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Damian Myers

Associate Professor, Medical Imaging
Medicine, Western Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
endocrinology & metabolism
cells, cultured
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Damian Myers

Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
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Damian Myers


Awards/Appointments: John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship (1983); Campion-Ma-Playoust Award from the ASMR (1986); PhD scholarship through the NHF (1991); Faculty of Medicine Fellowship (1997-99).Research interests: During 2003-2009 was appointed as Senior Scientist in the Epilepsy and Neuropharmacology Laboratory (Director: Prof Terry O’Brien) in the Dept Medicine, RMH, and completed work on several projects: (1) investigation of the neurological changes associated with epileptogenesis in temporal lobe epilepsy; (2) a study of structural, functional, neurobehavioural, neurocognitive and epilepsy outcomes associated with post-traumatic brain injury (funded through the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative, TAC); (3) investigation of GABAA/central benzodiazepine receptor expression during epileptogenesis using PET imaging with [18F]-Flumazenil (through the Centre for Molecular Imaging at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; CRC for Biomedical Imaging Development); (4) a study of adverse drug reactions associated with long-term epilepsy therapies; and, (5) various collaborations involving advanced imaging and development of imaging agents (in association with the CSIRO).Current research interests: Myers has been a key player in several large platform projects. His current position involves research projects into musculoskeletal science and application of advanced imaging techniques in the study of disease onset and progression; the long-term aim to understand the disease process.

Damian Myers has worked in the biomedical sciences and medical research utilising diverse imaging techniques including microfocus X-ray imaging (MXI) and pQCT, confocal microscopy and live-cell imaging as well as combined PET/MRI imaging. These methodologies, over many years, have been utilised to complement a range of research projects within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne.
Specialist training: Advanced imaging through the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada (3D-Microscopy of Living Cells - July 1997) and at the ‘Bone and Mineral Centre’, The Rayne Institute, University College London; Other contributions to the field of medical imaging include: Convenor of workshops for the ANZBMS (Adelaide 2002; Sydney 2004); a past-president of the Fluorescence Imaging Group of Victoria 2002-2004 (; Member of Victorian Government Committee, the Beamline Advisory Panel for the Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) of the Australian Synchrotron.Recent and current positions: From June 2010 through to the end of September 2015 (5 years) Prof Myers was the Director of Research in the Departments of Orthopaedics (StVH) and Surgery (UoM StVH). During 2016-2017 he developed and implemented an advanced unit on Medical Imaging for Victoria University, during which time he was appointed as the Director for Medical Imaging in the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Science (AIMSS) at Western Health. Prof Myers also coordinated and taught into a special unit called 'Biomedical Sciences: Ethics and Values'. In 2018 he was appointed in the Melbourne Medical School as Associate Professor and as a Principal Fellow in the Department of Medicine, Western Health. At the same time he was appointed as Program Director for Medical Imaging and for Basic Sciences at AIMSS in the Western Centre for Health and Research Education, Western Health.


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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


TAC Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative


University of Melbourne


National Heart Foundation


Australian Society of Medical Research


Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University





Ordinary Member

Australian Neuroscience Society

Official Australasian Body For Bone And Mineral Research

Australian and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Applied Science (Biology)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science (Biology)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology