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Biography

Alan Brichta is a neurobiologist with research interests in the anatomy and physiology of peripheral and central vestibular system. In particular, his studies have focused on vestibular hair cells and their associated primary afferents and has recently developed an isolated preparation of the mouse inner ear to study these unusual cellular components. This approach allows stable, high-resolution, intracellular recordings whilst the tissue undergoes near 'natural' (mechanical), rather than artificial (electrical) stimulation. Results from these studies are helping us understand the cellular mechanisms underlying normal and abnormal function associated with the peripheral vestibular apparatus. In addition, Dr. Brichta is studying vestibular nucleus neurons in the brainstem that are the major recipients of transmitted vestibular organ output. These regions are thought to be highly modifiable and may prove to be ideal targets for rational therapeutic strategies aimed at treating balance disorders. Dr. Brichta was awarded a prestigious five year Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Senior/Principal Research Fellowship.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Ohio University - USA
  • Bachelor of Science (Anatomy), University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

  • Electrophysiology
  • Spinal Cord
  • Vestibular system

Research expertise

Vestibular electrophysiological and anatomical techniques, including whole-cell patch-clamp recordings together with intracellular labelling and immunohistochemistry. Experience with in vivo and in vitro preparations.

Awarded major nationally competitive grants: Continually funded NHMRC Project Grants; Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Senior / Principal Research Fellowship 2008 - 2013;

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110906Sensory Systems50
110903Central Nervous System30
110905Peripheral Nervous System20

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member - ARO International Committee

NHMRC Committee

  • Member - Neuroscience Grant Review Panel
  • Member - Assigners Academy

Invitations

A Question of Balance: The best-laid schemes o' mice an' men
The Royal Society of Medicine, London, United Kingdom (Plenary)
2012
Developments in isolated inner ear preparations
Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Foundation, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Transduction in vestibular sense organs
The Australian Health and Medical Research Congress, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2002
Vestibular Influences on Movement
International B¿r¿ny Society, United States (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2001
The unusual calyx terminals of the inner ear
Barany Society Meeting, Iceland (Invited Presenter)
2010

Collaboration

In addition to his own studies on the vestibular system, Dr. Brichta has had a long-term collaboration with his good friend and colleague, Dr. Bob Callister. Together they have had over thirty years of collaborative efforts on sensory and motors systems.

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Former member of Academic Senate and Faculty Board during a period of major change in teaching and learning at the University. Attracted significant equipment funding to the EM /X-Ray Unit by successfully applying for ARC-LEIF grant. Submission of Anatomy discipline Roadmap for Medical School Accreditation Committee. Contributed to the development of the new Bachelor of Podiatry Program. Provided Biomedical Science input with regard to course provisions and assessment of background course pre-requisites. Member of Faculty Library Committee during a difficult fiscal period that resulted in significant cuts in printed journal subscriptions. Member of NHMRC Grant Review Panel. External Ph.D. Examiner of Ph.D candidates.

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Neuroscience

Teaching expertise

Teaching expertise in anatomy, neuroanatomy, and neurosicence. Major

reorganisation of core anatomy courses in 2005 to B. Medicine, B.

Biomed Sci, B. Health Sciences, including Medical Radiation Science,

Physiotherapy, Oral Health, and B. Speech Pathology. Developed three

new specialist subjects: Oral Health, Speech Pathology, and Neural

Visceral Anatomy. Re-designed second semester Neuroanatomy block

for Medicine. Course co-ordinator for first semester MEDI 2012 Medical

Sciences. Attended U Queensland The teaching of anatomical

sciences into health professions Seminar. Hosted the Universitys first

US Fulbright Scholarr. Instigated the first use of video-lecturing with

Camtasia software.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Lim R, McPherson AE, Donne SW, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Potassium accumulation between type I hair cells and calyx terminals in mouse crista', Experimental Brain Research, 210 607-621 (2011) [C1]

This is the first paper to identify a novel form of synaptic communication between hair cells and their associated unique calyx (cup-like) nerve terminals. In addition to the normal fast excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate, we confirmed that potassium is also used as an unusual means of cellular communication between hair cell and terminal. This work was cited in the prestigious Annual Review of Neuroscience 2012.

