Dr Michael Green

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Senior Research Officer NIF Facilitation Fellow

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Michael Green is a physicist and has been working in MRI for 10 years. Graduating from Flinders University with a PhD in electron scattering, he worked at Williams College, MA, USA in laser spectroscopy before joining NeuRA working on brain elastography in Lynne Bilston’s laboratory. Michael was appointed a senior research officer and has been a NIF Facilitation Fellow since 2009, working in the Rae Group coordinating other MRI research projects and specialising in MR diffusion analysis.

Projects Dr Michael Green is currently involved with

CURRENT PROJECTS

Brain network discovery in medical research

In collaboration with colleagues in Electrical Engineering at UNSW we are developing and applying new methods for identifying and comparing brain functional and structural networks.

Main Collaborators: Victor Solo (UNSW); Ben Cassidy (NeuRA); Michael Green (NeuRA)

 

Cassidy, B., Rae, C. & Solo, V. (2015) Brain activity: connectivity, sparsity and mutual information. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging 34, 846-860.

Cassidy. B., Bowman, D., Rae, C. & Solo, V. (2018) On the reliability of individual brain activity networks. IEEE Transactions in Medical Imaging 37, 649-662.

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Brain network discovery in medical research

Determining new targets and approaches for treating sleep apnoea

Sleep apnoea results in cognitive dysfunction, excessive sleepiness, doubling of workplace accidents  and more than 2-fold increased motor vehicle crash risk presenting a huge health care burden in Australia and internationally. The disorder is also associated with increased risk of stroke, heart disease and possibly dementia. It is a complex disorder with multiple impacts including hypoxia, sleep deprivation, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors.

This project aims to unravel the impact of OSA on the brain and to determine whether deleterious effects can be reversed or slowed by treatment options.

 

Main collaborators: Andrew Vakulin, Flinders; Ron Grunstein, Woolcock Institute, Angela D’Rozario, Woolcock Institute, Delwyn Bartlett, Woolcock Institute; Lynne Bilston, NeuRA, Michael Green, NeuRA

Miller, C.B., Rae, C.D. Green, M., Yee, B.J., Kyle, S.D., Gordon, C.J., Marshall, N.S., Espie, C.A., Grunstein, R.R. & Bartlett, D.J. (2017) An objective short-sleep insomnia disorder subtype is associated with reduced brain metabolites in vivo: a preliminary magnetic resonance spectroscopy assessment. Sleep 40, zsx148

D’Rosario, A., Bartlet, D., Wong, K.H., Sach, T, Yang, Q., Grunstein, R.R. & Rae, C.D. (2018) Brain bioenergetics during resting wakefulness are related to neurobehavioural deficits in severe obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep 41(8) zsy117.

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Determining new targets and approaches for treating sleep apnoea

RESEARCH TEAM

Ben Rowlands

BEN ROWLANDS PhD student

JUN CAO PhD student

ABHIJIT DAS PhD student

SALLY MCEWAN PhD student