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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

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 15
110999 Neurosciences not elsewhere classified 35
111699 Medical Physiology not elsewhere classified 50

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Professor University of Newcastle
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Member - NHMRC Committee Australian Neuroscience Society (ANS)
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/01/1976 - 1/08/1983 Retail Pharmacist Community practice in Sydney, NSW
Manager
Australia

Awards

Recognition

Year Award
2006 Research 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)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Pain', The Mouse Nervous System, Academic Press, San Diego 589-606 (2012) [B1]
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Brett Graham
2001 Stuart DG, Pierce PA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, McDonagh JC, 'Sir Charles Sherrington: Humanist, Mentor, and Movement Neuroscientist', Classics in Movement Science, Human Kinetics, U.S.A. 317-374 (2001) [B2]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
1999 McDonagh J, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Stuart D, 'A commentary on the properties of spinal interneurons vs. motoneurons in vertebrates and their firing-rate behaviour during movement', Motor Control: Today and Tomorrow, Academic Publishing House "Prof.Marin Drinov", Sofia, Bulgaria 3-29 (1999) [B1]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
1993 Callister 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 (81 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Rank 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)
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.282640
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Robin Callister, Michelle Rank
2015 Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Spicing up the gabapentionoids: Facilitating gabapentin entry in spinal pain circuits', NEUROSCIENCE LETTERS, 584 395-396 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.08.039
Co-authors Brett Graham
2015 Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Spicing up the gabapentionoids: Facilitating gabapentin entry in spinal pain circuits', Neuroscience Letters, 584 395-396 (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.neulet.2014.08.039
Co-authors Brett Graham
2015 Rank 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)
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2014.282640
Co-authors Michelle Rank, Robin Callister
2015 Smith KM, Boyle KA, Madden JF, Dickinson SA, Jobling P, Callister RJ, et al., 'Functional heterogeneity of calretinin-expressing neurons in the mouse superficial dorsal horn: Implications for spinal pain processing.', J Physiol, (2015)
DOI 10.1113/JP270855
Co-authors Brett Graham
2015 Tadros MA, Farrell KE, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Properties of sodium currents in neonatal and young adult mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons.', Mol Pain, 11 17 (2015)
DOI 10.1186/s12990-015-0014-5
Co-authors Brett Graham
2015 Tadros 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.

DOI 10.1186/s12990-015-0014-5
Co-authors Brett Graham
2015 Rank MM, Flynn JR, Galea MP, Callister R, Callister RJ, 'Electrophysiological characterization of spontaneous recovery in deep dorsal horn interneurons after incomplete spinal cord injury.', Exp Neurol, (2015)
DOI 10.1016/j.expneurol.2015.07.002
Co-authors Robin Callister, Michelle Rank
2015 Tadros 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)
DOI 10.1186/s12990-015-0014-5
2014 Stuart 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)
DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.12.006
Co-authors Brett Graham
2014 Stuart 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.

DOI 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.12.006
Citations Scopus - 2
Co-authors Brett Graham
2014 Tadros 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.

DOI 10.1152/jn.00728.2013
Co-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2014 Zouikr 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.11.016
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Deborah Hodgson, Vicki Clifton
2014 Farrell 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]
DOI 10.1097/01.MIB.0000437499.52922.b1
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Brett Graham, Robin Callister, Simon Keely
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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
2014 Farrell KE, Callister RJ, Keely S, 'Understanding and targeting centrally mediated visceral pain in inflammatory bowel disease', Frontiers in Pharmacology, 5 1-4 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.3389/fphar.2014.00027
Co-authors Simon Keely
2014 Harris 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]
DOI 10.1186/1744-8069-10-25
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Brett Graham, Philip Bolton
2014 Smith 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]
DOI 10.3389/fphar.2014.00022
Citations Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Brett Graham
2014 Pursey 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]
DOI 10.3389/fnut.2014.00007
Co-authors Clare Collins, Peter Stanwell
2013 Hughes 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.