2005Lee HY, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Vestibular primary afferent activity in an in vitro preparation of the mouse inner ear', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 145 73-87 (2005) [C1]
2004Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'In vivo responses of mouse superficial dorsal horn neurones to both current injection and peripheral cutaneous stimulation', Journal of Physiology, 561.3 749-763 (2004) [C1]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (7 outputs)

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2014Lim R, Wellings TP, Brichta AM, 'Central Vestibular Signal Processing', Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg Germany (2014)
2014Wellings TP, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Vestibular Adaptation and Compensation', Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg Germany (2014)
2012Lim R, Brichta AM, 'Vestibular system', The Mouse Nervous System, Academic Press, San Diego 661-678 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: REBECCA LIM

2001Stuart DG, Pierce PA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, McDonagh JC, 'Sir Charles Sherrington: Humanist, Mentor, and Movement Neuroscientist', Classics in Movement Science, Human Kinetics, U.S.A. 317-374 (2001) [B2]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2000Goldberg J, Brichta AM, Wackym P, 'Efferent Vestibular System: Anatomy, Physiology, and Neurochemistry', Neurochemistry of the Vestibular System, CRC Press, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 411 (2000) [B1]
1999McDonagh J, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Stuart D, 'A commentary on the properties of spinal interneurons vs. motoneurons in vertebrates and their firing-rate behaviour during movement', Motor Control: Today and Tomorrow, Academic Publishing House "Prof.Marin Drinov", Sofia, Bulgaria 3-29 (1999) [B1]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

1985Brichta AM, Grant G, 'Cytoarchitectural organisation of the spinal cord', The Rat Nervous System, Volume 2, Academic Press, Sydney 293-302 (1985)
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Journal article (53 outputs)

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2014Tadros MA, Farrell KE, Schofield PR, Brichta AM, Graham BA, Fuglevand AJ, Callister RJ, 'Intrinsic and synaptic homeostatic plasticity in motoneurons from mice with glycine receptor mutations.', J Neurophysiol, 111 1487-1498 (2014)
2014Lim R, Drury HR, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Camp AJ, 'Preliminary Characterization of Voltage-Activated Whole-Cell Currents in Developing Human Vestibular Hair Cells and Calyx Afferent Terminals', Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, (2014)
2014Lim R, Drury HR, Camp AJ, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Anatomical and physiological characterisation of human vestibular hair cells.', J Vestib Res, 24 186-187 (2014)
2014Wellings TP, Graham BA, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Calcium binding proteins subdivide medial vestibular nucleus neurons', J Vestib Res, 24 191-192 (2014)
2014Poppi LA, Tabatabaee H, Callister RJ, Lim R, Brichta AM, ', AM Brichta (2014) Peripheral efferent vestibular system and fast cholinergic activity. J Vestib Res 24:190 (doi:', J Vestib Res, 24 190-191 (2014)
2014Khan SI, Hübner PP, Smith DW, Brichta AM, Migliaccio AA, 'Ageing reduces vestibulo-ocular reflex adaptation in mice J Vestib Res', J Vestib Res, 24 128-129 (2014)
2013Hübner PP, Lim R, Brichta AM, Migliaccio AA, 'Glycine Receptor Deficiency and Its Effect on the Horizontal Vestibulo-ocular Reflex: a Study on the SPD1J Mouse', Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 14 249-259 (2013) [C1]
2013Tung VWK, Di Marco S, Lim R, Brichta AM, Camp AJ, 'An Isolated Semi-intact Preparation of the Mouse Vestibular Sensory Epithelium for Electrophysiology and High-resolution Two-photon Microscopy', Journal of Visualized Experiments, (2013) [C1]

DOI: 10.3791/50471

Co-authors: REBECCA LIM

2013Brichta AM, 'Dizzying Inspiration', International Innovation, 52-55 (2013)
2012Tadros MA, Harris B, Anderson WB, Brichta AM, Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Are all spinal segments equal: Intrinsic membrane properties of superficial dorsal horn neurons in the developing and mature mouse spinal cord', Journal of Physiology, 590 2409-2425 (2012) [C1]
2012De Oliveira R, Gravina FS, Lim R, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, Van Helden DF, 'Heterogeneous responses to antioxidants in noradrenergic neurons of the Locus coeruleus indicate differing susceptibility to free radical content', Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2012 820285 (2012) [C1]
2011De Oliveira R, Gravina FS, Lim R, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, Van Helden DF, 'Developmental changes in pacemaker currents in mouse locus coeruleus neurons', Brain Research, 1425 27-36 (2011) [C1]
2011Lim R, McPherson AE, Donne SW, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Potassium accumulation between type I hair cells and calyx terminals in mouse crista', Experimental Brain Research, 210 607-621 (2011) [C1]

This is the first paper to identify a novel form of synaptic communication between hair cells and their associated unique calyx (cup-like) nerve terminals. In addition to the normal fast excitatory neurotransmitter, glutamate, we confirmed that potassium is also used as an unusual means of cellular communication between hair cell and terminal. This work was cited in the prestigious Annual Review of Neuroscience 2012.

