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Simon Murray

Associate Professor - Topographic Anatomy
demyelinating diseases
Nerve Growth Factor (NGF); Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF)
Oligodendrocyte development and myelination
cell signalling
Schwann cell development and myelination
Neurotrophin mimetics and drugs
transcription factor activation
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
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A/Prof

Simon Murray

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

Simon Murray

 

Simon Murray is a Senior Lecturer and Laboratory Head in the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience.
He graduated as a Physiotherapist in 1992, worked for several years before returning to study and graduating with his PhD in 2000. He spent 3 years as a post-doctoral fellow at the New York University School of Medicine (Skirball Institute), before returning to Australia to work at the Florey Neuroscience Institutes in the Multiple Sclerosis Research Division.

He moved his laboratory to the Centre for Neuroscience in 2005, and joined the Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience in 2010. His research primarily focuses on myelin biology, in particular understanding the nature of the signals between neurons and glia that regulate normal myelination during development and myelin repair after nervous system injury. He has a particular interest in a family of growth factors known as the neurotrophins, and how neurotrophin-based strategies could be developed to promote myelin repair in the context of demyelinating disease such as multiple sclerosis.

Projects

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15

Projects

Project Types


13

Research Grant


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

1989

Sir Grafton Elliot Smith Award

Australian Neuroscience Society

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Credentials

Positions


Associate Professor - Topographic Anatomy

Anatomy And Neuroscience

Regular

Australian Neuroscience Society

Regular

Society for Neuroscience

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Monash University

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Science, Degree with Honours

University of Melbourne