DOI 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2013.01.028
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Brett Graham
2013 Flynn 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]
DOI 10.1089/neu.2012.2714
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Michelle Rank, Robin Callister
2012 Tadros 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]
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2012 Hughes 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]
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Brett Graham
2012 Battistuzzo 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]
Citations Scopus - 14Web of Science - 13
Co-authors Robin Callister
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 Rebecca Lim, Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
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 Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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 - 17Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim, Scott Donne
2011 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2011.206326
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
Co-authors Brett Graham
2011 Flynn JR, Graham BA, Galea MP, Callister RJ, 'The role of propriospinal interneurons in recovery from spinal cord injury', Neuropharmacology, 60 809-822 (2011) [C1]
DOI 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2011.01.016
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Brett Graham
2011 Pringle 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]
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 21
Co-authors Kirsty Pringle
2011 Flynn 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.06.017
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2010 Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Early history of glycine receptor biology in mammalian spinal cord circuits', Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 3 1-13 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.3389/fnmol.2010.00013
Citations Scopus - 9
Co-authors Brett Graham
2010 Jobling 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]
DOI 10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.01768.x
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
Co-authors Brett Graham, Phillip Jobling, Alan Brichta
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 Rebecca Lim, 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 Rebecca Lim, 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, Rebecca Lim
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 Brett Graham, Rebecca Lim, Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
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, Rebecca Lim
2010 De 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2010.06.028
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
2009 Anderson 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]
DOI 10.1186/1744-8069-5-65
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Brett Graham, Paul Tooney, Alan Brichta
2009 Tadros 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]
DOI 10.1152/jn.90755.2008
Citations Scopus - 25Web of Science - 24
Co-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2008 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1152/jn.01176.2007
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 20
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2007 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1152/jn.00581.2007
Citations Scopus - 57Web of Science - 52
Co-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2007 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2006.123349
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2007 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2007.138198
Citations Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2006 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3991-05.2006
Citations Scopus - 27Web of Science - 28
Co-authors Brett Graham
2006 Lynch JW, Callister RJ, 'Glycine receptors: A new therapeutic target in pain pathways', Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 7 48-53 (2006) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 52Web of Science - 49
2006 Camp 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]
DOI 10.1152/jn.01001.2005
Citations Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2005 Callister 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]
DOI 10.1002/jmor.10318
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
2004 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2004.072645
Citations Scopus - 41Web of Science - 39
Co-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2004 Callister 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]
DOI 10.1002/mus.20158
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2004 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2004.01.014
Citations Scopus - 16Web of Science - 14
Co-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2004 McDonagh 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00359-004-0501-z
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4
2003 Graham 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]
DOI 10.1113/jphysiol.2003.049064
Citations Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31
Co-authors Brett Graham
2003 Callister 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]
DOI 10.1007/s00359-003-0459-2
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
2002 Camp AJ, Lee H, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Afferent responses to mechanical stimulation and drug application in mouse in-vitro labyrinth', Journal of Vestibular Research, 11 175 (2002) [C3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2002 Brichta AM, Camp AJ, Lee H, Callister RJ, 'Intra-axonal recordings from canal afferents in the mouse in-vitro labyrinth', Journal of Vestibular Research, 11 177-178 (2002) [C3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2002 Graham 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-authors Brett Graham
2001 Faber 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]
Citations Scopus - 88Web of Science - 84
2001 Lee H-Y, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Morphophysiology of Vestibular Afferents Recorded from an In Vitro Preparation of the Mouse Inner Ear', Abstracts of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 0 124 (2001) [C3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2001 Lee H-Y, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Physiology of Labelled Vestibular Afferents Recorded from an In Vitro Preparation of the Mouse Inner Ear', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 12 217 (2001) [C3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2001 O'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]
2001 Morgan 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]
2001 O'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]
1999 Callister 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]
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8
1999 Callister RJ, Peterson E, Brichta AM, 'Neuromuscular strategies underlying ballistic movements', Progress in Brain Research, 123 233-243 (1999) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Alan Brichta
1997 Callister 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)
DOI 10.1111/j.1469-7793.1997.165bc.x
Citations Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8
1997 Callister 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)
Citations Web of Science - 18
1997 Callister 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.

Citations Scopus - 19
1996 Callister 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)
Citations Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11
1996 Callister 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)
Citations Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8
1995 LAIDLAW 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)
DOI 10.1002/jmor.1052250205
Citations Scopus - 22Web of Science - 24
1995 CALLISTER 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)
DOI 10.1002/jmor.1052250206
Citations Scopus - 13Web of Science - 17
1992 CALLISTER 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)
DOI 10.1002/cne.903250307
Citations Scopus - 10Web of Science - 14
1992 CALLISTER 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)
DOI 10.1002/cne.903250308
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 8
1991 CALLISTER 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)
DOI 10.1055/s-2007-1024667
Citations Scopus - 82Web of Science - 76
1990 CALLISTER 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)
Citations Scopus - 59Web of Science - 51
1989 CALLISTER 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)
DOI 10.1002/jmor.1051990304
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 11
1987 Brichta 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]
Citations Scopus - 32Web of Science - 43
Co-authors Alan Brichta
1987 CALLISTER 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)
DOI 10.1002/cne.902550305
Citations Scopus - 24Web of Science - 34
Co-authors Alan Brichta
1986 CALLISTER RJ, CALLISTER R, PETERSON EH, 'FIBER TOPOGRAPHY IN A DUALLY INNERVATED NECK MUSCLE', AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST, 26 A82-A82 (1986)
Citations Web of Science - 1
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Conference (61 outputs)