2011Flynn JR, Brichta AM, Galea MP, Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'A horizontal slice preparation for examining the functional connectivity of dorsal column fibres in mouse spinal cord', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 200 113-120 (2011) [C1]
2010De Oliveira R, Graham BA, Howlett MC, Gravina FS, Oliveira MW, Imtiaz MS, et al., 'Ketamine anesthesia helps preserve neuronal viability', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 189 230-232 (2010) [C1]
2010Camp AJ, Lim R, Anderson WB, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Attenuated glycine receptor function reduces excitability of mouse medial vestibular nucleus neurons', Neuroscience, 170 348-360 (2010) [C1]
2010Jobling P, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Cervix stimulation evokes predominantly subthreshold synaptic responses in mouse thoracolumbar and lumbosacral superficial dorsal horn neurons', Journal of Sexual Medicine, 7 2068-2076 (2010) [C1]
2010De Oliveira R, Howlett MC, Gravina FS, Imtiaz MS, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Van Helden DF, 'Pacemaker currents in mouse locus coeruleus neurons', Neuroscience, 170 166-177 (2010) [C1]
2010Lim R, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'An increase in glycinergic quantal amplitude and frequency during early vestibular compensation in mouse', Journal of Neurophysiology, 103 16-24 (2010) [C1]
2010Lim R, Camp AJ, Walsh MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'In vitro whole-cell conductances recorded from developing human cristae.', J Vestib Res, 285-286 (2010)
2010Lim R, Stitt IM, Camp AJ, Walsh MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Inhibitory synaptic transmission in the lateral vestibular nucleus.', J. Vestib. Res, 286-287 (2010)
2009Tadros MA, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Evidence for a critical period in the development of excitability and potassium currents in mouse lumbar superficial dorsal horn neurons', Journal of Neurophysiology, 101 1800-1812 (2009) [C1]
2009Anderson WB, Graham BA, Beveridge NJ, Tooney PA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Different forms of glycine- and GABA(A)-receptor mediated inhibitory synaptic transmission in mouse superficial and deep dorsal horn neurons', Molecular Pain, 5 1-16 (2009) [C1]
2008Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Recording temperature affects the excitability of mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons, in vitro', Journal of Neurophysiology, 99 2048-2059 (2008) [C1]
2007Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Pinch-current injection defines two discharge profiles in mouse superficial dorsal horn neurones, in vitro', Journal of Physiology, 578 787-798 (2007) [C1]
2007Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Moving from an averaged to specific view of spinal cord pain processing circuits', Journal of Neurophysiology, 98 1057-1063 (2007) [C1]
2007Graham BA, Brichta AM, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, 'Altered potassium channel function in the superficial dorsal horn of the spastic mouse', Journal of Physiology, 584 121-136 (2007) [C1]
2006Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Inhibitory synaptic transmission differs in mouse type A and B medial vestibular nucleus neurons in vitro', Journal of Neurophysiology, 95 3208-3218 (2006) [C1]
2006Holt JC, Xue J-T, Brichta AM, Goldberg JM, 'Transmission between type II hair cells and bouton afferents in the turtle posterior crista', Journal of Neurophysiology, 95 428-452 (2006) [C1]
2005Lee HY, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Vestibular primary afferent activity in an in vitro preparation of the mouse inner ear', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 145 73-87 (2005) [C1]
2004Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'In vivo responses of mouse superficial dorsal horn neurones to both current injection and peripheral cutaneous stimulation', Journal of Physiology, 561.3 749-763 (2004) [C1]
2004Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'An in vivo mouse spinal cord preparation for patch-clamp analysis of nociceptive processing', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 136 221-228 (2004) [C1]
2002Brichta AM, Aubert A, Eatock RA, Goldberg JM, 'Regional analysis of whole-cell currents from hair cells of the turtle posterior crista', Journal of Neurophysiology, 88 3259-3278 (2002) [C1]
2002Brichta AM, Camp AJ, Lee H, Callister RJ, 'Intra-axonal recordings from canal afferents in the mouse in-vitro labyrinth', Journal of Vestibular Research, 11 177-178 (2002) [C3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2002Camp AJ, Lee H, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Afferent responses to mechanical stimulation and drug application in mouse in-vitro labyrinth', Journal of Vestibular Research, 11 175 (2002) [C3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2002Goldberg JM, Brichta AM, 'Functional Analysis of Whole Cell Currents From Hair Cells of the Turtle Posterior Crista', Journal of Neurophysiology, 88 3279-3292 (2002)
2001Lee H-Y, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Morphophysiology of Vestibular Afferents Recorded from an In Vitro Preparation of the Mouse Inner Ear', Abstracts of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 0 124 (2001) [C3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2001Lee H-Y, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Physiology of Labelled Vestibular Afferents Recorded from an In Vitro Preparation of the Mouse Inner Ear', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 12 217 (2001) [C3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2000Won Y-S, Brichta AM, Baroody F, Boonlayangoor S, Naclerio R, 'Bactrim reduces the inflammatory response in a murine model of acute rhinosinusitis', Rhinology, 38 68-71 (2000) [C1]
2000Brichta AM, Goldberg J, 'Responses to Efferent Activation and Excitatory Response-Intensity Relations of Turtle Posterior-Crista Afferents', Journal of Neurophysiology, 83 No. 3 1224-1242 (2000) [C1]
2000Brichta AM, Goldberg J, 'Morphological Identification of Physiologically Characterized Afferents Innervating the Turtle Posterior Crista', Journal of Neurophysiology, 83 No. 3 1202-1223 (2000) [C1]
2000Dailey SH, Wackym PA, Brichta AM, Gannon PJ, Popper P, 'Topographic distribution of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the cristae of a turtle', Hearing Research, 141 51-56 (2000)
1999Basile A, Brichta AM, Harris B, Morse D, Coling D, Skolnick P, 'Dizocilpine attenuates streptomycin-induced vestibulotoxicity in rats', Neuroscience Letters, 265 71-74 (1999) [C1]
1999Callister RJ, Peterson E, Brichta AM, 'Neuromuscular strategies underlying ballistic movements', Progress in Brain Research, 123 233-243 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

