Expertise: Neuroscience, invertebrate neurobiology, marine invertebrates, animal behaviourUndergraduate: Physiology, Zoology, Pharmacology, Anatomy (Monash University). Honours: Physiology + Zoology (Monash H I) Prof. Mollie Holman.
Graduate study: University of Sydney, University of Oregon, University of Washington Friday Harbor Marine Laboratories. PhD: Structure and function of simple nerve networks; study animals marine invertebrates. Prof. Graham Hoyle, Prof. Donald Maynard). Post-doctoral: SERC funded fellowship, Gatty Marine Laboratory, St. Andrews. Prof. Michael Laverack. Academic appointments: Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne; Visiting research appointments included CNRS-University of Bordeaux, Arcachon, France; Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Physiology, DFG, Seewiesen, Germany; Pastis Laboratory, Paris, France; University of Canterbury, New Zealand: Bristol University, UK; The Marine Laboratory, Woods Hole, USA.Teaching: Invertebrate Structure and Function; Neurobiology and Neuroscience, Marine Zoology, Comparative Physiology and Animal Behaviour. Several local and national teaching awards awarded. Publications and grants: more than 200 journal articles, reviews and book chapters reporting research supported by ARC (Aus. ), NH&MRC (Aus. ), Ramaciotti Foundation (Aus. ), FRDC (Aus.) SRC (UK), DFG (Germany), CNRS (France), Sigma-Xi (USA), NIH & NSF (USA). Research: How the structure and function of simple nervous systems permit successful competition with more complex ones. Supervised or co-supervised approximately 90 Hons, MSc, PhD and Post-doctoral researchers. The research discovered several novel circuits including one presented to NASA for extra-terrestrial landing systems. Administration: course co-ordinations; Honours coordinator (15 years); Head of Zoology Department (6 years); Associate Dean International (4 years); Leader Pt. Nepean Marine Laboratory initiative. Other: Reviewer for scientific journals, review boards, Editor-in-Chief for Marine & Freshwater Behaviour & Physiology (23 years). Present: Professor Emeritus, Editor Emeritus, journal & publisher reviewer, graduate student advising, University Senior Research Mentoring group, Assistive technology for the blind/sight-impaired (sight loss 2007, legally blind), Giant Cell Arteritis research.
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Specialisation of the Venom Gland Proteome in Predatory Cone Snails Reveals Functional Div..
Embryonic Toxin Expression in the Cone Snail Conus victoriae PRIMED TO KILL OR DIVERGENT F..
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Specialisation of the Venom Gland Proteome in Predatory Cone Snails Reveals Functional Diversification of the Conotoxin Biosynthetic Pathway
Helena Safavi-Hemami, William A Siero, Dhana G Gorasia, Neil D Young, David MacMillan, Nicholas A Williamson, Anthony W Purcell
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Proteome Research
Embryonic Toxin Expression in the Cone Snail Conus victoriae PRIMED TO KILL OR DIVERGENT FUNCTION?
Helena Safavi-Hemami, William A Siero, Zhihe Kuang, Nicholas A Williamson, John A Karas, Louise R Page, David MacMillan, Brid Callaghan, Shiva Nag Kompella, David J Adams, Raymond S Norton, Anthony W Purcell
Journal article | 2011 | Journal of Biological Chemistry
Predatory marine cone snails (genus Conus) utilize complex venoms mainly composed of small peptide toxins that target voltage- and..
Honours, Awards and Fellowships
BUMP Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods Hole Mass - USA
Invited to take over Editorship of International Journal - continues to present
Invited to join the Editoraial Board of International Journal in areas of interest/expertese
University of Regensburg - Germany
CNRS Marine Laboratory - Arcachon France
Post Doctoral Fellowship - University of Cologne
Post Doctoral Fellowship - The Gatty Marine Laboratory - St. Andrews - Scotland
Neurosciences Training Award - University of Oregon/University of Washington
Firday Harbor Laboratories - University of Washinton - Marine Science Training
Teaching Fellowship - University of Oregon
Australian Postgraduate Awarde - University of Sydney
International Society for Neuroethology
Editor, And Chair Of Advisory Board
Editor in Chief, Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology
Australian Neurosciences Association
Australian Marine Sciences Association
Society for Experimental Biology
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Oregon
Bachelor of Science (Honours)