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Professor Robert Callister

Deputy Head of Faculty

Office of the PVC Health and Medicine (Anatomy)

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Callister holds undergraduate degrees in Pharmacy and Science (Hons 1). After obtaining a PhD in Zoology and Biomedical Sciences (neurobiology) in the USA at Ohio University (1990), Callister completed two post-doctoral traineeships at The University of Arizona (1990-1992 with DG Stuart) and at the University of Newcastle (1993-1997 with BW Walmsley and P Sah). He then took an academic position at the University of Newcastle (1997-present). In 2007 he was promoted to Professor of Anatomy where he holds a traditional academic appointment, maintains a state of the art electrophysiology laboratory and teaches extensively into Medicine, Physiotherapy, Medical Radiation Science and Biomedical Sciences programs offered in the Faculty of Health. He also carries administrative responsibilities including, Head of Anatomy, Research Higher Degree coordinator. Professor Callister's current research can be broadly classified as neurophysiology with emphasis on nerve cell excitability and synaptic mechanisms in spinal cord and brainstem neurons. Focus is on sensory systems, including those involved in processing information related to nociception, touch and balance. Techniques used include patch clamp recording, applied to both in vitro (spinal cord or brainstem slices) and in vivo (deeply anaesthetized) preparations, as well as immunohistochemical and cell-labelling techniques.

Research Expertise
I am interested in the synaptic mechanisms involved in the processing of sensory signals in both the peripheral and central nervous system under normal and pathological conditions. Focus is on two sensory systems that are important clinically: pain and balance. Techniques used include patch clamp recording, in both in vitro (slices) and in vivo (deeply anaesthetized) preparations, and various immunohistochemical and cell labeling techniques. The mouse is used because this species allows us to make use of recent advances in molecular genetics. For example, various naturally occurring and transgenic mouse lines are used to better understand the role of ligand-gated ion channels (particularly, glycine receptors) in the processing of sensory signals under normal and pathological conditions.

Teaching Expertise
I have been involved in extensive face-to-face teaching for over 20 years at Ohio University, the University of Arizona and particularly at the University of Newcastle. I have delivered lectures at all levels of University instruction. I have taught extensively into all 14 Programs provided by the Faculty of Health at the University of Newcastle: human gross anatomy, histology, musculoskeletal anatomy, sectional and imaging anatomy, biomechanics, neuroanatomy, human physiology, neurophysiology and clinical neurophysiology. At Newcastle my teaching load has ranged from 120-220 contact hours each year into all programs offered by the Faculty of Health. It is emphasized that more than 70% of this load is lecture-based and delivered primarily to the later years of Medical, Biomedical Sciences, Speech Therapy, Physiotherapy and Medical Radiation Science Programs. My laboratory-based teaching is concentrated in specialized areas (neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, imaging, topographical anatomy).

Administrative Expertise
Head of Anatomy discipline, 1997-2002, 2008-present Co-ordinator of Faculty of Health Body Donor Program, 1998-2002, 2008-present Member of Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences Program Planning Committee, 1997-1998 Member of School of Biomedical Sciences Executive Committee, 1997-2002, 2009-2010 Member of Faculty Orientation Working Party, 1998 Member of Speech Pathology Program Curriculum Committee, 1999 Member of Link-Building Planning and Design Committee, 1998-2000 School Representative on Medicine and Health Sciences Faculty Board, 2000-2001 School Representative on Physiotherapy Program Design and Accreditation Committee, 2001 Faculty Representative on University OSPRO Committee, 2002-2007 Faculty Representative on Animal Care and Ethics Committee, (2005-2009).

Collaborations
Synaptic transmission in sensory pathways, specifically pathways associated with pain and balance disorders. Our group is interested in the way nerve cells communicate in the brain and spinal cord. We focus on nerve cell communication (synaptic transmission) in two sensory systems that are important clinically: those involved in pain syndromes and balance disorders. Techniques used include patch clamp recording, in both in vitro (spinal cord or brainstem slices) and in vivo (deeply anaesthetized) preparations, and various immunohistochemical and cell labelling techniques. We use the mouse as our animal model because this species allows us to make use of recent advances in molecular genetics to explore synaptic mechanisms. For example, various naturally occurring and transgenic mouse lines are used to better understand the role of ligand-gated ion channels (particularly, glycine and GABAA receptors) in the processing of sensory signals under normal and pathological conditions. Recently, our efforts have focused on excitability and synaptic mechanisms in ADULT mouse spinal cord slices and in anaesthetized mouse preparations. To our knowledge, our group is the only laboratory team capable of undertaking in vivo patch clamp recording in the spinal cord of a deeply anaesthetized mouse (see publications). This powerful approach allows the consequences of molecular and genetic discoveries/manipulations to be examined in BOTH spinal cord slices and in the intact animal.


Qualifications

  • PhD, Ohio University - USA
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New South Wales

Keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology
  • glycine receptors
  • motoneuron
  • nerve cell excitability
  • neurophysiology
  • pain
  • spinal cord
  • synaptic transmission

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111799Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified15
110999Neurosciences not elsewhere classified35
111699Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/2014 - ProfessorUniversity of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Member - NHMRC Committee Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS)
Australia

Professional appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
1/01/1976 - 1/08/1983Retail PharmacistCommunity practice in Sydney, NSW
Manager
Australia

Awards

Recognition

YearAward
2006Research Higher Degree Supervisor of the Year, 2006
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle
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Publications

