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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.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Ohio University - USA, 08/06/1990
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy, University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of New South Wales

Research

Research keywords

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

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.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
111600Medical Physiology50
110900Neurosciences35
111799Public Health And Health Services Not Elsewhere Classified15

Memberships

NHMRC Committee

  • Society for neuroscience, Australian Neuroscience Society

Awards

Recognition.

2006Research Higher Degree Supervisor of the Year, 2006
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Award for providing research supervison to RHD students

Collaboration

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.

Administrative

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)

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Anatomy
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology

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).

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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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]
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]
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]
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]

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (4 outputs)

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2012Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Pain', The Mouse Nervous System, Academic Press, San Diego 589-606 (2012) [B1]

Co-authors: BRETT 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-authors: ALAN 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-authors: ALAN 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 (80 outputs)

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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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, 29 142-142 (2014)
2014Rank 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, (2014)
2014Lim R, Drury HR, Camp AJ, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Preliminary characterization of voltage-activated whole-cell currents in developing human vestibular hair cells and calyx afferent terminals', JARO - Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 15 755-766 (2014)
2014Lim R, Drury HR, Camp AJ, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Anatomical and physiological characterisation of human vestibular hair cells.', J Vestib Res, 24 186-187 (2014)
2014Poppi LA, Tabatabaee H, Callister RJ, Lim R, Brichta AM, ', AM Brichta (2014) Peripheral efferent vestibular system and fast cholinergic activity. J Vestib Res 24:190 (doi:', J Vestib Res, 24 190-191 (2014)
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)
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)
2014Tadros MA, Farrell KE, Schofield PR, Brichta AM, Graham BA, Fuglevand AJ, Callister RJ, 'Intrinsic and synaptic homeostatic plasticity in motoneurons from mice with glycine receptor mutations.', J Neurophysiol, 111 1487-1498 (2014)
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)
2014Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Spicing up the gabapentionoids: Facilitating gabapentin entry in spinal pain circuits', Neuroscience Letters, (2014)
2014Wellings TP, Graham BA, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Lim R, 'Calcium binding proteins subdivide medial vestibular nucleus neurons', J Vestib Res, 24 191-192 (2014)
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]
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]
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]

Co-authors: ROBIN CALLISTER

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]

Co-authors: BRETT GRAHAM

2012Tadros MA, Harris B, Anderson WB, Brichta AM, Graham BA, Callister RJ, 'Are all spinal segments equal: Intrinsic membrane properties of superficial dorsal horn neurons in the developing and mature mouse spinal cord', Journal of Physiology, 590 2409-2425 (2012) [C1]
2012De Oliveira R, Gravina FS, Lim R, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, Van Helden DF, 'Heterogeneous responses to antioxidants in noradrenergic neurons of the Locus coeruleus indicate differing susceptibility to free radical content', Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, 2012 820285 (2012) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]

Co-authors: KIRSTY PRINGLE

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]
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]
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]
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]
2010Callister RJ, Graham BA, 'Early history of glycine receptor biology in mammalian spinal cord circuits', Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience, 3 1-13 (2010) [C1]
2010De Oliveira R, Howlett MC, Gravina FS, Imtiaz MS, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Van Helden DF, 'Pacemaker currents in mouse locus coeruleus neurons', Neuroscience, 170 166-177 (2010) [C1]
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]
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]
2010Lim R, Camp AJ, Walsh MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'In vitro whole-cell conductances recorded from developing human cristae.', J Vestib Res, 285-286 (2010)
2010Lim R, Stitt IM, Camp AJ, Walsh MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Inhibitory synaptic transmission in the lateral vestibular nucleus.', J. Vestib. Res, 286-287 (2010)
2009Tadros MA, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Evidence for a critical period in the development of excitability and potassium currents in mouse lumbar superficial dorsal horn neurons', Journal of Neurophysiology, 101 1800-1812 (2009) [C1]
2009Anderson WB, Graham BA, Beveridge NJ, Tooney PA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Different forms of glycine- and GABA(A)-receptor mediated inhibitory synaptic transmission in mouse superficial and deep dorsal horn neurons', Molecular Pain, 5 1-16 (2009) [C1]
2008Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Recording temperature affects the excitability of mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons, in vitro', Journal of Neurophysiology, 99 2048-2059 (2008) [C1]
2007Graham BA, Brichta AM, 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]
2007Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Pinch-current injection defines two discharge profiles in mouse superficial dorsal horn neurones, in vitro', Journal of Physiology, 578 787-798 (2007) [C1]
2007Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Moving from an averaged to specific view of spinal cord pain processing circuits', Journal of Neurophysiology, 98 1057-1063 (2007) [C1]
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]
2006Lynch JW, Callister RJ, 'Glycine receptors: A new therapeutic target in pain pathways', Current Opinion in Investigational Drugs, 7 48-53 (2006) [C1]
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]
2005Lee HY, Camp AJ, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Vestibular primary afferent activity in an in vitro preparation of the mouse inner ear', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 145 73-87 (2005) [C1]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: BRETT GRAHAM

