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Dr Rebecca Lim

Senior Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy (Anatomy)

Rebecca Lim

Dr Rebecca Lim is a Senior Lecturer and chief investigator who is primarily interested in balance and the vestibular system.  She also has a strong background in auditory (hearing) research, which involves neighboring regions in the inner ear and brain stem. 

Dr Rebecca Lim 

Rebecca's most recent work has focused on the function of central vestibular neurons in the brainstem that go on to influence spinal motoneuron and postural muscle activity.  In addition, she also leads an NHMRC-funded study that aims to characterise the anatomical and functional development of vestibular hair cells and primary afferent neurons.

Rebecca uses fluorescent immunolabeling paired with cutting-edge microscopy to study the expression of synaptic and neuronal proteins within the inner ear and brain.  Like Professor Alan Brichta, she collaborates closely with vestibular experts worldwide as well as other HMRI-affiliated neuroscientists.  Lim is currently supervising multiple PhD students, and is the course coordinator of Anatomy for the Biomedical Sciences.  Notably, Rebecca is also a faculty member of the Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience (ACAN), a technical training course for early career neuroscience researchers.

How does 'basic science' research – the study of single cells, receptors and neuronal circuits – contribute to the improvement of clinical outcomes for patients with vestibular dysfunction?

Balance is a complex multifaceted sense, comprising sensory hair cells that detect motion, nerve fibres that transmit information to (and from) the brain, and vestibular neurons that process motion signals. Together these components evoke reflexes to maintain visual, postural, and gait stabilisation.

We are still learning how the individual components of the vestibular system interact under normal conditions. This is the first step. Once we know how the normal system works, we go to the next step, and begin to determine the underlying causes of vestibular disorders and develop therapies to minimise the impact of loss of balance function.

Rebecca Lim

Dr Rebecca Lim is primarily interested in balance and the vestibular system. She also has a strong background in auditory (hearing) research, which involves n

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Career Summary

Biography

I am interested in the relationship between structure and function of cells in the vestibular (balance) system. Hair cells located in the vestibular component of the inner ear detect motion, acceleration, and gravity. I use immunofluorescent labeling techniques to show the presence of different proteins in vestibular hair cells and their afferent fibres. Research Expertise
Sensory Neurobiology & the Physiology and anatomy of central vestibular neurons.

Teaching Expertise
My teaching experience spans undergraduate, Honours, and PhD supervision. I currently teach neurosciences and gross anatomy to first year students at UoN. I also supervise students during third year research projects. I am also a Faculty member of ACAN (Australian Course in Advanced Neuroscience).

Administrative Expertise
Member of University Chemical Radiation Technical Committee



Qualifications

  • PhD, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Cellular Physiology
  • Central Vestibular System
  • Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurosciences
  • Peripheral Vestibular System
  • Physiology
  • Sensory Neurobiology
  • Vestibular system

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110903 Central Nervous System 25
110905 Peripheral Nervous System 50
110906 Sensory Systems 25

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/2015 -  Senior Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia
22/11/2014 - 23/11/2014 Casual Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia
18/02/2008 - 31/12/2008 Casual Academic University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/12/2000 - 1/11/2003 Postdoctoral Fellow The Univeristy of Washington, Seattle WA
United States
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Publications

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


Chapter (3 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Lim R, Wellings TP, Brichta AM, 'Central Vestibular Signal Processing', Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg Germany (2015)
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-7320-6
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2015 Wellings TP, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Vestibular Adaptation and Compensation', Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg Germany (2015)
DOI 10.1007/SpringerReference_348071
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2012 Lim R, Brichta AM, 'Vestibular system', The Mouse Nervous System, Academic Press, San Diego 661-678 (2012) [B1]
Co-authors Alan Brichta

Journal article (17 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Lim 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) [C1]

We present preliminary functional data from human vestibular hair cells and primary afferent calyx terminals during fetal development. Whole-cell recordings were obtained from hai... [more]

We present preliminary functional data from human vestibular hair cells and primary afferent calyx terminals during fetal development. Whole-cell recordings were obtained from hair cells or calyx terminals in semi-intact cristae prepared from human fetuses aged between 11 and 18 weeks gestation (WG). During early fetal development (11-14 WG), hair cells expressed whole-cell conductances that were qualitatively similar but quantitatively smaller than those observed previously in mature rodent type II hair cells. As development progressed (15-18 WG), peak outward conductances increased in putative type II hair cells but did not reach amplitudes observed in adult human hair cells. Type I hair cells express a specific low-voltage activating conductance, G. A similar current was first observed at 15 WG but remained relatively small, even at 18 WG. The presence of a "collapsing" tail current indicates a maturing type I hair cell phenotype and suggests the presence of a surrounding calyx afferent terminal. We were also able to record from calyx afferent terminals in 15-18 WG cristae. In voltage clamp, these terminals exhibited fast inactivating inward as well as slower outward conductances, and in current clamp, discharged a single action potential during depolarizing steps. Together, these data suggest the major functional characteristics of type I and type II hair cells and calyx terminals are present by 18 WG. Our study also describes a new preparation for the functional investigation of key events that occur during maturation of human vestibular organs. © 2014 The Author(s).

DOI 10.1007/s10162-014-0471-y
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2013 Tung 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 Alan Brichta
2013 Hübner 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]
DOI 10.1007/s10162-012-0368-6
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2012 De 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]
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2011 De 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]
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
2011 Lim 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00221-011-2592-4
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 17
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta, Scott Donne
2010 Lim 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)
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2010 Lim 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)
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2010 Lim 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]
DOI 10.1152/jn.91223.2008
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2010 De 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.03.029
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham, Robert Callister
2010 Camp 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.06.040
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2008 Jobling P, Lim R, 'Anatomical and physiological properties of pelvic ganglion neurons in female mice', Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical, 140 30-39 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.autneu.2008.03.001
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 12
Co-authors Phillip Jobling
2004 Lim R, Hoang P, Berger AJ, 'Blockade of glycine transporter-1 (GLYT-1) potentiates NMDA receptor-mediated synaptic transmission in hypoglossal motorneurons', Journal of Neurophysiology, 92 2530-2537 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1152/jn.01123.2003
2003 Lim R, Oleskevich S, Few AP, Leao RN, Walmsley B, 'Glycinergic mIPSCs in mouse and rat brainstem auditory nuclei: modulation by ruthenium red and the role of calcium stores', The Journal of Physiology, 546 691-699 (2003) [C1]
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2002.035071
2000 Lim R, Alvarez FJ, Walmsley BJ, 'GABA mediates presynaptic inhibition at glycinergic synapses in a rat auditory brainstem nucleus', J Physiol., 525 Pt 2 447-459 (2000) [C1]
1999 Lim R, Alvarez FJ, Walmsley B, 'Quantal size is correlated with receptor cluster area at glycinergic synapses in the rat brainstem.', J Physiol., 516 ( Pt 2) 505-512 (1999) [C1]
1998 Bellingham MC, Lim R, Walmsley B, 'Developmental changes in EPSC quantal size and quantal content at a central glutamatergic synapse in rat.', J Physiol., 511 ( Pt 3) 861.-869. (1998) [C1]
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Conference (28 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Lim 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) [E3]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2014 Wellings TP, Graham BA, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Calcium binding proteins subdivide medial vestibular nucleus neurons', Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation: an international journal of experimental and clinical vestibular science, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.3233/VES-140517
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2014 Poppi LA, Tabatabaee H, Callister RJ, Lim R, Brichta AM, 'Cholinergic Activity of the Peripheral Efferent Vestibular System', Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium and Orientation: an international journal of experimental and clinical vestibular science, Buenos Aires, Argentina (2014) [E3]
DOI 10.3233/VES-140517
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2013 Huebner 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 Alan Brichta
2013 Poppi 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2013 Wellings TP, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Revealing the functional organisation of central vestibular nuclei', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2013 Poppi 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2013 Wellings 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]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham, Robert Callister
2012 Tadros 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]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham, Robert Callister
2012 Lim 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]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2012 Stitt 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)
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2012 Lim 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)
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2012 Lim R, Stitt IM, Drury HR, Wellings TP, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Electrophysiological characterization of mouse lateral vestibular nucleus neurons', Frontiers in Otolaryngology, Melbourne (2012)
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2012 Lim R, Callister RJ, Holt JC, Migliaccio AA, Brichta AM, 'Efferent modulation of peripheral vestibular organs', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Sydney (2012) [E3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2012 Lim 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]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2012 Tadros 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)
Co-authors Brett Graham, Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2012 Lim 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2012 Lim R, Camp AJ, Tadros MA, Drury HR, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Whole cell conductances of developing human hair cells. Mon 047', 32nd Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012)
Co-authors Robert Callister
2011 Tadros 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2010 Lim 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]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2010 Lim 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2010 Graham 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2009 Lim R, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, 'Altered inhibitory synaptic transmission in spastic and spastic-rescue mice', ANS 2009 Abstracts: Posters, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Robert Callister
2009 Brichta 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2009 McPherson 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2009 Lim 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]
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Robert Callister
2009 Lim 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]
Co-authors Robert Callister, Alan Brichta
2006 Anderson 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]
Co-authors Phillip Jobling, Robert Callister, Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 17
Total funding $2,104,129

Click on a grant title below to expand the full details for that specific grant.


20151 grants / $2,000

Association for Otolaryngology 38th Annual Midwinter Meeting, Baltimore USA, 21-25 February 2015$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500183
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20144 grants / $192,978

Physiological and Behavioural Characterisation of Central Vestibular Function$90,614

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding body Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project Team Dr Thomas Wellings, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301066
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Physiological and Behavioural Characterisation of Central Vestibular Function$90,614

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding body Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project Team Dr Thomas Wellings, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Research Scholarship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1301066
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

2014 International Visitor from University of Utah, USA$9,750

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim, Professor Richard Rabbitt
Scheme International Research Visiting Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400853
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

XXVIIIth Barany Society Meeting, Buenos Aires Argentina, 25-29 May 2014$2,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400598
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20132 grants / $453,281

Development of functional connections in the human peripheral vestibular system$418,281

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200254
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20121 grants / $1,815

Association for Research in Otolaryngology 35th Annual Midwinter Meeting, San Diego, 25 - 29 February 2012$1,815

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200415
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20111 grants / $339,208

Efferent modulation of the vestibular periphery$339,208

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000315
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20103 grants / $334,569

Bridging the gap from mouse to man: Investigations of peripheral vestibular function$299,069

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding body Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim, Dr Aaron Camp
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190594
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

ABI 7500 Real Time PCR System $34,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

XXVI Barany Society meeting, Reykjavik, Iceland, 15 - 21st August 2010$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000137
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $736,209

Leica VT1200S - Fully automated vibrating blade microtome$16,209

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189842
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20082 grants / $44,069

Recovery of the balance system following injury$24,069

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Doctor Phil Jobling, Doctor Rebecca Lim
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188471
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

Leica VT2100S Vibrating Microtome$20,000

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

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
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0188540
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Synaptic Properties of the Peripheral Efferent Vestibular System
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012 Physiological and Behavioural Characterisation of Central Vestibular Function
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
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News

Keeping Newcastle balanced

Keeping Newcastle balanced: balance research in vestibular neuroscience

March 20, 2015

How do we understand the world around us?  A seemingly simple question.

Dr Rebecca Lim

Position

Senior Lecturer
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Anatomy

Contact Details

Email rebecca.lim@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 49217811
Fax (02) 49217812
Link UoN Blogs

Office

Room MS309A
Building Medical Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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