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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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2014 Farrell 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]
Co-authors Simon Keely, Brett Graham
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 Brett Graham, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2013 Tadros MA, Fuglevand AJ, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Electrophysiological properties of cranial and spinal motor neurons in mice', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
Co-authors 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 Brett Graham, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2012 Zouikr 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-authors Deborah Hodgson
2012 Fiore 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-authors Michelle Rank, Robin Callister
2012 Rank 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-authors Michelle Rank, Robin Callister
2012 Flynn 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-authors Brett Graham
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, Rebecca Lim, Brett Graham
2012 Zouikr 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-authors Deborah Hodgson
2012 Callister 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-authors Robin 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, Rebecca Lim
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, Rebecca Lim
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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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 Rebecca Lim, 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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2012 Farrell 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-authors Brett Graham, Simon Keely
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 Rebecca Lim
2011 Burrows 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-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins
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 Brett Graham, Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2011 Graham 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-authors 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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
2010 Callister 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-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2010 Walsh 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-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2010 Harris 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-authors Philip Bolton, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2010 Hughes 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-authors Brett Graham
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 Alan Brichta, Brett Graham, Rebecca Lim
2009 De 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-authors Alan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
2009 Hutchesson 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-authors Philip Morgan, Clare Collins, Melinda Hutchesson
2009 Graham 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-authors Brett Graham
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 Rebecca Lim
2009 Tadros 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-authors Brett Graham
2009 De 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-authors Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
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 Rebecca Lim, 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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
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 Rebecca Lim, Alan Brichta
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 Alan Brichta, Rebecca Lim
2008 Anderson 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-authors Phillip Jobling
2008 Jobling 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-authors Phillip Jobling, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2008 De 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-authors Dirk Vanhelden, Alan Brichta
2008 Callister 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-authors Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2008 Ansell WH, Rivett DA, Callister RJ, 'Overuse injuries and patterns of stretching in Ironman triathletes', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy: eSupplements, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Darren Rivett
2007 Camp AJ, Anderson WB, Callister RJ, Schofield PR, Brichta AM, 'Contribution of inhibitory synaptic transmission to the intrinsic membrane properties of Medial Vestibular Nucleus (MVN) neurons (Poster)', 7th IBRO 2007 World Congress of Neuroscience Program, Melbourne (2007) [E3]
Co-authors 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 Rebecca Lim, Brett Graham, Alan Brichta, Phillip Jobling
2006 Jobling 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-authors Phillip Jobling, Alan Brichta, Brett Graham
2006 Walsh 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-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2005 Graham 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-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2005 Camp AJ, Watson PJ, Schofield PR, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Inhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Medial Vestibular Nucleus Neurons of Wildtype, Spastic, Spasmodic, and Oscillator Mice', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Perth (2005) [E3]
Co-authors Alan Brichta
2005 Callister 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-authors Brett Graham, Alan Brichta
2004 Krajniak 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-authors Alan Brichta, Dirk Vanhelden
1999 Margrie 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]
1999 Morgan 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]
1999 Ryan 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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Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Simon Keely, Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Alan Brichta, Dr David Hughes
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1300361
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington USA, 15 - 19 November 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 Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1400799
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20135 grants / $927,325

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister, Dr David Hughes, Professor George Augustine
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200088
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200254
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Dr Nathan Bartlett
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301137
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300866
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20123 grants / $473,667

Development of peripheral sensory pathways in humans$469,167

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Dr David Hughes, Doctor Phil Jobling
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100102
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Young pain researcher support$2,500

Funding body: Hunter Pain Clinic

Funding body Hunter Pain Clinic
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Dr Melissa Walsh
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200779
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

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

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

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200660
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

