• 1756 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
20082020

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Personal profile

Biography

Dr Janet van Eersel is a group leader in the Dementia Research Centre in the Department of Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University. Janet recieved her PhD from the Department of Pathology at the University of Sydney in 2010. She then began working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Research Centre where she continued her work on dementia. In 2011, she was awarded a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian Research Council to support her fellowship. In 2013, Janet moved to the University of NSW where she worked as a junior group leader and research-only Lecturer in the Dementia Research Unit headed by Prof Lars Ittner in the Faculty of Medicine. In 2018, Janet then joined Macquarie University as a group leader in the Dementia Research Centre.

Research interests

The research of Dr van Eersel focuses on the pathology and mechanisms underlying common forms of dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease and Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration. To study these disorders, Dr van Eersel utilises multiple techniques and methods including animal models, cell culture, molecular biology, histology and biochemistry. Most recently, Dr van Eersel has started to focus in on the protein Tau and how it can potentially be secreted from neurons within the brain and the role that endoplasmic reticulum stress may play in this process.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Pathology Department), University of Sydney

Ba. Science, University of Sydney

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Projects

Targeting Post-synaptic Tau to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Ittner, L., Housley, G., Kassiou, M., Karl, T. & Van Eersel, J.

1/11/1831/12/19

Project: Other

Research Outputs

  • 1756 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 17 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Patent

Novel behavioural characteristics of male human P301S mutant tau transgenic mice: a model for tauopathy

Watt, G., Przybyla, M., Zak, V., van Eersel, J., Ittner, A., Ittner, L. & Karl, T., 1 Apr 2020, In : Neuroscience. 431, p. 166-175 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Onset of hippocampal network aberration and memory deficits in P301S tau mice are associated with an early gene signature

    Przybyla, M., Van Eersel, J., van Hummel, A., van der Hoven, J., Sabale, M., Harasta, A., Müller, J., Gajwani, M., Prikas, E., Mueller, T., Stevens, C. H., Power, J., Housley, G. D., Karl, T., Kassiou, M., Ke, Y. D., Ittner, A. & Ittner, L. M., Jun 2020, In : Brain. 143, 6, p. 1889-1904 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Sphingosine kinase 2 potentiates amyloid deposition but protects against hippocampal volume loss and demyelination in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease

    Lei, M., Teo, J. D., Song, H., McEwen, H. P., Yup Lee, J., Couttas, T. A., Duncan, T., Chesworth, R., Bertz, J., Przybyla, M., Van Eersel, J., Heng, B., Guillemin, G. J., Ittner, L. M., Fath, T., Garner, B., Ittner, A., Karl, T. & Don, A. S., 27 Nov 2019, In : The Journal of Neuroscience. 39, 48, p. 9645-9659 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Mouse models of frontotemporal dementia: a comparison of phenotypes with clinical symptomatology

    Ahmed, R. M., Irish, M., van Eersel, J., Ittner, A., Ke, Y. D., Volkerling, A., van der Hoven, J., Tanaka, K., Karl, T., Kassiou, M., Kril, J. J., Piguet, O., Götz, J., Kiernan, M. C., Halliday, G. M., Hodges, J. R. & Ittner, L. M., Mar 2017, In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 74, p. 126-138 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 10 Citations (Scopus)

    Prizes

    Activities

    • 5 Publication Peer-review
    • 3 Invited talk

    Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology (Journal)

    Janet Van Eersel (Reviewer)
    2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    Neuron (Journal)

    Janet Van Eersel (Reviewer)
    2020

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review

    Hippocampal Network Aberrations in Tau Transgenic Mice is Linked to Hyperexcitation

    Janet Van Eersel (Speaker)
    4 Dec 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Scientific Reports (Journal)

    Janet Van Eersel (Reviewer)
    2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication Peer-review