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


Chapter (4 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Pain', The Mouse Nervous System, Academic Press, San Diego 589-606 (2012) [B1]
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsBrett Graham
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-authorsAlan Brichta
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-authorsAlan Brichta
1993Callister RJ, Stuart DG, 'Afferent and Reflex Aspects of Muscle Fatigue: Issues and Speculations', Neuromuscular Fatigue, North-Holland, Amsterdam 169-180 (1993)
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Journal article (78 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2015Rank MM, Flynn JR, Battistuzzo CR, Galea MP, Callister R, Callister RJ, 'Functional changes in deep dorsal horn interneurons following spinal cord injury are enhanced with different durations of exercise training', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 593 331-345 (2015)
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2014.282640Author URL
CitationsWeb of Science - 1
Co-authorsRobin Callister, Michelle Rank
2015Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Spicing up the gabapentionoids: Facilitating gabapentin entry in spinal pain circuits', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 584 395-396 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.neulet.2014.08.039Author URL
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2015Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Spicing up the gabapentionoids: Facilitating gabapentin entry in spinal pain circuits', Neuroscience Letters, 584 395-396 (2015)
DOI10.1016/j.neulet.2014.08.039
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2015Rank MM, Flynn JR, Battistuzzo CR, Galea MP, Callister R, Callister RJ, 'Functional changes in deep dorsal horn interneurons following spinal cord injury are enhanced with different durations of exercise training.', J Physiol, 593 331-345 (2015)
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2014.282640Author URL
Co-authorsRobin Callister, Michelle Rank
2015Tadros MA, Farrell KE, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Properties of sodium currents in neonatal and young adult mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons', Molecular Pain, 11 (2015)

Background: Superficial dorsal horn (SDH) neurons process nociceptive information and their excitability is partly determined by the properties of voltage-gated sodium channels. R... [more]

Background: Superficial dorsal horn (SDH) neurons process nociceptive information and their excitability is partly determined by the properties of voltage-gated sodium channels. Recently, we showed the excitability and action potential properties of mouse SDH neurons change markedly during early postnatal development. Here we compare sodium currents generated in neonate (P0-5) and young adult (=P21) SDH neurons. Results: Whole cell recordings were obtained from lumbar SDH neurons in transverse spinal cord slices (CsF internal, 32°C). Fast activating and inactivating TTX-sensitive inward currents were evoked by depolarization from a holding potential of 100mV. Poorly clamped currents, based on a deflection in the IV relationship at potentials between 60 and 50mV, were not accepted for analysis. Current density and decay time increased significantly between the first and third weeks of postnatal development, whereas time to peak was similar at both ages. This was accompanied by more subtle changes in activation range and steady state inactivation. Recovery from inactivation was slower and TTX-sensitivity was reduced in young adult neurons. Conclusions: Our study suggests sodium channel expression changes markedly during early postnatal development in mouse SDH neurons. The methods employed in this study can now be applied to future investigations of spinal cord sodium channel plasticity in murine pain models.

DOI10.1186/s12990-015-0014-5
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2015Tadros MA, Farrell KE, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Properties of sodium currents in neonatal and young adult mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons.', Molecular pain, 11 17 (2015)
DOI10.1186/s12990-015-0014-5
2014Stuart DG, Schaefer AT, Massion J, Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Pioneers in CNS inhibition: 1. Ivan M. Sechenov, the first to clearly demonstrate inhibition arising in the brain', Brain Research, 1548 20-48 (2014)
DOI10.1016/j.brainres.2013.12.006
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2014Stuart DG, Schaefer AT, Massion J, Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Pioneers in CNS inhibition: 1. Ivan M. Sechenov, the first to clearly demonstrate inhibition arising in the brain', Brain Research, 1548 20-48 (2014) [C1]

This article reviews the contributions of Ivan Michailovich Sechenov [1829-1905] to the neurophysiological concept of central inhibition. He first studied this concept in the frog... [more]

This article reviews the contributions of Ivan Michailovich Sechenov [1829-1905] to the neurophysiological concept of central inhibition. He first studied this concept in the frog and on himself. Later his trainees extended the study of central inhibition to other mammalian species. Outside his own country, Sechenov is better known for his prescient contributions to physiological psychology. In Russia, however, he is also revered as "the father of Russian physiology," because of his contributions to neurophysiology and other aspects of physiology including blood gases and respiration, the physiology and biomechanics of movement, and general physiology concepts that appeared in his textbooks and later works he helped translate from largely German sources. After graduation from Moscow University Medical School in 1856 he spent 31/2 years in Germany and Austria where he attended lectures and conducted research under the direction of several prominent physiologists and biochemists. In his subsequent academic career he held positions at universities in St. Petersburg (1860-1870; 1876-1888), Odessa (1871-1876) and Moscow (1890-1905). From 1860 onwards he was acclaimed as a physiologist in academic circles. He was also well known in Russian society for his public lectures on physiology and his views on physiological psychology. The latter resulted in him being branded "politically unreliable" by the tsarist bureaucracy from 1863 onwards. Sechenov's first (1862) study on central inhibition remains his most memorable. He delayed the withdrawal of a frog's foot from a weak acid solution by chemical or electrical stimulation of selected parts of the central nervous system. He also noted similar effects on his own hand during co-activation of other sensory inputs by tickling or teeth gnashing. © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

DOI10.1016/j.brainres.2013.12.006
CitationsScopus - 1
Co-authorsBrett Graham
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', Journal of Neurophysiology, 111 1487-1498 (2014) [C1]

Inhibitory synaptic inputs to hypoglossal motoneurons (HMs) are important for modulating excitability in brainstem circuits. Here we ask whether reduced inhibition, as occurs in t... [more]

