2021 Dunlop Grant Winners Announced

At the May meeting of the Dunlop Board were pleased to present the recipients of the 2021 Dunlop Grants with their Foundation certificates. The winners this year are:

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

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

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

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 2021 Weary 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