Personal details

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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Identifiers and profiles
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Qualifications

PhD in Biochemistry (University of Leicester)

Professional memberships
and associations

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Immediate Past President: Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (2019- present)

President: Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society (2012- 2018)

Editor, Research: Wound Practice and Research (2016 – present)

Member: Editorial Board for Frontiers in Immunology (2015 – present)

Member: Editorial Board for Frontiers Cell and Developmental Biology (2014 – present)

QUT LS40 Biomedical Sciences Work Integrated Learning Discipline Leader

School of Biomedical Sciences Gender equity and Athena Swan Representative (2019 – present)

School of Biomedical Sciences Operations Committee Member (2019- present)

School of Biomedical Sciences Post Graduate Committee Member (2019 – present)

Member, Queensland University Biosafety Committee 2015-2019

Prospective PhD students

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Keywords

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

* 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: Diabetes Complication Biomarkers

Dr Rachael Murray is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biomedical Sciences, is Head of the Inflammation and Tissue Repair group and is Immediate 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 41 publications with 3070 citations (Google Scholar) in total, averaging 75 cites per article. Her research publications include a 1st Author Science paper and a Nature Reviews Immunology publication. She has an H-index of 25 and an i10-index of 31 (Google scholar).

Current projects include:

  • Reducing macrophage migration into wounds and improving wound healing. ​
  •  Identifying biomarkers for the onset of complications of diabetes, such as chronic wounds. ​

 

This information has been contributed by Dr Rachael Murray.

Teaching

Teaching discipline: Cell & Molecular Biotechnology

UNDERGRADUATE

Work Integrated Learning Discipline Leader

Summer Semester

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

Semester 2

  • Unit coordinator – LQB485 Cell Biology

RESEARCH TEACHING PhD Students

Current

  • Lucas Wager (produced 2 publications)
  • Zoe West (produced 3 publications)

Past

  • 2017 Joan Rohl (produced 2 publications)
  • 2016 Dario Stupar
  • 2011 Carolin Offenhauser (produced 8 publications)
  • 2009 Stephanie Wood (produced 4 publications)
  • 2007 Jason Kay (produced 9 publications)

Master students

  • 2019 Savannah Aichenson
  • 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)

Awards/Honours to Students Under My Supervision

  • Zoe West, Light Microscopy Conference 2019 Bursary Award
  • Zoe West, Light Microscopy Conference 2019, Best Poster Prize (2nd place)
  • Zoe West, Cutaneous Biology 2018, conference Travel Award
  • Lucas Wager, AWTRS-MEPSA 2016 Conference Best Poster Prize (2nd place)
  • Lucas Wager, AWTRS-MEPSA 2016 Conference Travel Award S500
  • Joan Rohl – ASMR 2nd Place Poster Presentation, 2015 ASMR Queensland Postgraduate Student Conference
  • Joan Rohl – ANZCBD2015 International Travel Award S1000
  • Joan Rohl – AWTRS 2015 International Travel Award S1000
  • Joan Rohl – AWTRS 2014 Best Poster Prize (runner up)
  • Joan Rohl – AWTRS 2014 Travel Award S500
  • Joan Rohl – 2nd place poster prize Brisbane Cell and Developmental Meeting
  • Andreea Zaharia – AWTRS Travel Award $500
  • Jay Kay – University of Queensland Medal for his PhD thesis.
  • Kelly Veale – Tissue Therapies Travel Award $500
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
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
Coloplast Biatain Literary award for the best review in Wound Practice & Research
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2019
Details
Athena Swan Program QUT STEMM Diversity and Inclusion Individual Winner
Type
Appointment to Prestigious Positions
Reference year
2019
Details
Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society, Immediate past President 2019-2020, President 2012- 2018, Secretary 2007-2012
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
Australasian Wound & Tissue Repair Society Lifetime Membership Award, member for life.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
QUT Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence, Learning and Teaching Leadership.
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
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Member of Editorial Board for Wound Practice and Research (2011 to present)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2015
Details
Member of the editorial board Frontiers in Immunology (2015 - present)
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

Research projects

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

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
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
Investigating 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
The Cell Biology and Immunology of Wound Healing
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
457247
Start year
2007
Keywords

Supervision

Current supervisions

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)