Research

Our diverse research groups are working on the mechanisms of diabetes and its complications, including heart disease, blindness and kidney disease. Some of the most important discoveries are yet to be unravelled and converted into innovative treatments and clinical outcomes.

The Department of Diabetes' major research groups and leader profiles
Terri Allen

A/Prof Terri Allen

Allen group
Diabetes


Dr Zhong-Lin Chai

Chai group
Pathophysiology of diabetic complications 


Prof Mark Cooper AO
Head of Department 
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Prof Sam El-Osta

El-Osta group
Diabetes 
name

A/Prof Melinda Coughlan

Coughlan group
Diabetes 
name

Prof Karin Jandeleit-Dahm

Jandeleit-Dahm group
Diabetes, kidney disease 


Prof Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka

Wilkinson-Berka group
Diabetic retinopathy 
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A/Prof Phillip Kantharidis

Kantharidis group
Diabetic complications 
Tom Karagiannis

Dr Tom Karagiannis

Karagiannis group
Epigenetics, epigenomic medicine 
Merlin Thomas 

Prof Merlin Thomas 

Thomas Group
Diabetes  
Paul Zimmet

Prof Paul Zimmet

Diabetes, epidemiology