Inhibitory synaptic inputs to hypoglossal motoneurons (HMs) are important for modulating excitability in brainstem circuits. Here we ask whether reduced inhibition, as occurs in three murine mutants with distinct naturally occurring mutations in the glycine receptor (GlyR), leads to intrinsic and/or synaptic homeostatic plasticity. Whole cell recordings were obtained from HMs in transverse brainstem slices from wild-type (wt), spasmodic (spd), spastic (spa), and oscillator (ot) mice (C57Bl/6, approximately postnatal day 21). Passive and action potential (AP) properties in spd and ot HMs were similar to wt. In contrast, spa HMs had lower input resistances, more depolarized resting membrane potentials, higher rheobase currents, smaller AP amplitudes, and slower afterhyperpolarization current decay times. The excitability of HMs, assessed by "gain" in injected current/firing-frequency plots, was similar in all strains whereas the incidence of rebound spiking was increased in spd. The difference between recruitment and derecruitment current (i.e., ¿I) for AP discharge during ramp current injection was more negative in spa and ot. GABAA miniature inhibitory postsynaptic current (mIPSC) amplitude was increased in spa and ot but not spd, suggesting diminished glycinergic drive leads to compensatory adjustments in the other major fast inhibitory synaptic transmitter system in these mutants. Overall, our data suggest long-term reduction in glycinergic drive to HMs results in changes in intrinsic and synaptic properties that are consistent with homeostatic plasticity in spa and ot but not in spd. We propose such plasticity is an attempt to stabilize HM output, which succeeds in spa but fails in ot. © 2014 the American Physiological Society.

DOI10.1152/jn.00728.2013
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
2014Zouikr I, Tadros MA, Barouei J, Beagley KW, Clifton VL, Callister RJ, Hodgson DM, 'Altered nociceptive, endocrine, and dorsal horn neuron responses in rats following a neonatal immune challenge', PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 41 1-12 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.016Author URL
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsVicki Clifton, Deborah Hodgson
2014Farrell KE, Keely S, Graham BA, Callister R, Callister RJ, 'A Systematic Review of the Evidence for Central Nervous System Plasticity in Animal Models of Inflammatory-mediated Gastrointestinal Pain', INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASES, 20 176-195 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1097/01.MIB.0000437499.52922.b1Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Robin Callister, Simon Keely
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) [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).

DOI10.1007/s10162-014-0471-y
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
2014Farrell KE, Callister RJ, Keely S, 'Understanding and targeting centrally mediated visceral pain in inflammatory bowel disease', Frontiers in Pharmacology, 5 1-4 (2014) [C3]
DOI10.3389/fphar.2014.00027
Co-authorsSimon Keely
2014Harris BM, Hughes DI, Bolton PS, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Contrasting alterations to synaptic and intrinsic properties in upper-cervical superficial dorsal horn neurons following acute neck muscle inflammation', MOLECULAR PAIN, 10 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1186/1744-8069-10-25Author URL
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Philip Bolton
2014Smith KM, Madden JF, Callister RJ, Hughes DI, Graham BA, 'The search for novel analgesics: re-examining spinal cord circuits with new tools.', Front Pharmacol, 5 22 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3389/fphar.2014.00022Author URL
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2014Pursey KM, Stanwell PT, Callister RJ, Brain K, Collins CE, Burrows TL, 'Neural responses to visual food cues according to weight status: a systematic review of functional magnetic resonance imaging studies', Frontiers in Nutrition, 1 1-11 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.3389/fnut.2014.00007
Co-authorsClare Collins, Tracy Burrows
2013Hughes DI, Boyle KA, Kinnon CM, Bilsland C, Quayle JA, Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'HCN4 subunit expression in fast-spiking interneurons of the rat spinal cord and hippocampus', Neuroscience, 237 7-18 (2013) [C1]

Hyperpolarisation-activated (Ih) currents are considered important for dendritic integration, synaptic transmission, setting membrane potential and rhythmic action potential (AP) ... [more]

Hyperpolarisation-activated (Ih) currents are considered important for dendritic integration, synaptic transmission, setting membrane potential and rhythmic action potential (AP) discharge in neurons of the central nervous system. Hyperpolarisation-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels underlie these currents and are composed of homo- and hetero-tetramers of HCN channel subunits (HCN1-4), which confer distinct biophysical properties on the channel. Despite understanding the structure-function relationships of HCN channels with different subunit stoichiometry, our knowledge of their expression in defined neuronal populations remains limited. Recently, we have shown that HCN subunit expression is a feature of a specific population of dorsal horn interneurons that exhibit high-frequency AP discharge. Here we expand on this observation and use neuroanatomical markers to first identify well-characterised neuronal populations in the lumbar spinal cord and hippocampus and subsequently determine whether HCN4 expression correlates with high-frequency AP discharge in these populations. In the spinal cord, HCN4 is expressed in several putative inhibitory interneuron populations including parvalbumin (PV)-expressing islet cells (84.1%; SD: ±2.87), in addition to all putative Renshaw cells and Ia inhibitory interneurons. Similarly, virtually all PV-expressing cells in the hippocampal CA1 subfield (93.5%; ±3.40) and the dentate gyrus (90.9%; ±6.38) also express HCN4. This HCN4 expression profile in inhibitory interneurons mirrors both the prevalence of Ih sub-threshold currents and high-frequency AP discharge. Our findings indicate that HCN4 subunits are expressed in several populations of spinal and hippocampal interneurons, which are known to express both Ih sub-threshold currents and exhibit high-frequency AP discharge. As HCN channel function plays a critical role in pain perception, learning and memory, and sleep as well as the pathogenesis of several neurological diseases, these findings provide important insights into the identity and neurochemical status of cells that could underlie such conditions. © 2013 IBRO.

DOI10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.01.028
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2013Flynn JR, Dunn LR, Galea MP, Callister R, Callister RJ, Rank MM, 'Exercise Training after Spinal Cord Injury Selectively Alters Synaptic Properties in Neurons in Adult Mouse Spinal Cord', JOURNAL OF NEUROTRAUMA, 30 891-896 (2013) [C1]
DOI10.1089/neu.2012.2714Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsMichelle Rank, Robin Callister
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]
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham
2012Hughes DI, Sikander S, Kinnon CM, Boyle KA, Watanabe M, Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Morphological, neurochemical and electrophysiological features of parvalbumin-expressing cells: A likely source of axo-axonic inputs in the mouse spinal dorsal horn', Journal of Physiology, 590 3927-3951 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 24Web of Science - 23
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2012Battistuzzo CR, Callister RJ, Callister R, Galea MP, 'A systematic review of exercise training to promote locomotor recovery in animal models of spinal cord injury', Journal of Neurotrauma, 29 1600-1613 (2012) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 13
Co-authorsRobin Callister
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]
CitationsScopus - 1Web of Science - 1
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
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]
CitationsScopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
DOI10.1007/s00221-011-2592-4
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 17
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Scott Donne, Alan Brichta
2011Graham BA, Tadros MA, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, 'Probing glycine receptor stoichiometry in superficial dorsal horn neurones using the spasmodic mouse', Journal of Physiology, 589 2459-2474 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2011.206326
CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2011Flynn JR, Graham BA, Galea MP, Callister RJ, 'The role of propriospinal interneurons in recovery from spinal cord injury', Neuropharmacology, 60 809-822 (2011) [C1]
DOI10.1016/j.neuropharm.2011.01.016
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2011Pringle KG, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Lumbers ER, 'The expression and localization of the human placental prorenin/renin-angiotensin system throughout pregnancy: Roles in trophoblast invasion and angiogenesis?', Placenta, 32 956-962 (2011) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsKirsty Pringle
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]
DOI10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.06.017
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
2010Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Early history of glycine receptor biology in mammalian spinal cord circuits', Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 3 1-13 (2010) [C1]
DOI10.3389/fnmol.2010.00013
CitationsScopus - 9
Co-authorsBrett Graham
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]
DOI10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01768.x
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authorsPhillip Jobling, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
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)
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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)
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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]
DOI10.1152/jn.91223.2008
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
DOI10.1016/j.jneumeth.2010.03.029
CitationsScopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
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]
DOI10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.06.040
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 6
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
DOI10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.06.028
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
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]
DOI10.1186/1744-8069-5-65
CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authorsPaul Tooney, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
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]
DOI10.1152/jn.90755.2008
CitationsScopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham
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]
DOI10.1152/jn.01176.2007
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 20
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
DOI10.1152/jn.00581.2007
CitationsScopus - 57Web of Science - 51
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2006.123349
CitationsScopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham
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]
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2007.138198
CitationsScopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham
2006Graham BA, Schofield PR, Sah P, Margrie TW, Callister RJ, 'Distinct physiological mechanisms underlie altered glycinergic synaptic transmission in the murine mutants, spastic, spasmodic, and oscillator', Journal of Neuroscience, 26 4880-4890 (2006) [C1]
DOI10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3991-05.2006
CitationsScopus - 27Web of Science - 28
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2006Lynch JW, Callister RJ, 'Glycine receptors: A new therapeutic target in pain pathways', Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 7 48-53 (2006) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 52Web of Science - 49
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]
DOI10.1152/jn.01001.2005
CitationsScopus - 31Web of Science - 29
Co-authorsAlan Brichta
2005Callister RJ, Pierce PA, McDonagh JC, Stuart DG, 'Slow-tonic muscle fibers and their potential innervation in the turtle, Pseudemys (Trachemys) scripta elegans', Journal of Morphology, 264 62-74 (2005) [C1]
DOI10.1002/jmor.10318
CitationsScopus - 5Web of Science - 5
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]
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2004.072645
CitationsScopus - 41Web of Science - 39
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham
2004Callister RJ, Sesodia S, Enoka RM, Nemeth PM, Reinking RM, Stuart DG, 'Fatigue of Rat Hindlimb Motor Units: Biochemical -Physiological Associations', Muscle Nerve, 30 714-726 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1002/mus.20158
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
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]
DOI10.1016/j.jneumeth.2004.01.014
CitationsScopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
2004McDonagh J, Callister RJ, Favron M, Stuart D, 'Resistance to disuse atrophy in a turtle hindlimb muscle', Journal of Comparative Physiology A-Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioural Physiology, 190(4) 321-329 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00359-004-0501-z
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2003Graham BA, Schofield PR, Sah P, Callister RJ, 'Altered inhibitory synaptic transmission in superficial dorsal horn neurones in spastic and oscillator mice', The Journal of Physiology, 551.3 905-916 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1113/jphysiol.2003.049064
CitationsScopus - 34Web of Science - 31
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2003Callister RJ, Reinking RM, Stuart DG, 'Effects of fatigue on the catchlike property in a turtle hindlimb muscle', Journal of Comparative Physiology A, 189 857-866 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1007/s00359-003-0459-2
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 7
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-authorsAlan Brichta
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-authorsAlan Brichta
2002Graham BA, Schofield P, Sah P, Callister RJ, 'GABAAergic and glycinergic synaptic transmission in superficial dorsal horn neurones of wild type, spastic and oscillator mice', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 22:94 n/a (2002) [C3]
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2001Faber ESL, Callister RJ, Sah P, 'Morphological and Electrophysiological Properties of Principal Neurons in the Rat Lateral Amygdala In Vitro', Journal of Neurophysiology, 85 714-723 (2001) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 87Web of Science - 84
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-authorsAlan Brichta
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-authorsAlan Brichta
2001O'Callaghan AE, Schofield PR, Sah P, Callister RJ, 'Development of GABAa-ergic Synaptic Connections in the Spastic Mouse', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 12 37 (2001) [C3]
2001Morgan BS, Morris R, Callister RJ, Schofield PR, 'Molecular Changes to Glycine Receptors by Gene Therapy and Transgenic Apporaches for the Study of Synaptic Neurotransmission', Journal of Neurochemistry, 78 174 (2001) [C3]
2001O'Callaghan AE, Ryan HR, Schofield PR, Sah P, Callister RJ, 'Developmental Changes in Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Brainstem Motoneurons, in the Spastic Mouse', Society for Neuroscience Program, 31st Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, November 10-15, 2001., 31 17 (2001) [C3]
1999Callister RJ, Schofield P, Sah P, 'The use of murine mutants to study glycine receptor function', Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology., 26 929-931 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 8
1999Callister RJ, Peterson E, Brichta AM, 'Neuromuscular strategies underlying ballistic movements', Progress in Brain Research, 123 233-243 (1999) [C1]
CitationsScopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authorsAlan Brichta
1997Callister RJ, Sah P, 'The removal of acetylcholine by diffusion at nicotinic synapses in the rat otic ganglion', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 505 165-175 (1997)
DOI10.1111/j.1469-7793.1997.165bc.xAuthor URL
CitationsScopus - 9Web of Science - 8
1997Callister RJ, Keast JR, Sah P, 'Ca2+-activated K+ channels in rat otic ganglion cells: Role of Ca2+ entry via Ca2+ channels and nicotinic receptors', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 500 571-582 (1997)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 18
1997Callister RJ, Keast JR, Sah P, 'Ca2+-activated K+ channels in rat otic ganglion cells: Role of Ca2+ entry via Ca2+ channels and nicotinic receptors', Journal of Physiology, 500 571-582 (1997)

