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Matosin, Natalie Dr

Al & Val Rosenstrauss Research Fellow

  • Al & Val Rosenstrauss Fellow - University of Wollongong 2021 - 2025
  • NHMRC Research Fellow - Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry 2016 - 2021
  • Research Associate - University of New South Wales 2015 - 2016

Overview


Dr Natalie Matosin is group leader of the Mental Illness and Disorders of Stress (MINDS) Lab at the University of Wollongong's Molecular Horizons and Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institutes. 

The MINDS Lab broadly aims to understand how stress contributes to the development of mental illness.

We aim to understand what happens to the cells and molecules in the human brain after stress exposure or in mental illness. To do this, we predominately study human brain specimens from people who used to live with a mental illness and/or had very stressful lives. We use these specimens to pinpoint differences in the shapes, numbers, orientation and connections of brain cells, as well as what is happening inside them. Our research is unique in that we implement unbiased multi-omics approaches, and combine them with advanced histological methods to take genetic findings to the cellular level. We also work closely with our collaborators to use human stem-cell and animal models to further study our research questions. Our research provides the fundamental knowledge needed to develop new treatments and interventions for mental illnesses.


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Top Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Available as Research Supervisor

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the Molecular and Functional Changes to Neurons from Alzheimers Disease Patients Targa Dias Anastacio, Helena
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluating the impacts of stress on astrocytes in the context of severe psychiatric disorders Kaul, Dominic
    Doctor of Philosophy Defining the Impact of Early-Life Stress on the Hippocampus in Severe Psychiatric Disorders Curry, Amber

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Investigating the Molecular and Functional Changes to Neurons from Alzheimers Disease Patients Targa Dias Anastacio, Helena
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluating the impacts of stress on astrocytes in the context of severe psychiatric disorders Kaul, Dominic
    Doctor of Philosophy Defining the Impact of Early-Life Stress on the Hippocampus in Severe Psychiatric Disorders Curry, Amber
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