Allen research group

Group Leader

A/Prof Terri Allen

Research fellow
Dr Bryna Chow

Animal technicians
Ms Elisha Lastavec
Ms Megan Haillay
Ms Samantha Sacca

Honours student
Ms Donna Almira

Contact Details
E: terri.allen@monash.edu
+61 3 9903 0010

Key terms: Diabetes, atherosclerosis, nephropathy

Research goals

  1. To study the role of the renin-angiotensin system in particular the AT1 and AT2 receptors in experimental models of diabetic nephropathy.
  2. To study the role of the renin-angiotensin system and treatment in diabetic atherosclerosis.

The group


Feb 2017. L-R. Ms Elisha Lastavec, A/Prof Terri Allen, Ms Megan Haillay, Dr Bryna Chow. Absent: Ms Samantha Sacca, Ms Donna Almira

Research Overview

Our group uses various animal models to study treatments, diets and genetic manipulations to look at the effect on diabetic micro- and macrovascular disease. We also provide a core service to the rest of the department via our expertise in animal models and supplying animal technician services with various specialised techniques.

Projects and Opportunities

  • Role of the AT2 receptor in the development of diabetic nephropathy in the Akita mouse

Current project funding

  • Dr Bryna chow is supported by a Research Fellowship from the JDRF International

Recent publications

Pubmed link [Allen+TJ]