Dr Tertia Purves-Tyson

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Research Fellow

+612 9399 1751


Dr Purves-Tyson completed her PhD at Manchester University, UK, implicating the mitogen-activated protein kinases in the aetiology of diabetic sensory neuropathy. She relocated to Australia in 2002 and investigated sex steroid signalling mechanisms in pelvic autonomic and sensory neurons. She was awarded an NHMRC Biomedical Training Fellowship and a Ramaciotti Foundation Establishment gift in 2004 to examine the effects of oestrogen on signalling mechanisms on the pelvic autonomic nervous system underlying erectile and bladder dysfunction in diabetes. She has widened her interests in sex-steroid induced plasticity of the nervous system to encompass the central nervous system. Current work focuses on the modulation of dopaminergic circuits (nigrostriatal, mesocortical) by androgens and estrogens during adolescence in males and how this may contribute to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia.

RESEARCH TEAM

Duncan Sinclair

DR DUNCAN SINCLAIR Postdoctoral Fellow

Debora Rothmond

DEBORA ROTHMOND Senior Research Assistant

Shan Tsai

SHAN-YUAN TSAI-CHIN PhD student

Danny Boerrigter

DANNY BOERRIGTER Research assistant

Roxanne  Cadiz

ROXANNE CADIZ Technical assistant

Yiru Zhang

YIRU ZHANG PhD student

Kate Naude

KATE NAUDE Research assistant

Christin Weissleder

CHRISTIN WEISSLEDER PhD student

Juan Olaya

JUAN OLAYA PhD student

Mari Kondo

DR MARI KONDO Postdoctoral Fellow

Helen Cai

HELEN CAI PhD student

Martin Burgess

MARTIN BURGESS PhD student

Sam Owens

SAMANTHA OWENS PhD student