1. Intracellular recordings were made from neurones in the rat otic ganglion in vitro in order to investigate their morphological, physiological and synaptic properties. We took a... [more]

1. Intracellular recordings were made from neurones in the rat otic ganglion in vitro in order to investigate their morphological, physiological and synaptic properties. We took advantage of the simple structure of these cells to test for a possible role of calcium influx via nicotinic acetylcholine receptors during synaptic transmission. 2. Cells filled with biocytin comprised a homogeneous population with ovoid somata and sparse dendritic trees. Neurones had resting membrane potentials of -53 ± 0.7 mV (n = 69), input resistances of 112 ± 7 MO, and membrane time constants of 14 ± 0.9 ms (n = 60). Upon depolarization, all cells fired overshooting action potentials which were followed by an apamin-sensitive after-hyperpolarization (AHP). In response to a prolonged current injection, all neurones fired tonically. 3. The repolarization phase of action potentials had a calcium component which was mediated by N-type calcium channels. Application of ¿-conotoxin abolished both the repolarizing hump and the after-hyperpolarization suggesting that calcium influx via N-type channels activates SK-type calcium-activated potassium channels which underlie the AHP. The majority (70%) of neurones received innervation from a single preganglionic fibre which generated a suprathreshold excitatory postsynaptic potential mediated by nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. The other 30% of neurones also had one or more subthreshold nicotinic inputs. 5. Calcium influx via synaptic nicotinic receptors contributed to the BHP current, indicating that this calcium has access to the calcium-activated potassium channels and therefore plays a role in regulating cell excitability.

CitationsScopus - 19
1996Callister RJ, Walmsley B, 'Amplitude and time course of evoked and spontaneous synaptic currents in rat submandibular ganglion cells', JOURNAL OF PHYSIOLOGY-LONDON, 490 149-157 (1996)
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CitationsScopus - 11Web of Science - 11
1996Callister RJ, Donnelly RP, Pierce PA, Stuart DG, 'Motor pool organization of the external gastrocnemius muscle in the turtle, Pseudemys (Trachemys) scripta elegans', JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 227 171-183 (1996)
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CitationsScopus - 8Web of Science - 8
1995LAIDLAW DH, CALLISTER RJ, STUART DG, 'FIBER-TYPE COMPOSITION OF HINDLIMB MUSCLES IN THE TURTLE, PSEUDEMYS (TRACHEMYS) SCRIPTA ELEGANS', JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 225 193-211 (1995)
DOI10.1002/jmor.1052250205Author URL
CitationsScopus - 22Web of Science - 24
1995CALLISTER RJ, LAIDLAW DH, STUART DG, 'A COMMENTARY ON THE SEGMENTAL MOTOR SYSTEM OF THE TURTLE - IMPLICATIONS FOR THE STUDY OF ITS CELLULAR MECHANISMS AND INTERACTIONS', JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 225 213-227 (1995)
DOI10.1002/jmor.1052250206Author URL
CitationsScopus - 13Web of Science - 17
1992CALLISTER RJ, CALLISTER R, PETERSON EH, 'DESIGN AND CONTROL OF THE HEAD RETRACTOR MUSCLE IN A TURTLE, PSEUDEMYS-(TRACHEMYS)-SCRIPTA .1. ARCHITECTURE AND HISTOCHEMISTRY OF SINGLE MUSCLE-FIBERS', JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, 325 405-421 (1992)
DOI10.1002/cne.903250307Author URL
CitationsScopus - 10Web of Science - 14
1992CALLISTER RJ, PETERSON EH, 'DESIGN AND CONTROL OF THE HEAD RETRACTOR MUSCLE IN A TURTLE, PSEUDEMYS-(TRACHEMYS)-SCRIPTA .2. EFFERENT INNERVATION', JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE NEUROLOGY, 325 422-434 (1992)
DOI10.1002/cne.903250308Author URL
CitationsScopus - 4Web of Science - 8
1991CALLISTER R, CALLISTER RJ, STARON RS, FLECK SJ, TESCH P, DUDLEY GA, 'PHYSIOLOGICAL-CHARACTERISTICS OF ELITE JUDO ATHLETES', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE, 12 196-203 (1991)
DOI10.1055/s-2007-1024667Author URL
CitationsScopus - 82Web of Science - 76
1990CALLISTER R, CALLISTER RJ, FLECK SJ, DUDLEY GA, 'PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PERFORMANCE RESPONSES TO OVERTRAINING IN ELITE JUDO ATHLETES', MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, 22 816-824 (1990)
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CitationsScopus - 58Web of Science - 51
1989CALLISTER RJ, CALLISTER R, PETERSON EH, 'HISTOCHEMICAL CLASSIFICATION OF NECK AND LIMB MUSCLE-FIBERS IN A TURTLE, PSEUDEMYS-SCRIPTA, A STUDY USING MICROPHOTOMETRY AND CLUSTER-ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES', JOURNAL OF MORPHOLOGY, 199 269-286 (1989)
DOI10.1002/jmor.1051990304Author URL
CitationsScopus - 7Web of Science - 11
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]
CitationsScopus - 29Web of Science - 43
Co-authorsAlan Brichta
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)
DOI10.1002/cne.902550305Author URL
CitationsScopus - 23Web of Science - 34
Co-authorsAlan Brichta
1986CALLISTER RJ, CALLISTER R, PETERSON EH, 'FIBER TOPOGRAPHY IN A DUALLY INNERVATED NECK MUSCLE', AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST, 26 A82-A82 (1986)
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CitationsWeb of Science - 1
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Conference (61 outputs)

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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) [E3]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2014Farrell KE, Graham BA, Keely S, Callister RJ, 'Understanding the mechanisms underlying chronic pain in IBD: A new method for studying visceral inputs from the gastrointestinal tract', JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY (2014) [E3]
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Co-authorsSimon Keely, Brett Graham
2014Wellings 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]
DOI10.3233/VES-140517
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2014Poppi 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]
DOI10.3233/VES-140517
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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-authorsAlan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2012Zouikr I, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Nakamura T, Beagley K, Clifton V, Hodgson DM, 'Neonatal lipopolysaccharide exposure alters nociception', Abstracts of the 21st Annual Meeting of the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society, Kona, Hawaii (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson
2012Fiore CB, Hickey LE, Rank MM, Callister R, Callister RJ, Galea MP, 'Duration of treadmill training and recovery of locomotion in spinal cord injured mice', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMichelle Rank, Robin Callister
2012Rank MM, Flynn JR, Fiore CB, Hickey LE, Galea MP, Callister R, Callister RJ, 'Effect of treadmill exercise on intrinsic and synaptic properties of spinal neurons following spinal cord injury in adult mice', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsMichelle Rank, Robin Callister
2012Flynn JR, Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Electrophysiological properties of identified long descending propriospinal neurons in mice', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsBrett Graham
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2012Zouikr I, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Nakamura T, Beagley K, Hodgson DM, 'Long-term impact of neonatal exposure to a bacterial mimetic on nociception', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsDeborah Hodgson
2012Callister R, Fiore CB, Callister RJ, Galea MP, 'A systematic review of locomotor training as a therapy in animal models of spinal cord injury', Abstracts. Australian Neuroscience Society 32nd Annual Meeting, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRobin Callister
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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)
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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)
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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)
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
2012Lim R, Callister RJ, Holt JC, Migliaccio AA, Brichta AM, 'Efferent modulation of peripheral vestibular organs', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Sydney (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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)
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta, 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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2012Farrell KE, Keely S, Graham BA, Minahan KL, Madden JF, Callister RJ, 'Spinal cord signalling in a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease', Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Simon Keely
2012Lim 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-authorsRebecca Lim
2011Burrows TL, Collins CE, Truby H, Callister RJ, Morgan PJ, Davies PSW, 'Doubly labelled water validation of child versus parent report of total energy intake by food frequency questionnaire', Australasian Medical Journal, Queenstown, NZ (2011) [E3]
Co-authorsTracy Burrows, Clare Collins, Philip Morgan
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham, Rebecca Lim
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsPhilip Bolton, Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2010Hughes DI, Sah P, Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Neuroanatomical and electrophysiological features of parvalbumin-expressing neurons in the rodent spinal dorsal horn', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsBrett Graham
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
2009Hutchesson MJ, Collins CE, Callister RJ, Morgan PJ, 'Validity of self-reported energy intake from a web-based food diary before and after a web-based weight loss program', 7th International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods (ICDAM7): Program and Abstracts, Washington, DC (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsClare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson, Philip Morgan
2009Graham BA, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, 'Glycine receptor mediated synaptic transmission in the superficial dorsal horn of Spasmodic mice', ANS 2009 Abstracts: Posters, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsBrett Graham
2009Lim R, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, 'Altered inhibitory synaptic transmission in spastic and spastic-rescue mice', ANS 2009 Abstracts: Posters, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim
2009Tadros MA, Anderson WB, Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Responses to current injection differ between mouse cervical, thoracic and lumbar superficial dorsal horn neurons', ANS 2009 Abstracts: Posters, Canberra, ACT (2009) [E3]
Co-authorsBrett Graham
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2008Anderson WB, Graham BA, Jobling P, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Inhibitory synaptic transmission and cannabinoid effects differ in mouse superficial and deep dorsal horn neurons', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsPhillip Jobling
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Brett Graham, Phillip Jobling
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]
Co-authorsAlan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
2008Ansell WH, Rivett DA, Callister RJ, 'Overuse injuries and patterns of stretching in Ironman triathletes', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy: eSupplements, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authorsDarren Rivett
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-authorsAlan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsRebecca Lim, Brett Graham, Alan Brichta, Phillip Jobling
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]
Co-authorsPhillip Jobling, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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-authorsAlan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsBrett Graham, Alan Brichta
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]
Co-authorsDirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
1999Margrie TW, Callister RJ, Schofield P, Sah P, 'Altered Glycinergic and GABAergic synaptic transmission in the murine mutant, spastic', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Vol. 10, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania. (1999) [E1]
1999Morgan B, Callister RJ, Handford C, Walker S, Sah P, Schofield P, 'Molecular studies of synaptic neurotransmission: development of transgenic animal models', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Vol. 10, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania. (1999) [E1]
1999Ryan H, Margrie TW, Schofield P, Sah P, Callister RJ, 'Compensatory Increases in GABAergic Synaptic Transmission in the Murine Mutant, Spastic', Proceedings of the Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society. Vol. 30, No. 2., The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, N.S.W. (1999) [E2]
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Spinal processing of sensory signals from the gut$536,226

