Wilson, Mark R. Senior Professor

Senior Professor of Biological Sciences

  • Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute
  • Centre for Medical and Molecular Bioscience
  • Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • Proteostasis and Disease Research Centre

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Prof Wilson has pioneered the identification and study of extracellular (secreted) mammalian chaperones and their roles in protein homeostasis (proteostasis). He also conducts basic research into proteostasis mechanisms that underpin diseases (e.g. motor neurone disease). His research group has developed expertise in a broad range of techniques, including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and the production of recombinant proteins that require extensive post-translational modifications (e.g. extracellular chaperones).

Available as Research Supervisor

Available for Collaborative Projects

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Drug development to treat diseases arising from dysfunctions in proteostasis
  • Solving the riddle of how cells redirect chaperones from the ER to the cytoplasm to protect themselves from proteotoxic stress

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Extracellular chaperones- Roles in Protein Aggregation and Disease West, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Deciphering the structure-function relationships of the extracellular chaperone clusterin Satapathy, Sandeep
    Master of Research -SMAH A confocal microscopy investigation of the release of chaperones from the endoplasmic reticulum during proteostasis stress Purja, Usha

Full Name


  • Senior Professor Mark Richard Wilson

Mailing Address


  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong.

    Northfields Avenue.

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Prof Wilson has pioneered the identification and study of extracellular (secreted) mammalian chaperones and their roles in protein homeostasis (proteostasis). He also conducts basic research into proteostasis mechanisms that underpin diseases (e.g. motor neurone disease). His research group has developed expertise in a broad range of techniques, including confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and the production of recombinant proteins that require extensive post-translational modifications (e.g. extracellular chaperones).

Selected Publications


Investigator On


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Drug development to treat diseases arising from dysfunctions in proteostasis
  • Solving the riddle of how cells redirect chaperones from the ER to the cytoplasm to protect themselves from proteotoxic stress

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Extracellular chaperones- Roles in Protein Aggregation and Disease West, Jennifer
    Doctor of Philosophy Deciphering the structure-function relationships of the extracellular chaperone clusterin Satapathy, Sandeep
    Master of Research -SMAH A confocal microscopy investigation of the release of chaperones from the endoplasmic reticulum during proteostasis stress Purja, Usha

Full Name


  • Senior Professor Mark Richard Wilson

Mailing Address


  • School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong.

    Northfields Avenue.

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility