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Professor Rowe is the Foundation Professor of Neurology in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University; Chairman of Macquarie Neurology, and Consultant Neurologist at Macquarie University Hospital.

For ten years he was Chairman of the MND Research Institute of Australia, taking this funding body from minor influence to the major source of funding for MND research in Australia. He is the Principal Investigator on the Parkinson’s Progression Marker Initiative, re-sponsible for the only Australian site in this ground breaking collabo-rative research in PD. Together with Professor Kiernan and others, he founded the Australian Motor Neurone Disease Registry. For the last nine years he has been instrumental in the set up and im-plementation of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University.

Professor Rowe was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honour List for services to Medicine and Neurology, particularly Motor Neurone Disease and Parkinson’s.

Professor Rowe is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Associ-ation of Neurologists; International Movement Disorder Society and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
He is a Chairman of Neurology at Macquarie University Hospital and the founder of Macquarie Neurolo-gy; an adult neurology practice that performs more than 10,000 patient episodes per year. Macquarie Neu-rology manages the care of more than 200 patients with MND, 600 patients with Parkinson’s and 100 patients with Multiple Sclerosis.

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Projects 2009 2023

NHMRC - PARTNERSHIP PROJECTS 2017: Motor Neurone Disease: Patient centred care for a progressive neurological disease— evidence driving policy.

Kiernan, M. C., Wray, N. R., Talman, P., Vucic, S., Mathers, S., Henderson, R. D., Bellgard, M., Aoun, S. M., Savulescu, J., Rowe, D., Birks, C., Blair, I., Hansen, C., Hogden, A., Needham, M., Olds, P., Schultz, D., Soulis, T., Williams, S., Zoing, M. & Smith, G.


Project: Research

Macquarie University Centre for Motor Neuron Disease Research

Blair, I., Rowe, D., Guillemin, G., Chung, R., Atkin, J., Cole, N., Laird, A., Lim, C., Williams, K., Yang, S., Morsch, M., Lee, A., Shi, B., Walker, A., Lovejoy, D., Furlong, S., Adams, L., Syal, D., Bazzi, R., Svahn, A., Parakh, S., Shahheydari, H., Konopka, A., Ragagnin, A., Mehta, P., Wright, A., Bourbon, L., Sabaretnam, T., Don, E., Hortle, E., De Luca, A., Zhang, K., Tarr, I., Galper, J., Varney, B., Chow, S. & Formella, I.


Project: Research

Sporadic ALS Australian Systems Genomics Consortium (SALSA- SGC)

Blair, I., Wray, N., Benyamin, B., Henderson, R. D., Kiernan, M., Laing, N., Mathers, S., McCombe, P. A., Nicholson, G., Pamphlett, R., Rowe, D., Schultz, D., Visscher, P. M., Vucic, S., Williams, K., Zhao, Q., Al-Chalabi, A., Veldink, J., Van den Berg, L. & Henders, A. K.


Project: Research

Non-Alzheimer's disease degenerative dementias: Identifying prodromal genetic/familial phenotypes, modifying factors, and protein variations involved in progression

Rowe, D., Halliday, G., Hodges, J., Lewis, S., Piguet, O., Kril, J. J., Kwok, J., Villemagne, V., Kiernan, M. & McKeith, I.


Project: Research

Research Output 1986 2019

The C9orf72 hexanucleotide repeat expansion presents a challenge for testing laboratories and genetic counseling

Crook, A., McEwen, A., Fifita, J. A., Zhang, K., Kwok, J. B., Halliday, G., Blair, I. P. & Rowe, D. B., 23 Mar 2019, In : Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration. 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Genetic Counseling
Genetic Testing
Genetic Phenomena
Motor Neuron Disease
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

The Parkinson's progression markers initiative (PPMI): establishing a PD biomarker cohort

Marek, K., Chowdhury, S., Siderowf, A., Lasch, S., Coffey, C. S., Caspell-Garcia, C., Simuni, T., Jennings, D., Tanner, C. M., Trojanowski, J. Q., Shaw, L. M., Seibyl, J., Schuff, N., Singleton, A., Kieburtz, K., Toga, A. W., Mollenhauer, B., Galasko, D., Chahine, L. M., Weintraub, D. & 7 othersForoud, T., Tosun-Turgut, D., Poston, K., Arnedo, V., Frasier, M., Sherer, T. & Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative, Dec 2018, In : Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 5, 12, p. 1460-1477 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Parkinson Disease
Dopamine Plasma Membrane Transport Proteins
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Corpus Striatum

Cross-ethnic meta-analysis identifies association of the GPX3-TNIP1 locus with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Benyamin, B., He, J., Zhao, Q., Gratten, J., Garton, F., Leo, P. J., Liu, Z., Mangelsdorf, M., Al-Chalabi, A., Anderson, L., Butler, T. J., Chen, L., Chen, X. D., Cremin, K., Deng, H. W., Devine, M., Edson, J., Fifita, J. A., Furlong, S., Han, Y. Y. & 44 othersHarris, J., Henders, A. K., Jeffree, R. L., Jin, Z. B., Li, Z., Li, T., Li, M., Lin, Y., Liu, X., Marshall, M., McCann, E. P., Mowry, B. J., Ngo, S. T., Pamphlett, R., Ran, S., Reutens, D. C., Rowe, D. B., Sachdev, P., Shah, S., Song, S., Tan, L. J., Tang, L., Van Den Berg, L. H., Van Rheenen, W., Veldink, J. H., Wallace, R. H., Wheeler, L., Williams, K. L., Wu, J., Wu, X., Yang, J., Yue, W., Zhang, Z. H., Zhang, D., Noakes, P. G., Blair, I. P., Henderson, R. D., McCombe, P. A., Visscher, P. M., Xu, H., Bartlett, P. F., Brown, M. A., Wray, N. R. & Fan, D., 1 Dec 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, p. 1-7 7 p., 611.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Genetic Crosses

Genetic and pathological assessment of hnRNPA1, hnRNPA2/B1, and hnRNPA3 in familial and sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Fifita, J. A., Zhang, K. Y., Galper, J., Williams, K. L., McCann, E. P., Hogan, A. L., Saunders, N., Bauer, D., Tarr, I. S., Pamphlett, R., Nicholson, G. A., Rowe, D., Yang, S. & Blair, I. P., 1 Dec 2017, In : Neurodegenerative Diseases. 17, 6, p. 304-312 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Heterogeneous-Nuclear Ribonucleoproteins
Motor Neurons

Genetic correlation between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and schizophrenia

McLaughlin, R. L., Schijven, D., van Rheenen, W., van Eijk, K. R., O'Brien, M., Kahn, R. S., Ophoff, R. A., Goris, A., Bradley, D. G., Al-Chalabi, A., van den Berg, L. H., Luykx, J. J., Hardiman, O., Veldink, J. H., Project MinE GWAS Consortium & Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, 21 Mar 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, p. 1-12 12 p., 14774.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis