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Michael Hildebrand

Principal Research Fellow
Genes
Linkage Analysis
Sequencing
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
humans
male
female
genetics & heredity
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A/Prof

Michael Hildebrand

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Epilepsy
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A/Prof

Michael Hildebrand

 

I am a neurogeneticist with international research experience and collaborations who completed my PhD in late 2006 (University of Melbourne). I head the Translational Neurogenetics Laboratory in the Epilepsy Research Centre at the Melbourne Brain Centre, Austin Hospital, and am currently supported by with the supported of by a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Speech and Language Neurobiology (APP1116976), and NHMRC Project Grants on detection of somatic mutations in sporadic epilepsy (APP1129054) and improving diagnosis, prognosis and clinical care in childhood speech disorders (APP1127144).

The focus of my research is to understand the basic neurobiology of human epilepsy and speech disorders, and translate this knowledge into improved treatment of patients. Further information about my research is available on my laboratory homepage: http://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/research-groups/medicine-and-radiology-research/austin-hospital/translational-neurogenetics-laboratory and the Epilepsy Research Centre homepage: http://medicine.unimelb.edu.au/research-groups/medicine-and-radiology-research/austin-hospital/epilepsy-research-centre. My achievements include:

• H-index 37, > 4,400 citations
• 96 research papers including 34 first, 22 corresponding and 10 last author contributions
• Discovered: 10 speech disorder genes (Neurology - accepted Dec 2019, Mol Psych 2019), 5 epilepsy genes (e.g. AJHG 2016, Nat Genet 2013/2015), 5 deafness genes (PNAS 2008/2011, AJHG 2009/2011, Nat Comm 2011), and 1 male infertility gene (AJHG 2009, EJHG 2010) • Created deafness therapies (JARO 2005, Mol Ther 2008, Hear Res 2011)
• Developed the first clinical gene panel for deafness (PNAS 2010)
• Designed the first clinical phenotype filter for deafness (Genet Med 2008, AJMG 2009)
• Productive 5 year international postdoc (University of Iowa, United States, 2006-2011)
• Contributed to grants totalling > $10 million (~ $1.74M as CIA) - Epilepsy Foundation Grant, CIA (2020-2024)
• NHMRC CRE Grant APP1116976, CIC (2017-2021)
• NHMRC Project Grant APP1129054, CIB (2017-2020)
• NHMRC Project Grant APP1127144 CIB (2017-2019)
• NHMRC Project Grant APP1079058, CIA (2015-2017)
• NHMRC Project Grant APP1067081, CIB (2014-2016)
• NHMRC Project Grant APP1050161, CIC (2013-2015)
• ARC Discovery Project 120100285, CIC (2012-2014)
• March of Dimes Grant, CI (2015-2017)
• NHMRC RD Wright CDF Fellowship APP1063799, CIA (2014-2018)
• NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship APP546493, CIA (2009-2013)
• MNI Grant, CIA, (2014)
• MNI Fellowship, CIA (2014)
• APA (2002-2005)
• Dean's Honours List (2002)
• Lecturer in Neurosciences PhD Program University of Melbourne (2012-2020)
• PhD/Honours/UROP Student (x15) co-supervisor/examiner (2006-2020)
• Postdoc (x3) co-mentor (2012-2020)
• Lab head (> 7 year) managing 7 staff (4xRA/3xTA; 2012-2020)

Projects

Displaying the 15 most recent projects by Michael Hildebrand.

15

Projects

Project Types


13

Research Grant


1

Internal Research Grant


1

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 112 most recent scholarly works by Michael Hildebrand.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

NHMRCF - NHMRC Fellowship


2009

CJMARTIN - C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia)


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Principal Research Fellow

Medicine - Austin Health

Trainee

American Epilepsy Society

Trainee

American Society of Human Genetics

Ordinary Membership

Australian Society for Medical Research

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (Hons)

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

University of Melbourne