1998Bomer K, Brichta AM, Baroody F, Boonlayangoor S, Xiantang M, Naclerio RM, 'A Mouse Model of Acute Bacterial Rhinosinusitis', Archives of Otolaryngology¿Head & Neck Surgery, 124 1227-1232 (1998)
1998Goldberg JM, Brichta AM, 'Evolutionary trends in the organization of the vertebrate crista ampullaris', Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 165-171 (1998)
1998Brichta AM, Goldberg JM, 'The papilla neglecta of turtles: a detector of head rotations with unique sensory coding properties.', The Journal of Neuroscience, 18 4314-4324 (1998)
1996BRICHTA AM, GOLDBERG JM, 'Afferent and Efferent Responses from Morphological Fiber Classes in the Turtle Posterior Crista', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 781 183-195 (1996)
1994Brichta AM, Peterson EH, 'Functional architecture of vestibular primary afferents from the posterior semicircular canal of a turtle,Pseudemys (Trachemys) scripta elegans', The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 344 481-507 (1994)
1992BRICHTA AM, PETERSON EH, 'Vestibular Afferents Innervating the Posterior Ampullae in a Turtle, Pseudemys scripta', Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 656 914-916 (1992)
1988Brichta AM, Acuna DL, Peterson EH, 'Planar Relations of Semicircular Canals in Awake, Resting Turtles, Pseudemys scripta', Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 32 236-245 (1988)
1987Brichta AM, Callister RJ, Peterson EH, 'Quantitative analysis of cervical musculature in rats: Histochemical composition and motor pool organization', J. Comp. Neurol, 255 351-368 (1987) [C1]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

1987CALLISTER RJ, BRICHTA AM, PETERSON EH, 'QUANTITATIVE-ANALYSIS OF CERVICAL MUSCULATURE IN RATS - HISTOCHEMICAL COMPOSITION AND MOTOR POOL ORGANIZATION .2. DEEP DORSAL MUSCLES', JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, 255 369-385 (1987)
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Conference (47 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Lim R, Drury HR, Camp AJ, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Anatomical and physiological characterisation of human vestibular hair cells', Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation: an international journal of experimental and clinical vestibular science, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014)
2013Wellings TP, Callister RJ, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Sensing balance: the role of central vestibular nuclei', University of Western Sydney Medical School, University of Western Sydney (2013) [E3]
2013Poppi LA, Tabatabaee H, Callister RJ, Lim R, Brichta AM, 'From the ear to the brain, and back again ¿ the Efferent Vestibular System', 4th UWS Sensory Neuroscience Symposium, Sydney (2013) [E3]
2013Poppi LA, Tabatabaee H, Callister RJ, Lim R, Brichta AM, 'Efferent Vestibular System ¿ the mysterious part of the periphery', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Wellings TP, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Revealing the functional organisation of central vestibular nuclei', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: REBECCA LIM