2002Brichta AM, Camp AJ, Lee H, Callister RJ, 'Intra-axonal recordings from canal afferents in the mouse in-vitro labyrinth', Journal of Vestibular Research, 11 177-178 (2002) [C3]

Co-authors: ALAN BRICHTA

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

Co-authors: ALAN BRICHTA

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]
2001Lee H-Y, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Morphophysiology of Vestibular Afferents Recorded from an In Vitro Preparation of the Mouse Inner Ear', Abstracts of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Midwinter Research Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 0 124 (2001) [C3]

Co-authors: ALAN BRICHTA

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

Co-authors: ALAN 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]
1999Callister RJ, Peterson E, Brichta AM, 'Neuromuscular strategies underlying ballistic movements', Progress in Brain Research, 123 233-243 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: ALAN BRICHTA

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]
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
1987Brichta AM, Callister RJ, Peterson EH, 'Quantitative analysis of cervical musculature in rats: Histochemical composition and motor pool organization', J. Comp. Neurol, 255 351-368 (1987) [C1]

Co-authors: ALAN 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)
1986CALLISTER RJ, CALLISTER R, PETERSON EH, 'FIBER TOPOGRAPHY IN A DUALLY INNERVATED NECK MUSCLE', AMERICAN ZOOLOGIST, 26 A82-A82 (1986)
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Conference (58 outputs)

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

Co-authors: ALAN BRICHTA

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-authors: DEBORAH HODGSON

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]
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-authors: 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-authors: 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-authors: BRETT 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]
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-authors: DEBORAH 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-authors: ROBIN 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]
2012Lim R, Callister RJ, Holt JC, Migliaccio AA, Brichta AM, 'Efferent modulation of peripheral vestibular organs', Neuro-Otology Society of Australia, Sydney (2012) [E3]
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]
2012Lim R, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'The other part of the ear - a 'balanced' view', Sydney 2012 Joint AuPS/PSNZ/ASB Meeting. Programme, Sydney, NSW (2012) [E3]
2012Lim R, Camp AJ, Drury HR, Tadros MA, Callister RJ, Brichta AM, 'Characterisation of developing human hair cells', Association for Research in Otolaryngology, San Diego, California (2012)
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)
2012Tadros MA, Jack R, Lim R, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Hughes DI, Callister RJ, 'Sensorimotor processing in the spinal cord of the developing human fetus', Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, USA (2012)
2012Lim R, 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

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)
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: BRETT GRAHAM

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]
2010Callister RJ, Walsh MA, Harris BM, Anderson WB, Brichta AM, Graham BA, 'Segmental and developmental differences in the excitability of mouse superficial dorsal horn neurons', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
2010Walsh MA, Farrell KE, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'Sodium current properties differ in neonate and adult superficial dorsal horn neurons', 13th World Congress on Pain: Abstracts, Montreal, QC (2010) [E3]
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-authors: BRETT 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-authors: 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]
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]
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]
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-authors: BRETT GRAHAM

