NHMRC funding success 2016
Professor Alan Brichta has been awarded more than $491,000 in NHMRC Project Grant funding commencing in 2016 for his research project Mechanisms underlying efferent feedback in the vestibular system.
About the project
The balance system has a remarkable, but poorly understood capacity for self-repair. An intrinsic feedback mechanism, the Efferent Vestibular System or EVS is thought to play a major role in this self-repair. Surprisingly, we know little about EVS function in animals or humans. We will study the EVS in mice and humans to gain a better understanding of how it works. This information will then drive the design of therapies that improve and restore balance in disease, injury, or ageing.