2013Drawitsch F, Rancz EA, Brichta AM, Canals SG, Margrie TW, 'Widespread representation of vestibular activity in the rodent brain.', Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, California, USA (2013) [E3]
2013Tadros MA, Fuglevand AJ, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Electrophysiological properties of cranial and spinal motor neurons in mice', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2013Bigland M, Parkinson G, Brichta AM, Smith DW, 'Evidence for mitochondrial DNA deletions in vestibular hair cells of the aged rat', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: DOUGLAS SMITH

2013Huebner PP, Lim R, Brichta AM, Migliaccio AA, 'Glycine Receptor Deficiency and Its Effect on the Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex: A Study on the SPD1J Mouse', 36th Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: REBECCA LIM

2012Lim R, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'The other part of the ear - a 'balanced' view', Sydney 2012 Joint AuPS/PSNZ/ASB Meeting. Programme, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Lim R, Camp AJ, Tadros MA, Drury HR, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Whole cell conductances of developing human hair cells', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
2012Tadros MA, Lim R, Graham BA, Hughes DI, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Excitability of human ventral horn neurons during early foetal development', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
2012Lim R, Callister RJ, Holt JC, Migliaccio AA, Brichta AM, 'Efferent modulation of peripheral vestibular organs', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012Lim R, Kindig AE, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'A special relationship between vestibular hair cells and afferent nerve terminals', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Sydney (2012) [E3]
2012Stitt IM, Drury HR, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Anatomical and physiological characterization of mouse lateral vestibular nucleus neurons. 048', Association for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego, California (2012)
2012Rostas JAP, Skelding KA, Fleuchter L, Dickson PW, Spratt NJ, Brichta AM, 'CaMKII is differentially regulated in brain regions that exhibit differing sensitivities to ischemia and excitotoxicity', Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA (2012)
2012Tadros MA, Jack R, Lim R, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Hughes DI, Callister RJ, 'Sensorimotor processing in the spinal cord of the developing human fetus', Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA (2012)
2012Lim R, Stitt IM, Drury HR, Wellings TP, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Electrophysiological characterization of mouse lateral vestibular nucleus neurons', Frontiers in Otolaryngology, Melbourne (2012)
2012Lim R, Camp AJ, Drury HR, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Characterisation of developing human hair cells', Association for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego, California (2012)
2011Graham BA, Sah P, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, Hughes DI, 'Neuroanatomical and neurochemical features of parvalbumin-expressing neurons in the mouse spinal dorsal horn', Posters. Australian Neuroscience Society 31st Annual Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand (2011) [E3]
2011Tynan RJ, Day TA, Brichta AM, Walker FR, 'Not Just Reuptake. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors attenuate LPS induced microglial pro-inflammatory cytokine production', Society of Neuroscience, Washington, D.C. (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: ROHAN WALKER

