Translational Molecular Psychiatry

The Translational Molecular Psychiatry research program established by Prof Suresh Sundram, is evolving as an integrated program spanning molecular and cellular studies, animal behavioural neuroscience, biomarker and clinical research and clinical trial investigations into psychotic disorders.  Since inception in 2015, the program has 6 post-doctoral researchers, and 7 post-graduate students contributing to more than 30 research publications, and in collaboration with Monash University, national and international research groups, been granted over $2m in research funding.  This will substantially increase with recent approval of two international multisite early phase industry sponsored clinical trials in schizophrenia.

Meet the team


Other staff and students

Laboratory Manager

  • Dr Chew Ling Linda Lau

Research Assistant

  • Ms Hayley Darke

PhD students

  • Dr Tharini Ketharanathan
  • Dr Sujeevan Sinnatamby
  • Dr Vaidy Swaminathan

Honours student

  • Ms Holly Pertile

Research groups