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Doctor Simon Keely, Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Alan Brichta, Dr David Hughes
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Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
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Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
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Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington USA, 15 - 19 November 2014.$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2014
Funding Finish2014
GNoG1400799
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20135 grants / $927,325

The role of presynaptic inhibition in neuropathic pain$466,044

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister, Dr David Hughes, Professor George Augustine
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200088
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamDoctor Rebecca Lim, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1200254
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

2014 ARC/NHMRC Fellowship External Applicant Support - FHM$6,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Dr Nathan Bartlett
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1301137
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 9 - 13 November 2013$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2013
Funding Finish2013
GNoG1300866
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20123 grants / $473,667

Development of peripheral sensory pathways in humans$469,167

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Dr David Hughes, Doctor Phil Jobling
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1100102
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Young pain researcher support$2,500

Funding body: Hunter Pain Clinic

Funding bodyHunter Pain Clinic
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Dr Melissa Walsh
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200779
Type Of FundingGrant - Aust Non Government
Category3AFG
UONY

Society for neuroscience annual meeting, New Orleans, 13 - 17 October 2012$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2012
Funding Finish2012
GNoG1200660
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20111 grants / $339,208

Efferent modulation of the vestibular periphery$339,208

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Rebecca Lim
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2011
Funding Finish2011
GNoG1000315
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

20106 grants / $1,062,242

Connectivity of regenerating axons following spinal cord injury$385,125

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Mary Galea, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000065
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (10-11) - Cardiovascular$76,117

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamAssociate Professor Derek Laver, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Associate Professor Eugene Nalivaiko, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Manohar Garg, Conjoint Professor Tony Quail
SchemeNSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1100525
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - State
Category2OPS
UONY

ABI 7500 Real Time PCR System $34,000

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

13th World Congress on Pain, Montreal, Canada, 29 August - 2 September 2010$2,000

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

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2010
Funding Finish2010
GNoG1000443
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20093 grants / $496,144

Spinal mechanisms underlying neck pain$451,500

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0188840
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Neurometer CPT/C$28,435

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamAssociate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Brett Graham, Doctor Phil Jobling
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189845
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

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

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2009
Funding Finish2009
GNoG0189842
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

20083 grants / $46,569

Recovery of the balance system following injury$24,069

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Doctor Phil Jobling, Doctor Rebecca Lim
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188471
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Leica VT2100S Vibrating Microtome$20,000

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0188540
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow Scotland, 17/8/2008 - 22/8/2008$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2008
Funding Finish2008
GNoG0189221
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20074 grants / $54,430

High speed/sensitivity CCD camera$30,000

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor 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
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188196
Type Of FundingOther Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category2OPC
UONY

Identifying new spinal cord targets for pain management.$14,252

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamDoctor Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187234
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Developing a rodent model to study neck pain$7,678

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Brett Graham
SchemePilot Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0187879
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2007
Funding Finish2007
GNoG0188306
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20063 grants / $1,005,402

Descending control of pain pathways$423,950

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185184
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

The neural basis of vestibular compensation$311,472

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185195
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Cellular mechanisms underlying activity in the peripheral vestibular organs$269,980

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding bodyGarnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2006
Funding Finish2006
GNoG0185817
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

20054 grants / $244,000

INVESTIGATION OF A BRAIN RHYTHM$220,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeDiscovery Projects
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184333
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Novel spinal cord targets for pain management$13,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184884
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Descending control of pain processing pathways in the spinal cord$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Trevor Day
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0184748
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 12-16 November 2005$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185934
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20045 grants / $214,256

Molecular determinants of inhibitory synoptic function studies using mutant and transgenic mice$180,000

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183988
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

How does the balance system process signals?$14,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183499
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Investigation a brain rythym$14,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184506
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Visit of Professor Douglas Stuart 29 March 2004 to 14 May 2004$3,426

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0183869
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, 23-27 October 2004, USA$1,830

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2004
Funding Finish2004
GNoG0184864
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20032 grants / $13,400

Investigation of a Brain Rhythm$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0182443
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting New Orleans USA 7-12 November 2003$2,400

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183319
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $11,000

Effects of altered genes on synaptic transmission in the intact nervous system$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0181330
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20016 grants / $75,286

