Dr Vanessa Brait
BBiomedSc (Hons), PhD

Dr Vanessa Brait obtained her PhD in April 2011 from the Pharmacology Department at Monash University, under the supervision of A/Prof Chris Sobey.

Her PhD investigated mechanisms contributing to neuronal damage following ischemic stroke, with a focus on the role of inflammation and the immune response, and she published 3 first-author papers from her PhD work.

Vanessa conducted her postdoctoral studies in Barcelona, Spain under the mentorship of Dr Anna Planas, and focused on the T cell activation marker CD69 and a novel S1P1 agonist as neuroprotective agents following ischemic stroke.

Since February 2016, she has been at the Florey Institute as part of the dementia research team grant led by A/Prof Amy Brodtmann focusing on determining the mechanisms by which brain ischemia drives neurodegeneration and cognitive decline.

  • Location

    Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health
    30 Royal Parade

Awards and achievements

Awarded 2 poster prizes and was a finalist in 2 poster prizes and 1 oral prize (Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT) conferences)

Presented an oral presentation at 4 international conferences (1 invited) and 5 national conferences (1 invited)

Awarded 4 International Travel Awards & 3 National Travel Awards

Research Papers

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