2011Tadros MA, Lim R, Graham BA, Hughes DI, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Excitability of human ventral horn neurons during early foetal development', Poster Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, Auckland, NZ (2011) [E3]
2011Brichta AM, 'Understanding Signals from ¿Inner Space¿: recreating our sense of balance', Frontiers in Neuroengineering, UNSW, Sydney, Australia (2011)
2010Callister RJ, Walsh MA, Harris BM, Anderson WB, Brichta AM, Graham BA, 'Segmental and developmental differences in the excitability of mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
2010Walsh MA, Farrell KE, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Sodium current properties differ in neonate and adult superficial dorsal horn neurons', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
2010Harris BM, Graham BA, Bolton PS, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Influence of acute neck muscle inflammation on the excitability of superficial dorsal horn neurons', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
2010Lim R, Camp AJ, Walsh M, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'In-vitro whole-cell conductances recorded from developing human cristae', Journal of Vestibular Research, Reykavik, Iceland (2010) [E3]
2010Lim R, Stitt I, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Inhibitory synaptic transmission in the lateral vestibular nucleus', Journal of Vestibular Research, Reykavik, Iceland (2010) [E3]
2010Graham BA, Hughes DI, Lim R, Sah P, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Characterization of calretinin expressing interneurons in the superficial dorsal horn of the mouse spinal cord', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
2009De Oliveira R, Howlett MC, Gravina FS, Imtiaz MS, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Van Helden DF, 'Ion channel modulation by reactive species in mice locus coeruleus neurons', Journal of Physiological Sciences, Kyoto, Japan (2009) [E3]
2009De Oliveira R, Howlett MC, Gravina FS, Imtiaz MS, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Van Helden DF, 'Effect of antioxidants in pacemaking of mice locus coeruleus neurons', ANS 2009 Abstracts: Posters, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
2009Lim R, McPherson AE, Pow DV, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Glutamate transport in the mouse inner ear is mediated by the excitatory amino acid transporter, EAAT5', Abstracts of the Thirty-Second Annual Midwinter Research Meeting Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD (2009) [E3]
2009McPherson AE, Lim R, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Voltage dependent currents in Type I and II hair cells and calyx terminals of primary afferents in an intact in vitro mouse vestibular crista preparation', Abstracts of the Thirty-Second Annual Midwinter Research Meeting Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD (2009) [E3]
2009Brichta AM, Lamont E, Lim R, Callister RJ, 'Vestibular effects of endolymphatic ionic and volume changes in an isolated preparation of a mouse labyrinth', Abstracts of the Thirty-Second Annual Midwinter Research Meeting Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD (2009) [E3]
2009Lim R, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Changes in glycinergic synaptic transmission and neuronal excitability in mouse medial vestibular nucleus neurons during early vestibular compensation', Abstracts of the Thirty-Second Annual Midwinter Research Meeting Association for Research in Otolaryngology, Baltimore, MD (2009) [E3]
2008De Oliveira R, Howlett MC, Gravina FS, Imtiaz MS, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Van Helden DF, 'Influence of mitochondria in the interspike interval pacemaking currents of mice Locus Coeruleus neurons', Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society, Melbourne, VIC (2008) [E3]
2008Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Graham BA, 'Beyond the dorsal horn: The use of animal models to discover new sites for pain therapy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Jobling P, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'In vivo patch clamp recording of synaptic events evoked in superficial dorsal horn neurons after stimulation of the female reproductive tract in the mouse', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
2007Camp AJ, Anderson WB, Callister RJ, Schofield PR, Brichta AM, 'Contribution of inhibitory synaptic transmission to the intrinsic membrane properties of Medial Vestibular Nucleus (MVN) neurons (Poster)', 7th IBRO 2007 World Congress of Neuroscience Program, Melbourne (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2006Anderson WB, Graham BA, Jobling P, Lim R, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Glycine receptor diversity in the dorsal horn of the mouse spinal cord', Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, GA (2006) [E3]
2006Walsh MA, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Postnatal development of electrophysiological properties in mouse supeficial dorsal horn neurones', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Sydney (2006) [E3]
2006Jobling P, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'In vivo patch-clamp recording of subthreshold synaptic events evoked in dorsal horn neurons after stimulation of the female reproductive tract in the mouse', Society for Neuroscience, Atlanta, Georgia (2006) [E3]
2005Camp AJ, Watson PJ, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Medial Vestibular Nucleus Neurons of Wildtype, Spastic, Spasmodic, and Oscillator Mice', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Perth (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: ROBERT CALLISTER

2005Callister RJ, Graham BA, Brichta AM, 'In Vivo Responses of Mouse Spinal Neurones to Electrical and Functionally-Relevant Stimulation', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, Perth (2005) [E3]
2005Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Effect of Temperature on the Discharge Properties of Mouse Superficial Dorsal Horn Neurons', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Perth (2005) [E3]
2004Krajniak SG, Callister RJ, Imtiaz MS, Brichta AM, Van Helden DF, 'Investigation of a brain rhythm', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Australia (2004) [E3]
1999Brichta AM, Goldberg J, 'Ionic Currents of Isolated Hair Cells Selectively Harvested from Different Zones of the Turtle Posterior Crista', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Vol. 10, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania. (1999) [E2]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants51
Total funding$7,659,198

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2014 (3 grants)

Spinal processing of sensory signals from the gut$536,226
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Simon Keely, Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Alan Brichta, Dr David Hughes
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$536,22620142016
GNo:G1300361