Efferent modulation of hearing and the sense of balance$20,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding bodyHunter Medical Research Institute
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181165
Type Of FundingContract - Aust Non Government
Category3AFC
UONY

Evaluation of Gene Delivery Methods in Brainstem Motoneurones$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180044
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Reciprocal Regulation of Kinases and Phosphatases in Long Term Synaptic Plasticity$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0180078
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Thermocycler with 96 well sample block for PCR reactions. Class II Biological Safety Cabinet. Liquid Nitrogen storage Dewar & Transport Dewar$11,770

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeEquipment Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181178
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Thermocycler with 96 well sample block for PCR reactions. Class II Biological Safety Cabinet. Liquid Nitrogen storage Dewar & Transport Dewar$11,770

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeUniversity/NHMRC Equipment Grant Funds
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181179
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuroscience San Diego, USA 10-15 November, 2001$1,746

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181585
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20003 grants / $231,311

Cellular mechanisms underlying the sense of balance.$190,020

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178493
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Cellular Mechanisms Underlying the Sense of Balance.$30,291

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding bodyGarnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project TeamProfessor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0179041
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Plasticity of inhibitory synaptic connections in the spastic mouse.$11,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178896
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

19992 grants / $17,340

Physiological Properties of Glycine Receptors in Spastic Mice$13,990

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding bodyRamaciotti Foundations
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0177964
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Dr Stuart Douglas, Regents' Professor and Professor of Physiology, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, USA. 08/2/99 until 07/05/99$3,350

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeVisitor Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1999
Funding Finish1999
GNoG0178405
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19982 grants / $127,496

Mechanisms underlying inhibitory glycinergic transmission in the central nervous system$111,496

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Dr Pankaj Sah
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177158
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY

Physiology and anatomy of glycinergic synaptic connections in the central nervous system of spasmodic and spastic mice.$16,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1998
Funding Finish1998
GNoG0177210
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19973 grants / $26,433

Bridging Funding - Dr R J Callister$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeSpecial Project Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0177006
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Clycine receptor distribution on motoneurons of normal and spastic mice.$10,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding bodyARC (Australian Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeSmall Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0176718
Type Of FundingScheme excluded from IGS
CategoryEXCL
UONY

Annual Meeting of the society of Neuroscience, USA, 25-30 October 1997$1,433

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1997
Funding Finish1997
GNoG0179414
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19964 grants / $34,013

Bridging Funding$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0177036
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Establishment of techniques for preparing genetically engineered molecules to study the regulation of neuronal and cellular function$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamEmeritus Professor John Rostas, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175744
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

The role of receptor-operated calcium influx in neuronal activity.$5,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Dr Pankaj Sah
SchemeProject Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0175827
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience$1,513

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176909
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $7,000

The structural basis of synaptic transmission$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamDr B Walmsley, Dr Madeleine Nicol, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0174923
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19943 grants / $29,026

94 GRANT. Characterisation of synaptic currents in visualized neurons and presynaptic terminals.$15,957

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding bodyRamaciotti Foundations
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister, Dr B Walmsley
SchemeResearch Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0173373
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category1NS
UONY

Synaptic transmission in neurons of the autonomic nervous system.$12,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeNew Staff Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0174622
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami, Florida USA, 13-18 November 1994$1,069

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1994
Funding Finish1994
GNoG0175186
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19931 grants / $180,345

Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System.$180,345

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

Funding bodyNHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project TeamProfessor Robert Callister
SchemePostdoctoral Fellowship (Defunct)
RoleLead
Funding Start1993
Funding Finish1993
GNoG0173156
Type Of FundingAust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category1CS
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014Synaptic Properties of the Peripheral Efferent Vestibular System
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014The Sinoatrial Node Pacemaker in Health and Disease
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2014Peripheral Opioid Receptor Targeting for the Relief of Pain, Inflammation and Disease Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2013The Role of Calretinin Positive Interneurons in Spinal Sensory Coding
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2011Spinal Cord Signalling in a Mouse Model of IBD
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor

Past Supervision

YearResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015Electrophysiological Investigation of Spinal Cord Injury and Characterisation of Propriospinal Neurons
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2012The Effect of Neck Muscle Inflammation on Neuronal Excitability in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2011Electrophysiological Development of Superficial Dorsal Horn Neurons in Mice
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2010Cannabinoid Signaling Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2007Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Mouse Medial Vestibular Nucleus Neurons
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Co-Supervisor
2007Inhibitory mechanisms in mouse medial vestibular nucleus neurons
Human Biology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2006Pain processing mechanisms in the superficial dorsal horn of the mouse spinal cord: in vivo and in vitro
Human Biology, Faculty of Health and Medicine
Principal Supervisor
2005The development of intrinsic properties in superficial dorsal horn neurons.
Human Biology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2004The role of altered inhibitory synaptic transmission in the vestibular system
Human Biology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2003The locus coeruleus: Action potential modulation in a neural network
Human Biology, University of Newcastle
Co-Supervisor
2001Glycinergic and GABAAergic synaptic inhibition in superficial dorsal horn neurons in wild type, spastic and oscillator mice
Accounting, University of Newcastle
Principal Supervisor
2000Development of GABAergic synaptic transmission in the norma and spastic mouse
Human Biology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
1999The development of glycinergic synaptic connections in the spastic mouse
Human Biology, University of Newcastle
Sole Supervisor
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Professor Robert Callister

Position

Deputy Head of Faculty
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Anatomy

Contact Details

Emailrobert.callister@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 7808
Mobile0438120954
Fax(02) 4921 7812

Office

RoomMS415 (office) MS312 (lab)
BuildingMedical Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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