I graduated from Monash University with majors in physiology, psychology and philosophy and advanced studies in auditory neurophysiology and neuropsychology. After completing my honours degree in the Department of Paediatrics at Monash, I undertook my PhD at the Howard Florey Institute which involved a neuroantomical investigation of the central brain pathways controlling the kidney.
Currently I am a full-time neuroscience researcher at the Department of Otolaryngology. I study the functional and morphological changes within the auditory nerve and cochlear nucleus after deafness and examine ways to improve their function by treatment with neurotrophins. I have 20 publications and 35 conference presentations from my research. I also have obtained nine research grants as a chief or principal investigator totaling over 1.3 million dollars. I have supervised a total of 20 research students including 5 PhD students, Masters, Doctor of Medicine, Honours, Advanced Medical Science and Undergraduate Research Opportunity Students as well as four research assistants and a senior histologist.
OTHER PUBLICATIONS Horne, R. S., Sly, D. J., Cranage, S. M., Chau, B. and Adamson, T. M., 2000. Effects of prematurity on arousal from sleep in the newborn infant. Pediatr Res. 47, 468-474. Sly, D. J., Colvill, L., McKinley, M. J. and Oldfield, B. J., 1999. Identification of neural projections from the forebrain to the kidney, using the virus pseudorabies. J Auton Nerv Syst [now Journal of Autonomic Neuroscience. 77, 73-82.
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Hearing Aid Use in Older Adults With Postlingual Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Protocol for a Prospective Cohort Study.
Matthew E Hughes, Joanna Nkyekyer, Hamish Innes-Brown, Susan L Rossell, David Sly, Sunil Bhar, Andrew Pipingas, Alison Hennessy, Denny Meyer
Journal article | 2018 | JMIR Research Protocols
BACKGROUND: Older adults with postlingual sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) exhibit a poor prognosis that not only includes impair..
Cannula-based drug delivery to the guinea pig round window causes a lasting hearing loss that may be temporarily mitigated by BDNF
Phillip JP Sale, Aaron Uschakov, Tasfia Saief, David P Rowe, Carla J Abbott, Chi D Luu, Amy J Hampson, Stephen J O'Leary, David J Sly
Journal article | 2017 | Hearing Research
A microelectromechanical system artificial basilar membrane based on a piezoelectric cantilever array and its characterization using an animal model
Jongmoon Jang, JangWoo Lee, Seongyong Woo, David J Sly, Luke J Campbell, Jin-Ho Cho, Stephen J O'Leary, Min-Hyun Park, Sungmin Han, Ji-Wong Choi, Jeong Hun Jang, Hongsoo Choi
Journal article | 2015 | Scientific Reports
Melbourne Medical School
Science Program For Excellence In Science
American Association for the Advancement of Science
Australian Neuroscience Society
Specialist Certificate in Biomedical Research Management
University of Melbourne
Doctor of Philosophy
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Science, Honours
Bachelor of Arts