Physiological and Behavioural Characterisation of Central Vestibular Function$90,614
Funding Body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Team
Dr Thomas Wellings, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Rebecca Lim
SchemeRole
Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$90,61420142015
GNo:G1301066

XXVIIIth Barany Society Meeting, Buenos Aires Argentina, 25-29 May 2014$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400597

2013 (6 grants)

Development of functional connections in the human peripheral vestibular system$418,281
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Rebecca Lim, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$418,28120132015
GNo:G1200254

Leica TP 1020 Automatic Tissue Processor for histology applications$35,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Two replacement OBIS lasers for Nikon Eclipse 80i Confocal microscope (488 nm and 594 nm)$27,841
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,84120132013
GNo:G1301305

Functional characterisation of schizophrenia-associated neurodevelopmental dysfunction of miR-137$25,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Doctor Frederick Walker, Professor Alan Brichta, Ms Natalie Beveridge
SchemeRole
Near MissInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:G1300801

Functional characterisation of schizophrenia-associated neurodevelopmental dysfunction of miR-137$25,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Doctor Frederick Walker, Professor Alan Brichta, Ms Natalie Beveridge
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25,00020132013
GNo:G1300468

microRNA and translation dynamics of synaptic plasticity$20,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Frederick Walker
SchemeRole
Near Miss GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020132013
GNo:G1300463

2012 (2 grants)

Development of peripheral sensory pathways in humans$469,167
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Dr David Hughes, Doctor Phil Jobling
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$469,16720122014
GNo:G1100102

Association for Research in Otolaryngology 35th Annual Mid Winter Meeting, San Diego, 25 - 29 February 2012$1,815
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,81520122012
GNo:G1200416

2011 (2 grants)

Efferent modulation of the vestibular periphery$339,208
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Rebecca Lim
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$339,20820112013
GNo:G1000315

IMPLEN NanoPhotometer pearl$10,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Professor Alan Brichta, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Emeritus Professor Patricia Michie, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Professor Ulli Schall, Associate Professor Phillip Dickson, Doctor Frederick Walker, Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Chris Dayas, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Doctor Janet Holt, Doctor Severine Roselli, Doctor Kathryn Skelding, Doctor Jude Weidenhofer, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Doctor Charles De Bock, Doctor Julie Merriman-Jones, Doctor Jing Qin Wu, Doctor Bing Liu, Mr Dan Johnstone, Ms Belinda Goldie, Ms Natalie Beveridge
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020112011
GNo:G1100030

2010 (5 grants)

Molecular and cellular characterisation of schizophrenia associated dysfunction in microRNA biogenesis$478,500
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Professor Rodney Scott, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$478,50020102012
GNo:G0190196

Laser microdissection microscopy system for cell and development biology$350,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Laser microdissection microscopy system for cell and development biology$215,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

ABI 7500 Real Time PCR System $34,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

XXVI Barany Society Meeting, Reykjavik, 15 - 21st August 2010 , $2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000134

2009 (5 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Spinal mechanisms underlying neck pain$451,500
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$451,50020092011
GNo:G0188840

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Neurometer CPT/C$28,435
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Brett Graham, Doctor Phil Jobling
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$28,43520092009
GNo:G0189845

Leica VT1200S - Fully automated vibrating blade microtome$16,209
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Professor Jon Hirst, Doctor Brett Graham, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Doctor Phil Jobling, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Doctor Angela McPherson, Doctor Rebecca Lim, Doctor Ramatis De Oliveira, Mr Matthew Walsh
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,20920092009
GNo:G0189842

2008 (3 grants)

Vestibular signalling mechanisms; from periphery to brainstem$1,000,000
Funding Body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Senior/Principal Research FellowshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,000,00020082012
GNo:G0188205

Recovery of the balance system following injury$24,069
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Doctor Phil Jobling, Doctor Rebecca Lim
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$24,06920082008
GNo:G0188471

Leica VT2100S Vibrating Microtome$20,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Doctor Rebecca Lim, Doctor Brett Graham, Dr Marcus Howlett, Doctor Angela McPherson, Doctor Mohammad Imtiaz, Doctor Ramatis De Oliveira, Mr Wayne Anderson, Mr Matthew Walsh
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020082008
GNo:G0188540

2007 (2 grants)

