Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences

Our Research

Our Research themes and multidisciplinary approach

Members of the Centre for Discovery Brain Sciences (CDBS) carry out research at molecular, cellular, systems and behavioural levels to understand fundamental mechanisms and pathways relevant to brain and body function in health and disease.

Genes and Development

The Research Theme is investigating developmental mechanisms at molecular, genetic and cellular level.

Synapses, Circuits and Behaviour

The Research Theme is studying the cellular and circuit mechanisms underpinning nervous system functions.

Injury and Repair

The Research Theme is exploring the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underpin cell and tissue differentiation, resilience to injury, and repair processes.

Signalling, Homeostasis and Energy Balance

The Research Theme is investigating the function and regulation of organs and tissue.

Ageing and Degeneration

This Research Theme is trying to understand the cause of decline in the function of neuronal networks during ageing.