary Scholarship

Supervisors: Dr Amitha Hewavitharana, Dr Marie-Odile Parat & Prof Nick Shaw

Project Title: Study of non polar bio-active compounds in Carica papaya

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Ms Meenakshi Pathak - PhD
University of Queensland Research Scholarship (UQRS)

Supervisors: A/Professor Kathryn Steadman, Dr Mark Turner & Dr Cheryn Palmer

Project Title: Controlled delivery of novel antibacterials for treatment/prevention of sexually transmitted infections


 

Ms Pamela Pietrobon - PhD

Supervisors:
Associate Professor Lisa Nissen & Dr Louise Young

Project Title: How can innovative e-learning methods be effectively employed to cater for the educational needs of increasing numbers of medical graduates?

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Ms Amber Salman Popattia - PhD

Supervisor: Dr Adam La Caze

Project Title: Ethical perspective of selling complementary medicines in pharmacies

 

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Mr Arjun Poudel - PhD
IPRS Scholarship

Supervisor:
Professor Lisa Nissen

Project Title: A multi-centre intervention aimed at improving the safety and quality of prescribing for patients with congestive heart failure in Australian teaching hospitals

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Mr Naisarg Dhirajlal Pujara - PhD
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS), UQ Centennial Scholarship

Supervisors: Dr Amirali Popat, Dr Ben Ross & Prof. Michael McGuckin

Project Title: Designer Nanoparticales for Targeted Oral Delivery
 

Chandramouli Radhakrishnan Mr Chandramouli Radhakrishnan - PhD
Australian Postgraduate Award

Supervisors:
A/Prof. Kathryn Steadman, Prof. Lisa Nissen & Dr Julie Cichero

Project Title: Medication swallowing issues in the community
 

Ms Prarthana Rewatkar - PhD
IPRS/UQ Centenary Scholarship

Supervisors:
Dr Marie-Odile Parat and Dr Harry Parekh

Project Title: The role of caveolae in chemical carrier-mediated cellular delivery

  Ms Yassmin Samak - PhD
Australian Postgraduate Award

Supervisors: A/Professor Allan Coombes, Professor Tim Florin and A/Professor Andrew Barbour

Project Title: Controlled drug delivery to the colon

Ms Geeta Sandhu Ms Geeta Sandhu

Supervisors:
Dr Stefanie Hennig, Dr Sally Mapp and Dr Christine Carrington

Project Title: The impact of increasing patient weight on the dosing of high dose methotrexate chemotherapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma
 

 Mr Priyank Shenoy - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Irina Vetter, Dr Arjun Muralidharan, Professor Maree Smith

Project Title: Establishment, optimization and characterization of a rat model of breast cancer induced bone pain

 

 

Mr Peter Smith - PhD

Supervisors: A/Professor Kathryn Steadman and A/Professor Zandy Clavarino

Project Title: Factors influencing complementary medicine selection by breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

Ms Teneale Stewart - PhD
NHMRC Biomedical Scholarship

Supervisors:
Prof. Greg Monteith, Prof. Sarah Roberts-Thomson and Dr Amelia Peters

Project Title: Assessment of calcium signaling in breast cancer cells associated with epithelial-mesenchymal transition

Mr Sachin Thakur


Sachin Thakur - PhD
APA Scholarship

Supervisors: Dr Harry Parekh & Dr Marie-Odile Parat

Project Title:
Development and evaluation of a novel delivery system for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration’

 

Ms Wendy Thompson - PhD

Supervisors: Dr Therese Kairuz, Dr Clair Hughes and Ms Christy Noble

Project Title: Exploring and addressing the challenges of preparing students to become life-long learners

Mr Karnaker Tupally

Mr Karnaker Reddy Tupally- PhD
UQ International Scholarship (UQI)

Supervisors: Dr Harry Parekh and Dr Defang Ouyang

Project Title: Design, synthesis and evaluation of bioreducible peptide-dendrimer formulations for gene delivery

Mr Suresh Kumar Veliyath
IPRS/UQ Centenary Scholarship

Supervisors: Dr Ben Ross

Project Title: Screening and lead optimization of molecules for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease

 

Dr Angela Williams - PhD

Supervisors:
A/Professor Bruce Charles, A/Professor Ross Norris, Dr Helen Liley & Dr Rod Hunt

Project Titlle: Pharmacokinetics of selected anticonvulsant medications in newborn infants with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy undergoing treatment with therapeutic hypothermia

Ms Chin Lin Wong

Ms Chin Lin Wong - PhD

Supervisors:
Dr Bruce Wyse and Prof. Maree Smith

Project Titlle: Skin sensitisation prediction by using high throughput in vitro screening methods

 
Mr James Wood - PhD

Supervisor: A/Professor Kathryn Steadman
 
Project title:Implications of dormancy, provenance and storage on conservation and restoration of wild plant species”
 

Ms Nan Xie - PhD
IPRS/ UQ Centennial Scholarship

Supervisor: Dr Marie-Odile Parat

Project Title: "Morphine and Cancer metastasis"

 

Mr Ren-Ming (Mark) Yang - PhD
International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
UQ Centenary Scholarship

Supervisors:
Professor Tom Gonda and Dr Partha Mitra

Project Titlle: Role of the MYB oncogene and its targets in breast cancer stem cells.

Ms Kunsala Yapa - PhD
University of Queensland Research Scholarship (UQRS)

Supervisors:
Professor Greg MonteithProfessor Sarah Roberts-Thomson and Dr Amelia Peters

Project Titlle: Characterization of calcium channels and pumps as therapeutic targets in basal breast cancer

 

 

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