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]
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]
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]
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]
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-authors: 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]
2008Callister RJ, Brichta AM, Graham BA, 'Beyond the dorsal horn: The use of animal models to discover new sites for pain therapy', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Newcastle, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Jobling P, Graham BA, Brichta AM, Callister RJ, 'In vivo patch clamp recording of synaptic events evoked in superficial dorsal horn neurons after stimulation of the female reproductive tract in the mouse', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, Hobart, TAS (2008) [E3]
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-authors: DARREN 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-authors: ALAN BRICHTA

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

Co-authors: 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]
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]
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]
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]
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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Number of grants67
Total funding$6,154,119

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2014 (2 grants)

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

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

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Washington USA, 15 - 19 November 2014.$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020142014
GNo:G1400799

2013 (5 grants)

The role of presynaptic inhibition in neuropathic pain$466,044
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister, Dr David Hughes, Professor George Augustine
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$466,04420132015
GNo:G1200088

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

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

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

2014 ARC/NHMRC Fellowship External Applicant Support - FHM$6,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Dr Nathan Bartlett
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,00020132013
GNo:G1301137

Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, 9 - 13 November 2013$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020132013
GNo:G1300866

2012 (3 grants)

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

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

Young pain researcher support$2,500
Funding Body: Hunter Pain Clinic

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Dr Melissa Walsh
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020122012
GNo:G1200779

Society for neuroscience annual meeting, New Orleans, 13 - 17 October 2012$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020122012
GNo:G1200660

2011 (1 grants)

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

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

2010 (6 grants)

Connectivity of regenerating axons following spinal cord injury$385,125
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Mary Galea, Professor Robert Callister, Professor Robin Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$385,12520102012
GNo:G1000065

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

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

HMRI MRSP Infrastructure Grant (10-11) - Cardiovascular$76,117
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
SchemeRole
NSW MRSP Infrastructure GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$76,11720102010
GNo:G1100525

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

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000443

2009 (3 grants)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2008 (3 grants)

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

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

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

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

12th World Congress on Pain, Glasgow Scotland, 17/8/2008 - 22/8/2008$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020082008
GNo:G0189221

2007 (4 grants)

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

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

Identifying new spinal cord targets for pain management.$14,252
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Brett Graham, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,25220072007
GNo:G0187234

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

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

Annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0188306

2006 (3 grants)

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

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

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

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

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

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

2005 (4 grants)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, 12-16 November 2005$1,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,00020052005
GNo:G0185934

2004 (5 grants)

Molecular determinants of inhibitory synoptic function studies using mutant and transgenic mice$180,000
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00020042006
GNo:G0183988

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

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

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

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

Visit of Professor Douglas Stuart 29 March 2004 to 14 May 2004$3,426
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,42620042004
GNo:G0183869

Annual Meeting of the Society of Neuroscience, 23-27 October 2004, USA$1,830
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,83020042004
GNo:G0184864

2003 (2 grants)

Investigation of a Brain Rhythm$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020032003
GNo:G0182443

Society for Neuroscience Annual General Meeting New Orleans USA 7-12 November 2003$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40020032003
GNo:G0183319

2002 (1 grants)

Effects of altered genes on synaptic transmission in the intact nervous system$11,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020022002
GNo:G0181330

2001 (6 grants)

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

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

Evaluation of Gene Delivery Methods in Brainstem Motoneurones$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020012001
GNo:G0180044

Reciprocal Regulation of Kinases and Phosphatases in Long Term Synaptic Plasticity$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020012001
GNo:G0180078

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)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,77020012001
GNo:G0181178

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

Project Team
Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Dirk Van Helden, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
University/NHMRC Equipment Grant FundsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,77020012001
GNo:G0181179

Annual Meeting of the Society of Nuroscience San Diego, USA 10-15 November, 2001$1,746
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,74620012001
GNo:G0181585

2000 (3 grants)

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

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

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

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

Plasticity of inhibitory synaptic connections in the spastic mouse.$11,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,00020002000
GNo:G0178896

1999 (2 grants)

Physiological Properties of Glycine Receptors in Spastic Mice$13,990
Funding Body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,99019991999
GNo:G0177964

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

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,35019991999
GNo:G0178405

1998 (2 grants)

Mechanisms underlying inhibitory glycinergic transmission in the central nervous system$111,496
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Dr Pankaj Sah
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$111,49619982000
GNo:G0177158