20106 grants / $1,062,242

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Mary Galea, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Robin Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000065
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Laser microdissection microscopy system for cell and development biology$350,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Associate Professor Brett Nixon, Doctor Shaun Roman, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Doug Smith, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Professor Christopher Grof, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Professor Gordon Burns, Doctor Brett Graham, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Professor Roger Smith, Laureate Professor Paul Foster, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G0190369
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Associate 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
Scheme NSW MRSP Infrastructure Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1100525
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

ABI 7500 Real Time PCR System $34,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Doctor Rick Thorne, Doctor Nikki Verrills, Conjoint Associate Professor Murray Cairns, Associate Professor Paul Tooney, Doctor Doug Smith, Professor Gordon Burns, Emeritus Professor Leonie Ashman, Conjoint Professor Keith Jones, Doctor Charles De Bock, Doctor Chris Dayas, Doctor Brett Graham, Doctor Martin Horan, Doctor Rebecca Lim, Doctor Severine Roselli, Doctor Larisa Bobrovskaya, Doctor Kathryn Skelding, Doctor Frederick Walker, Doctor Jude Weidenhofer, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Trevor Day, Associate Professor Phillip Dickson, Professor Manohar Garg, Doctor Phil Jobling, Associate Professor Derek Laver, Associate Professor Eugene Nalivaiko, Emeritus Professor John Rostas
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000055
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2010
GNo G1000443
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20093 grants / $496,144

Spinal mechanisms underlying neck pain$451,500

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0188840
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Neurometer CPT/C$28,435

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robin Callister, Doctor Brett Graham, Doctor Phil Jobling
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189845
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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 Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0189842
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20083 grants / $46,569

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

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2008
Funding Finish 2008
GNo G0189221
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20074 grants / $54,430

High speed/sensitivity CCD camera$30,000

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Eileen McLaughlin, Professor Gordon Burns, Doctor Rick Thorne, Dr Marcus Howlett, Doctor Mohammad Imtiaz, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister, Doctor Brett Graham, Associate Professor Derek Laver, Associate Professor Liz Milward, Doctor John Holdsworth
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188196
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187234
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Professor Alan Brichta, Doctor Brett Graham
Scheme Pilot Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0187879
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2007
GNo G0188306
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20063 grants / $1,005,402

Descending control of pain pathways$423,950

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Professor Trevor Day, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185184
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

The neural basis of vestibular compensation$311,472

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185195
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding body Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo G0185817
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

20054 grants / $244,000

INVESTIGATION OF A BRAIN RHYTHM$220,000

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Discovery Projects
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184333
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Novel spinal cord targets for pain management$13,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184884
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Trevor Day
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0184748
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185934
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183988
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183499
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Investigation a brain rythym$14,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Alan Brichta
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184506
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0183869
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2004
Funding Finish 2004
GNo G0184864
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20032 grants / $13,400

Investigation of a Brain Rhythm$11,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0182443
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183319
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20021 grants / $11,000

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0181330
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20016 grants / $75,286

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

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181165
Type Of Funding Contract - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFC
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180044
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0180078
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181178
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme University/NHMRC Equipment Grant Funds
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181179
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181585
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20003 grants / $231,311

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178493
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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

Funding body: Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation

Funding body Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation
Project Team Professor Alan Brichta, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0179041
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178896
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

19992 grants / $17,340

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

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0177964
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Visitor Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1999
Funding Finish 1999
GNo G0178405
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Dr Pankaj Sah
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177158
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1998
GNo G0177210
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19973 grants / $26,433

Bridging Funding - Dr R J Callister$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Special Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0177006
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Small Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0176718
Type Of Funding Scheme excluded from IGS
Category EXCL
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1997
GNo G0179414
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19964 grants / $34,013

Bridging Funding$15,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0177036
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175744
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Dr Pankaj Sah
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0175827
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience$1,513

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176909
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $7,000

The structural basis of synaptic transmission$7,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Dr B Walmsley, Dr Madeleine Nicol, Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0174923
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19943 grants / $29,026

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

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Professor Robert Callister, Dr B Walmsley
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0173373
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Non Commonwealth
Category 1NS
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0174622
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1994
GNo G0175186
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19931 grants / $180,345

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

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

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Robert Callister
Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship (Defunct)
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1993
GNo G0173156
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed13
Current5

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD1.34

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

Past Supervision

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

Email robert.callister@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7808
Mobile 0438120954

Office

Room BB-204 (office), MS312 (lab)
Building Bowman Building (office), Medical Sciences (lab)
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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