Opportunities for new researchers

The Thomas Receptor Biology Lab uses a broad spectrum of experimental approaches in our research projects, including, but not limited to, gene cloning and expression, mutagenesis, siRNA knockdown, virus-based gene delivery, live cell imaging using confocal microscopy, radioligand binding assays, cell signalling and reporter assays, FRET/BRET assays, assays for cell hypertrophy, migration and proliferation, preparation and purification of neonatal cardiomyocytes, langendorf heart preparations, transgenic mice, cell specific deletion of floxed genes in vivo, echocardiography, explanted human heart. Hence, projects in our lab suit students from a variety of biomedical backgrounds and interests, especially with an overarching interest in the cardiovascular system.    

Research projects and placements are available for undergraduates, honours students, PhD students, and postdocs. If you are interested in discussing opportunities in the Thomas Receptor biology Lab, then please contact Professor Thomas.

Current projects

Projects in the Thomas Receptor biology Lab are supported by two current NHMC project grants:

  • 2015-2017: NHMRC1085996 CIA Thomas CIB Pfleger CIC Tvorogov New mediators of GPCR-growth factor receptor transactivation
  • 2015-2017: NHMRC1084462 CIA Aguilar CIB Thomas PIPS regulate the type 1 angiotensin receptor