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A/Prof

Kulmira Nurgali

Honorary
Medicine, Western Health
Neuronal excitability
Chemotherapy
Stem cells
Colorectal cancer
IBD
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
neurosciences & neurology
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A/Prof

Kulmira Nurgali

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Novel treatments for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
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A/Prof

Kulmira Nurgali

 

I am a research and teaching academic with 50% of teaching and course coordination and 50% of research workload. My research is focused on enteric neuropathy associated with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), colorectal cancer (2nd most common cancer in the world) and side-effects of anti-cancer chemotherapy (experienced by 90% of cancer patients).

My research significantly contributes to understanding of mechanisms underlying these problems and proposes novel therapies. Being a medical graduate, I focus on pre-clinical studies that have translational value and direct impact on patient’s life and outcomes of the treatment. My research is original and internationally valued as evidenced by 82 presentations (oral and poster) at including 26 invited speaker/oral presentations the National and International meetings. I have organized and chaired 3 international and 1 national symposiums. My research program has been funded by 4 NHMRC grants (CIA in 2), NHMRC Peter Doherty Fellowship, equipment grants, 4 near-miss NHMRC grants and several competitive grants from other external funding bodies. I have established a functional research laboratory at the Western Center for Health, Research and Education (WCHRE) at Sunshine Hospital (currently 1.5 staff and 17 students) and pre-clinical animal models of IBD, colorectal cancer, chemotherapy, inflammation-induced cancer and methamphetamine-induced depression. Studies in pre-clinical animal models of disease have significantly progressed into the development of novel therapies. Moreover, this attracted a number of international visiting scientists (postgraduate students and senior researchers) from Austria, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, and China working on collaborative research projects in my lab. Active collaborations with Prof Kelley (USA), Prof Abalo (Spain), Prof Schaefer (Germany), Prof Bornstein (Melbourne University), Prof Apostolopoulos (Victoria University), A/Prof Eri (Tasmania University) and many other internal, national and international collaborations. I have supervised 55 research students including 12 PhD, 4 MSc and provide mentoring to early career researchers.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 61 most recent scholarly works by Kulmira Nurgali.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training (supervision) (VU)

2016

Teaching Excellence Award (VU)

2016

Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research and Research Training (individual) (VU)

2016

Publication Award (VU)

2007

Early Career Researcher Award (Melbourne University)

2007

International Society of Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN) Congress Travel Award (Kyoto, Japan)

2006

Australian Neuroscience Society Travel Award (Sydney)

2003

Melbourne University Travel Award (Banff, Canada)

2001

The University of Melbourne

2005

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Full Member

International Society of Autonomic Neuroscience (ISAN)

Science Graduate

GESA (Gastroenterological Society of Australia)

Full Member

Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS)

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Science

Kazakh Academy of Science