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Janet Keast

Chair Of Anatomy And Neuroscience
Anatomy And Neuroscience
autonomic nervous system
neural regulation of urogenital system
microscopy of neural circuits
neuromodulation
biology of nociception
visceral pain
nerve growth and regeneration
steroids and the nervous system
neuro-urology
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Prof

Janet Keast

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Visceral nervous system
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Prof

Janet Keast

 

Janet is recognised internationally in the area of autonomic neuroscience, especially the neural regulation of urogenital organs and the impact of injury on these nerves. Her interest in the neurobiology of pain has focused on pelvic visceral pain and spinal cord injury pain, especially in the context of plasticity of sensory and spinal neurons, as well as the actions of sex steroids and neurotrophic factors.

Janet currently leads a team supported by the NIH SPARC (Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions) Program, to map the neural circuitry of the lower urinary tract in order to develop new neuromodulatory therapies A brief history: Janet graduated with a BSc (Hons) in reproductive endocrinology from the University of Adelaide (Supervisor: Prof Bob Seamark) and a PhD from Flinders University, where she studied the enteric nervous system under the mentorship of Professors John Furness and Marcello Costa. She was awarded an NHMRC CJ Martin Fellowship to undergo postdoctoral training at the University of Pittsburgh with Prof William (“Chet”) de Groat, focused on pelvic autonomic ganglia that innervate the urogenital organs. Upon returning to Australia to work with Prof Prof Elspeth McLachlan, she was recruited to an academic position at the University of Queensland, where she held a continuing Lectureship then Senior Lectureship position for 10 years. She was then awarded an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship, held at the University of New South Wales and then the University of Sydney, where she was appointed Director of Basic Research at the Pain Management Research Institute, Royal North Shore Hospital. In February 2012 Janet was appointed to the Chair of Anatomy and Neuroscience at the University of Melbourne and held the position of Head of Department from 2013-2017. In 2018, Janet received the Nina Kondelos Award from the Australasian Neuroscience Society, awarded annually to a female neuroscientist for outstanding contribution to basic or clinical neuroscience research.

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2018

2018 Nina Kondelos Award; an annual award to a female neuroscientist for outstanding contribution to basic or clinical neuroscience research

Australasian Neuroscience Society

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Positions


Chair Of Anatomy And Neuroscience

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Flinders University of South Australia

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Adelaide University

Bachelor of Science

Adelaide University

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