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Biography: Meghan Thomas
Friday, 06 June 2008 17:55

Dr Meghan Thomas is a developmental neurobiologist who joined the Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group in 2009.  Dr Thomas received her PhD from the School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia. She is director of the Parkinson's Centre at Edith Cowan University (ECU), holds an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant for stem cell research in a model of Parkinson's disease, and adjunct postdoctoral fellow in the School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia. Her research interests include the role of transcription factors such as the Pax genes and stem cell biology in Parkinson's disease. Meghan also collaborates with exercise physiologists, neurologists, and psychologists at ECU in studying the effects of exercise in Parkinson's disease. 

 

Publications:

 

Perplexing Pax: from puzzle to paradigm.

Blake JA, Thomas M, Thompson JA, White R, Ziman M.

Dev Dyn. 2008 Oct;237(10):2791-803. Review.

 

Pax7 expression in the adult rat superior colliculus following optic nerve injury.

Thomas MG, Barker RA, Beazley LD, Ziman MR.

Neuroreport. 2007 Jan 22;18(2):105-9.

 

A multiphasic role for Pax7 in tectal development.

Thomas M, Beazley L, Ziman M.

Exp Brain Res. 2006 Feb;169(2):266-71. Epub 2006 Jan 21.


Expression profiles suggest a role for Pax7 in the establishment of tectal polarity and map refinement.

Thomas M, Lazic S, Beazley L, Ziman M.

Exp Brain Res. 2004 Jun;156(3):263-73. Epub 2004 Apr 27.


A key role for Pax7 transcripts in determination of muscle and nerve cells.

Ziman MR, Thomas M, Jacobsen P, Beazley L.

Exp Cell Res. 2001 Aug 15;268(2):220-9.