Jessica Sharkey

Jessica Sharkey
 Org Unit Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
 Location Helen Mayo South ,   North Terrace
  • Biography/ Background

    Current PhD Candidate and member of the Translational Neuropathology Laboratory and Brain Injury Research Group within the Adelaide Medical School at the University of Adelaide, South Australia. Affiliated with the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation and the National Health and Medical Research Council.

    Key interests: neurotrauma, neuropathology, neuro-imaging, neurophysiology, brain mapping, clinical neuroscience.

    Twitter: Jess_SharkeyTBI
     

  • Qualifications

    Bachelor of Health Science (Anatomy and Pathology) - 2014, The University of Adelaide 

    Bachelor of Health Science (First Class Honours - Pathology) - 2016, The University of Adelaide 

    PhD in Medicine (Neuroscience) - 2017 - ongoing, The University of Adelaide 

     

  • Research Interests

    My current research focus: IMPROVING CLINICAL TRANSLATION IN TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY: THE USE OF PRE-CLINICAL RESEARCH MODELS

    Investigating the pattern of axonal injury in a pre-clinical model of traumatic brain injury.
    Damage to the axonal white matter tracts within the brain is the leading cause of death and disability in patients suffering TBI. In order to ascertain a greater understanding of the anatomical changes and the effects these have, I am currently developing a more clinically translatable model of TBI, which can then be used to develop targeted treatment strategies and potential pharmacotherapies.

    Key interests: neurotrauma, neuropathology, neuro-imaging, neurophysiology, brain mapping, clinical neuroscience.

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Entry last updated: Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019

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