Dr Natalie Aboustate

Dr Natalie Aboustate
 Position Study Coordinator
 Org Unit Adelaide Medical School
 Email natalie.aboustate@adelaide.edu.au
 Telephone +61 8 8313 2132
 Location Floor/Room 2 ,  Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Biography/ Background

    I am passionate about clinical science and working on collaborative projects that emphasise the importance of benchtop to bedside research applications. My current research interests include improving patient outcomes through a better understanding of the biological determinants of mental health.

    Research Gate:

    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Natalie_Aboustate

    Google Scholar:

    https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=Ov3HnTwAAAAJ&hl=en

  • Qualifications

    University of Adelaide

    PhD in Medicine (2018),   “The Regulation of Preterm Innate Immunity”

    First Class Honours (2012),   Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Lyell McEwin Hospital)

    BSc (2011),  Majoring in Microbiology & Immunology, Entomology, 

  • Awards & Achievements

    2016        Y.W. (Charlie) Loke Award for Early Career Researchers     Award

     IFPA conference award

    2013- 2016    Australian Post-Graduate Award    Scholarship

    PhD Scholarship

    2016        School of Medicine, University of Adelaide Research Travel Award

    Travel grant ($3000 for international travel) to attend 2016 IFPA annual meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA.

    2015      Robinson Research Institute                      Travel Grant

    Travel grant to attend IFPA annual meeting in 2015

    2014       Robinson Institute & Endocrine Society of Australia          Travel Grant

    Two independent travel grants to attend the Endocrine Society of Australia/ Society of Reproductive Biology Annual General Meeting in 2014

    2014               Robinson Research Institute    Travel Grant

    Travel grant to attend PSANZ Fetal Neonatal Workshop in 2014

    2013      European Molecular Biology Laboratory       Funded course participation

    Acceptance into the prestigious EMBL PhD course awarded to the top 60 applicants

    2013        Robinson Institute                                           Travel Grant

    Travel grant to attend EMBL PhD course

    2012        The Endocrine Society of Australia                                     Travel Grant

     Travel grant to attend the ESA 2012 Annual Scientific Meeting

    2012      The University of Adelaide           Honours Scholarship

     School of Paediatrics and Reproductive Health

    2012      The University of Adelaide                        Summer Research Scholarship

    6 week research placement at the Robinson Institute, Lyell McEwin Hospital supervised by Dr Nicolette Hodyl and A/ Prof Vicki Clifton.

  • Research Interests

    • Clinical Psychiatry
    • Perinatal mental health
    • Iron metabolism in pregnancy
    • Cardiology, Dementia, Atrial Fibrillation
    • The Role of Placenta in Neonatal Immune Dysfunction
    • Regulation of the Preterm Innate Immune System

     

  • Publications

    Publications

    Knight MJ, Fourrier C, Mills NT, Sampson ES, Aboustate N, Lyrtzis E & Baune, BT (2018). Cognitive deficits in the THINC-integrated tool (THINC-it) are associated with psychosocial dysfunction in patients with Major Depressive Disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry [accepted].

    Knight MJ & Aboustate N (joint first authors), & Baune, BT (2018). Cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder: Cause and effect. Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, Oct;5:1-8 .

    Hodyl NA, Aboustate N, Bianco-Miotto T, Roberts CT, Clifton VL, Stark MJ (2017). Child neurodevelopmental outcomes following preterm and term birth: What can the placenta tell us? J Placenta, Sep;57:79-86.

    Presentations

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2016). MicroRNAs regulating Toll-like Receptor inflammatory pathways in preterm and term placenta and cord blood. 2016 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, September 2016

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2016). MicroRNAs regulating Toll-like Receptor inflammatory pathways in preterm and term placenta and cord blood. IFPA Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, September 2016

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2016). Maternal cigarette smoking in pregnancy alters expression of microRNAs (miRs) that regulate inflammatory processes in cord blood. Inflammation in Reproduction, Pregnancy and Development, Cairns, August 2016

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2016). Maternal cigarette smoking in pregnancy alters expression of microRNAs (miRs) that regulate inflammation in the placenta and cord blood. DoHAD ANZ Annual Conference, Adelaide, June 2016

     

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2015). Differential expression of microRNAs that regulate TLR pathways in cord blood and placentae from preterm deliveries. 2015 Florey International Postgraduate Research Conference, Adelaide, September 2015

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2015). Differential exprssion of microRNAs that regulate TLR pathways in the placenta and cord blood. IFPA, Brisbane, September 2015.

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2014). Cord Blood microRNAs that regulate TLR Pathways are differentially expressed depending on gestational age. ESA-SRB, Melbourne, August 2014.

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Pitcher JB, Stark MJ & Hodyl NA (2014). Expression of MicroRNAs that regulate inflammation in cord blood from Preterm Neonates. Fetal and Neonatal Workshop, Yanchep, April 2014.

    Aboustate N, Clifton VL, Pitcher, JB & Hodyl NA (2013). Prenatal Betamethasone therapy increases stimulated cord blood pro-inflammatory cytokine responses in preterm neonates. Northern Adelaide Health Network Research Day, Adelaide, November 2013.

    Hodyl NA, Aboustate N, Clifton VL & Stark MJ (2013). Cord blood from preterm infants demonstrates an exaggerated pro-inflammatory response following pathogen exposure. Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Congress, Singapore, November 2013.

    Aboustate N, Stark MJ, Clifton VL, Pitcher, JB & Hodyl NA (2013). Innate immune regulation in the preterm neonate. Fetal and Neonatal Workshop, Barossa Valley, April 2013.

    Aboustate N, Hodyl NA, Clifton VL, Stark MJ (2013). Preterm neonatal immunity: Pro-inflammatory cytokine overdrive. Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, April 2013.

    Aboustate N, Stark MJ, Clifton VL& Hodyl NA (2012). Preterm neonates display a relative decrease in innate anti-inflammatory capacity following TLR stimulation. Australia Health and Medical Research Congress, Adelaide, November 2012

    Aboustate N, Stark MJ, Clifton VL& Hodyl NA (2012). Toll-like Receptor activation in preterm neonates: the effect of gestational age. The Endocrine Society of Australia, Gold Coast, August 2012 .

    Hodyl NA, Aboustate N, Clifton VL & Stark MJ (2012). Placental mitochondrial uncoupling protein 2 and perinatal inflammation: exposing the preterm infant to increased reactive oxygen species? Fetal and Neonatal Physiological Society meeting, Utrecht, Netherlands, July 2012.

  • Professional Associations

    • Publicity Officer, Biological Society of South Australia 
    • Communications Officer, Biological Society of South Australia 
    • Member, International Federation of Placental Associations
    • Member, Australasian Society for Immunology
    • Member, Endocrine Society of Australia
    • Member, Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
    • Member, Healthy Development Adelaide
    • Member, Health Sciences Postgraduate Association

     

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