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Dr Rachael Murray

Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences

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Name
Dr Rachael Murray
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Immunology, Other Medical and Health Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 6081
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD in Biochemistry (University of Leicester)

Professional memberships
and associations

President: Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (2012- present)

Editor, Research: Wound Practice and Research

Member: Editorial Board for Frontiers Cell and Developmental Biology

Member: Editorial Board for Frontiers in Immunology

 

Keywords

Cell migration, Cytokine secretion, Inflammation, Tissue Repair, Wound Healing, Macrophages, Intracellular trafficking, MMP secretion

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Research theme: Health

Research discipline: Cell and Molecular Biosciences

Research area: Tissue Repair and Inflammation; Intracellular Trafficking; MMP secretion; Cytokine Secretion

Dr Rachael Murray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences, is Head of the Inflammation and Tissue Repair group and is President of the Australasian Wound and Tissue repair Society. Dr Murray undertook her PhD at the University of Leicester in the UK studying the proteasome and immune proteasomes in mammalian cells, followed by a postdoc position at the University of Oxford Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine in Oxford studying proteasomes in yeast. In 2001 she moved to Adelaide to work at the University of Adelaide on a deubiquitinating enzyme that regulates intracellular trafficking. Dr Murray then undertook a highly successful postdoc at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at the University of Queensland looking at how macrophages cytokine secretion and inflammation. Dr Murray was then awarded an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship to establish her own research group at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead working with the Burns Unit to look at ways to alter inflammation in burn wounds and modulate scar formation. In 2012 she moved to QUT to take up an ECARD position and continue her research in tissue repair and inflammation.

Dr Murray research has 34 publications with 1912 citations (Google Scholar) in total, averaging 56 cites per article. Her research publications include a 1st Author Science paper and a Nature Reviews Immunology publication. She has an H-index of 19 and an i10-index of 23 (Google scholar).

Current projects include:

1. Reducing scar formation after burn injury: Regulation of inflammation in wounds by Flightless I (NHMRC APP10477)

2. Improving chronic wound healing: Identifying the route and potential ‘druggable’ proteins that regulate MMP secretion from macrophages (IHBI MRC grant)

3. Regulation inflammation: Looking at the role of Stx11 in regulating macrophages activation and cytokine secretion.

4. Reducing macrophage migration into wounds: Looking at how integrin are trafficked and recycled during migration.

This information has been contributed by Dr Rachael Murray.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Cell & Molecular Biotechnology UNDERGRADUATE

Work Integrated Learning Discipline Leader

Semester 1

  • Unit coordinator – LQB502 Work Integrated Learning A
  • Unit coordinator – LQB503 Work Integrated Learning B

Semester 2

  • Unit coordinator – LQB485 Cell Biology
  • Guest lecturer – LQB693 Perspectives in Immunology

RESEARCH TEACHING PhD Students

  • Current Lucas Wager (produced 2 publications)
  • 2017 Joan Rohl (produced 2 publications)
  • 2011 Carolin Offenhauser (produced 8 publications)
  • 2009 Stephanie Wood (produced 4 publications)
  • 2007 Jason Kay (produced 9 publications)

Master students

  • Current Zoe West (QUT) (produced 3 publications)
  • 2015 Maren Rudolph (QUT) (produced 1 publication)

Honours

  • 2018 Rachael Baartz (QUT)
  • 2018 Sheridan Helman (QUT)
  • 2017 Mark Hesketh (QUT)
  • 2017 Joshua Reilly (QUT)
  • 2017 Katherine Sahin (QUT)
  • 2013 Andreea Zaharia (QUT)
  • 2004 Stephanie Wood (UQ)

Work Integrated Learning LQB502

  • 2016 Zoe West (QUT)
  • 2015 Mark Hesketh (QUT
  • 2015 Katherine Sahin (QUT)
  • 2015 Emily Wilson (QUT)
  • 2015 Mark Hesketh (QUT)

Work Integrated Learning LQB503

  • 2017 Zoe West (QUT)
  • 2015 Mark Hesketh (QUT)

Karolinska Institute (Sweden) – QUT Exchange Student

  • 2014 Ellinor Mohberg,

University of Utrech (Netherlands) Pharmacy internship

  • 2011 Linda Franken (produced 2 publications)

University of Sydney Summer Scholarship student

  • 2009 Anisyah Ridiandries
  • 2008 Enamul Haque

University of Queensland Summer Scholarship student

  • 2003 Stephanie Wood

University of Adelaide Summer student

  • 2001 Lachlan Jolly (produced 1 publication)
This information has been contributed by Dr Rachael Murray.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Member of the scientific committee International Wound Practice & Research Conference 2017
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2016
Details
Convenor and member of the scientific committee for the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society (AWTRS) and the Molecular & Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia (MEPSA) conference 2016 (AWTRS-MEPSA2016)
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2016
Details
President of the Australasian Wound and Tissue Repair Society (2012 - present)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Member of Editorial Board for Wound Practice and Research (2011 to present)
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Member of the scientific committee for the 2014 Cutaneous Biology Meeting, Stradbroke Island.
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2014
Details
Convenor and member of the scientific committee for 4th Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society Meeting, Gold Coast, 2014
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Member of the Editorial Board for Frontiers Cell and Developmental Biology (2014 - present)
Type
Membership of Review Panels on Prestigious Grant Applications
Reference year
2014
Details
NHMRC project grant review panel member - Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Regenerative Medicine & Developmental Biology GRP 2014
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
Convenor and member of the scientific committee for the conjoint 3rd Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society Meeting & 9th Australasian Dermatology Research Society Meeting, Sydney, 2012
Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2011
Details
Fellowship - NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Award (2007-2011)

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
The Cell Biology and Immunology of Wound Healing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
457247
Start year
2007
Keywords
Title
Integrin Intracellular Transport, Expression and Function in Macrophages Regulates Inflammation During Wound Healing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
512259
Start year
2008
Keywords
Title
Dampening Inflammation with Flightless
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
1047744
Start year
2013
Keywords
inflammation; Toll-like receptors; cytokine secretion; signalling; innate immunity

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