2021 Dunlop Grant Awards Announced

At its May meeting the Foundation Board was pleased to present this year’s Weary Dunlop grants in what was a very competitive field of applications. The 2021 grant recipients are:

Associate Professor Michael Hildebrand, University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health  Cerebrospinal Fluid Liquid Biopsy for Detecting Somatic Mosaicism in Brain

Dr Jennifer Huynh, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute, School of Cancer Medicine, Austin Health  Targeting a Novel Cytokine to Effectively Treat Bowel Cancer [Florence Craigie Bequest Award]

Associate Professor Sof Andrikopoulos, University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health  Identification and Characterisation of Nav2 – a Novel Gene of Islet β-Cell Dysfunction in Type 2 Diabetes [John Boxer Bequest Award]

Dr Benjamin Parker, University of Melbourne, Department of Physiology, Parkville                        Characterising Novel Diabetes Therapeutic Targets Using Proteome-Wide Systems Genetics.

Associate Professor Piero Perucca, University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health  Exposure to Antiepileptic Drugs in Utero and Poor Fetal Growth

Associate Professor Rachel Davey, University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health  Understanding How Cross-Sex Hormone Therapy Affects Bone.

Dr Timothy Rolfe, Division of Mental Health Austin Health                                                                                       A Randomised, Sham Controlled Clinical Trial Using Home-Administered Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

IMG_3557#12021 Dunlop Grant Awards

L to R Standing: Prof Jeffrey Zajac (Chair Assessment Panel), Dr Timothy Rolfe, Assoc Prof Michael Hildebrand, Dr Benjamin Parker, Mike O’Meara (Foundation Chair)

Seated: Dr Jennifer Huynh, Assoc Prof Piero Perucca, Assoc Prof Rachel Davey