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Dr Janet Coller

Telephone +61 8 8313 3906
Position Senior Lecturer
Fax +61 8 8224 0685
Building Medical School North
Floor/Room 5 15
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Medical Sciences

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BSc (Hons), PhD (Med), GCert. Ed (Higher Education)

Awards & Achievements

1998 Adelaide Pharmacology Group Travel Grant

1998 University of Adelaide Alumni Association Mutual Community Postgraduate Travel Grant

1998 Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) International
Congress Travel Award

2002 ASCEPT New Investigator Awardee

2004 Australasian Pharmaceutical Science Association (ASPA) New Investigator Awardee

2000-2004 NHMRC of Australia CJ Martin Postdoctoral Training Fellow

2007 ASCEPT Mid Career Best Paper Awardee

2007-2008 Australian Institute of Policy Science, South Australian Young Tall Poppy Science Awardee

2008 Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide, FTT Fricker Research Fellow


Teaching Interests

My primary teaching goal is to be able to attain clarity of understanding for all students regardless of their capabilities or background. I strive to support student diversity of learning styles (particular through the use of elearning tools), to inspire and engage students at all levels of teaching from undergraduate through to postgraduate level, to encourage independence and development of skills to produce graduates of the highest level prepared for the workforce.

Research Interests

My research focus is in pharmacology and more specifically, clinical pharmacogenomics: the impact that genetics has on drug response and adverse drug reactions. Given the lack of clinical translation of classical pharmacogenetics in achieving personalised medicine goals that were expected following the advances in genetics (eg. the human genome project), my research through this unique complimentary approach seeks to advance our scientific knowledge of various diseases and their treatments and bring the possibility of personalised medicine closer to a reality. Consequently, the health conditions in which I now actively research currently includes: drug metabolism and response (cancer, addiction, solid-organ transplantation outcomes), neurogastroenterology and molecular toxicity (via a chemotherapy-induced model of mucositis), drug abuse and addiction (alcohol, opioid and behavioural), pain (chronic pain in spinal cord injury and fibromyalgia), gulf-war illness and epilepsy.

Key words: Clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacogenomics, drug metabolism, drug transport, drug receptors, drug signalling pathways, immune genetics



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Professional Associations

1995 - present Member of ASCEPT (Pharmacogenomics Special Interest Group, Education Forum)

1998 - present Member of ISSX

2004 - present Member of APSA

2012 - present Member of PNIRS

2012 - present Member of ANS

Community Engagement

2007-2008 SA Young Tall Poppy

Entry last updated: Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017

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