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

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,00019981998
GNo:G0177210

1997 (3 grants)

Bridging Funding - Dr R J Callister$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019971997
GNo:G0177006

Clycine receptor distribution on motoneurons of normal and spastic mice.$10,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019971997
GNo:G0176718

Annual Meeting of the society of Neuroscience, USA, 25-30 October 1997$1,433
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,43319971997
GNo:G0179414

1996 (4 grants)

Bridging Funding$15,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019961996
GNo:G0177036

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

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Emeritus Professor Peter Dunkley, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019961996
GNo:G0175744

The role of receptor-operated calcium influx in neuronal activity.$5,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Dr Pankaj Sah
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,50019961996
GNo:G0175827

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience$1,513
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,51319961996
GNo:G0176909

1995 (1 grants)

The structural basis of synaptic transmission$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Dr B Walmsley, Dr Madeleine Nicol, Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019951995
GNo:G0174923

1994 (3 grants)

94 GRANT. Characterisation of synaptic currents in visualized neurons and presynaptic terminals.$15,957
Funding Body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister, Dr B Walmsley
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,95719941994
GNo:G0173373

Synaptic transmission in neurons of the autonomic nervous system.$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
New Staff GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019941994
GNo:G0174622

Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Miami, Florida USA, 13-18 November 1994$1,069
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,06919941994
GNo:G0175186

1993 (1 grants)

Mechanisms Underlying Synaptic Transmission in the Central Nervous System.$180,345
Funding Body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Robert Callister
SchemeRole
Postdoctoral Fellowship (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,34519931996
GNo:G0173156
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.84

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

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Human Physiology)Co-SupervisorThe Sinoatrial Node Pacemaker in Health and Disease
20142018PhD (Pharmacy)Co-SupervisorPeripheral Opioid Receptor Targeting for the Relief of Pain, Inflammation and Disease Progression in Rheumatoid Arthritis
20142018PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorSynaptic Properties of the Peripheral Efferent Vestibular System
20132017PhD (Human Physiology)Co-SupervisorThe Role of Calretinin Positive Interneurons in Spinal Sensory Coding
20112015PhD (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorSpinal Cord Signalling in a Mouse Model of IBD
20102014PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorInvestigation of Two Substrates Underlying Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury: Synaptic Plasticity and Propriospinal Interneurons

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012M Philosophy (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of Neck Muscle Inflammation on Neuronal Excitability in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord
2011PhD (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorElectrophysiological Development of Superficial Dorsal Horn Neurons in Mice
2010PhD (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorCannabinoid Signaling Mechanisms in the Central Nervous System
2007PHD Human Biology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorInhibitory mechanisms in mouse medial vestibular nucleus neurons
2007PhD (Anatomy)Co-SupervisorInhibitory Synaptic Transmission in Mouse Medial Vestibular Nucleus Neurons
2006Honours Human Biology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe development of intrinsic properties in superficial dorsal horn neurons.
2006PhD (Anatomy)Principal SupervisorPain processing mechanisms in the superficial dorsal horn of the mouse spinal cord: in vivo and in vitro
2005Honours Human Biology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe role of altered inhibitory synaptic transmission in the vestibular system
2004Honours Human Biology
University of Newcastle
Co-SupervisorThe locus coeruleus: Action potential modulation in a neural network
2002Honours Accounting
University of Newcastle
Principal SupervisorGlycinergic and GABAAergic synaptic inhibition in superficial dorsal horn neurons in wild type, spastic and oscillator mice
2001Honours Human Biology
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorDevelopment of GABAergic synaptic transmission in the norma and spastic mouse
2000Honours Human Biology
University of Newcastle
Sole SupervisorThe development of glycinergic synaptic connections in the spastic mouse
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Professor Robert Callister

Work Phone(02) 4921 7808
Cell / Mobile Phone0438120954
Fax(02) 4921 7812
Email
PositionActing Deputy Head of Faculty
Office of the PVC Health and Medicine
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaAnatomy
Office
MS415 (office) MS312 (lab),
Medical Sciences,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/robert-callister