High speed/sensitivity CCD camera$30,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Professor Gordon Burns, Doctor Rick Thorne, Dr Marcus Howlett, Doctor Mohammad Imtiaz, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Brett Graham, Associate Professor Derek Laver, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Doctor John Holdsworth
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020072007
GNo:G0188196

Developing a rodent model to study neck pain$7,678
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Brett Graham
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,67820072007
GNo:G0187879

2006 (4 grants)

Descending control of pain pathways$423,950
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$423,95020062008
GNo:G0185184

The neural basis of vestibular compensation$311,472
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$311,47220062008
GNo:G0185195

Cellular mechanisms underlying activity in the peripheral vestibular organs$269,980
Funding Body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$269,98020062008
GNo:G0185817

Endolymphatic changes in isolated inner ear$6,000
Funding Body: Sydney University Medical Foundation

SchemeRole
Meniere's Diseae FoundationChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020062006
GNo:18101620

2005 (3 grants)

INVESTIGATION OF A BRAIN RHYTHM$220,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$220,00020052007
GNo:G0184333

Novel spinal cord targets for pain management$13,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020052005
GNo:G0184884

Descending control of pain processing pathways in the spinal cord$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Trevor Day
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020052005
GNo:G0184748

2004 (5 grants)

High-Speed Confocal Microscope Live Cell Recording System$274,692
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Professor Alan Brichta, Associate Professor J Keast, Dr J Brock, Dr S Head
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$274,69220042004
GNo:G0183031

High-speed Confocal Microscope Live Cell Recording System$30,000
Funding Body: University of New South Wales

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Associate Professor J Keast, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Dr J Brock, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Dr S Head, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF) Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020042004
GNo:G0183841

How does the balance system process signals?$14,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,50020042004
GNo:G0183499

Investigation a brain rythym$14,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,50020042004
GNo:G0184506

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 23-27 October 2004, USA$2,355
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,35520042004
GNo:G0184863

2003 (2 grants)

Transduction mechanisms in the in vitro mouse vestibular organs.$51,018
Funding Body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Postgraduate Research ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$51,01820032004
GNo:G0182512

Equipment Grant$16,335
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

SchemeRole
RIB GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,33520032003
GNo:18101930

2002 (2 grants)

Electron Microscope/X-Ray Unit Equipment Upgrade$337,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Professor Bill Collins, Professor Erich Kisi, Professor Alan Brichta, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$337,00020022002
GNo:G0181515

Biennial Conference: Barany Society XXII Meeting and Satellite Meeting Seattle, Washington State, USA, 22-29 September 2002$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020022002
GNo:G0182225

2001 (2 grants)

Efferent modulation of hearing and the sense of balance$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020012001
GNo:G0181165

Investigation of the efferent vestibular system in a mammalian in vitro preparation.$4,042
Funding Body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,04220012001
GNo:G0180499

2000 (3 grants)

Cellular mechanisms underlying the sense of balance.$190,020
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$190,02020002002
GNo:G0178493

Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Sense of Balance.$30,291
Funding Body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,29120002000
GNo:G0179041

Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Sense of Balance.$12,000
Funding Body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020002000
GNo:G0178720

1999 (1 grants)

Cellular mechanisms underlying the sense of balance.$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00019991999
GNo:G0179151

1998 (1 grants)

Cellular mechanisms underlying the sense of balance$17,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,00019981998
GNo:G0180943
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.9

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Medical Biochemistry)Co-SupervisorPhenotypic Analysis of miRNA in Brain Function and Dysfunction
20142022PhD (Environ & Occupat Hlth)Co-SupervisorDevelopment of Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss: A Review of Identification and Management
20142018PhD (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorSynaptic Properties of the Peripheral Efferent Vestibular System
20122016PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorPhysiological and Behavioural Characterisation of Central Vestibular Function
20122016PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorAgeing of the Inner Ear Balance System

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2011PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorElectrophysiological Development of Superficial Dorsal Horn Neurons in Mice
2010PhD (Human Physiology)Co-SupervisorPacemaking in Mouse Locus Coeruleus Neurons: Electrophysiological Properties, Role of Mitochondria and Development
2007PhD (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorInhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Mouse Medial Vestibular Nucleus Neurons
2006PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorPain processing mechanisms in the superficial dorsal horn of the mouse spinal cord: in vivo and in vitro
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Professor Alan Brichta

Work Phone(02) 4921 7026
Fax(02) 4921 7812
Email
PositionAssociate Professor
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAnatomy
Office
MS309A,
Medical Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/alan-brichta