Chair Students - Corinna Van Den Heuvel
Corinna Van Den Heuvel, B Health Sci (Hon), PhD
Department of Pathology, University of Adelaide
Benjamin Poulton Medical Research Scholarship for a PhD in Neurotrauma. May 1996 - 1999
Research in the Neurosurgery Department:
- Relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury
- Specialised molecular pathological techniques to study the early response of certain genes and proteins to traumatic brain and spinal cord injury.
- Study the neuroprotective properties of cyclosporin-A, MgSO4 and APP.
Born in Adelaide started a Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Adelaide in 1991.
I found the study of human biology very interesting during the first couple of years of my health science degree and by third year I realized that neuroanatomy was one of my better subjects. Also, during my tertiary studies I had a couple of friends who were killed in road traffic accidents and I think that this inspired me to want to study traumatic brain injury which combined both of my interests of pathology and neuroanatomy
I enjoy teaching but I also love the fact that I am able to continue my research for which I am extremely passionate about. I am looking forward to moving into the new Neuroscience Department of the IMVS this year and remaining an active member of the Neuroscience Consortium here in Adelaide.