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Dr

Michelle Rank

Snr Lecturer Topographic Anatomy
Anatomy And Neuroscience
spinal cord injury
Patch clamp electrophysiology
synaptic plasticity
stroke
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
neurosciences & neurology
neurosciences
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Dr

Michelle Rank

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Improvement of motor recovery after adult stroke
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Dr

Michelle Rank

 

Research Interests
My research program investigates the mechanisms of spontaneous and intervention mediated rehabilitation in pre-clinical models of neonatal ischemic stroke/cerebral palsy, adult cortical ischemic stroke, and spinal cord injury (SCI). My translational research program directly address two of the most challenging problems in stroke and neurological disease research: how do we prevent widespread neuronal cell death immediately after a stroke or spinal cord injury and how do we promote functional rewiring in surviving neural networks to yield the greatest possible functional recovery for patients?Techniques: My research makes use of cutting-edge molecular (RNA-Seq, q-PCR), anatomical (immunohistochemical, histological), functional (whole-cell patch clamp electrophysiology) and pharmacological (novel venom peptides) approaches with a strong focus on translational capacity.
Teaching Interests
I have a strong track record of teaching excellence in the areas of human anatomy with specialist expertise in neuroanatomy and musculoskeletal anatomy.

I am committed to pursuing excellence in anatomy teaching through educational leadership and development of novel digital teaching and assessment resources. I am especially passionate about technology driven teaching for large (600+) cohorts of students. My teaching practice uses novel and engaging techniques, including digital anatomy resources such as virtual and augmented reality, and 3D anatomy apps to enhance student learning and increase engagement. I am committed to excellence in anatomy teaching and providing an innovative and technology driven learning experience for all students.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 18 most recent scholarly works by Michelle Rank.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

Faculty Engagement Award

RMIT University

2014

Sensory Neuroscience Prize for Outstanding New Research

Western Sydney University

2014

Deputy Vice Chancellor Award for Best ECR Researcher

University of Newcastle

2014

Award for Excellence in Medical Research by an ECR

NSW Office for Health and Medical Research

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Snr Lecturer Topographic Anatomy

Anatomy And Neuroscience

It Access

Florey Department Of Neuroscience And Mental Health

Member

Anatomical Society of Australia and New Zealand

Member

American Association of Anatomists

Member

Australasian Neuroscience Society

Member

Society for Neuroscience

Education


Neuroscience

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Neuroscience

Brock University