Professor Dominic (Dom) Geraghty
Deputy Chair of Academic Senate
Deputy Dean of Graduate Research
Deputy Head and Associate Head (Research) School of Health Sciences
|Contact Campus||Newnham Campus|
|Telephone||+61 3 6324 5488|
|Fax||+ 61 3 6324 3658|
Professor Dom Geraghty graduated with a BSc Honours degree in Pharmacology from the National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin, in 1981, and completed his PhD at Deakin University, Victoria, in 1988. He moved to the University of Tasmania in 1991, establishing himself as both a teacher and productive researcher.
He teaches pharmacology, physiology and/or research methods from 1st year undergraduate to postgraduate diploma level across three Faculties. Dom is currently Deputy Dean of Graduate Research.
Whilst his primary research interest is the basic and clinical pharmacology of capsaicin, the active ingredient of 'hot chilli peppers' and related compounds, he collaborates on projects ranging from sex steroid binding globulins in fish and platypus venom to immune function in human kidney disease. Over the last 24 years, Dom has (co)authored over 200 publications, including ~80 peer-reviewed papers and ~130 national and international conference presentations. His work has been cited over 1300 times (h-index, 19). He has supervised 16 PhD/Masters candidates and 14 Honours candidates to completion and currently (co)supervises 3 PhD candidates.
He is President Elect of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (www.ascept.org), and a member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (www.asmr.org.au) and Australian Neuroscience Society (www.ans.org.au).
Past and present research funded by the NH&MRC, the University of Tasmania and other competitive funding bodies.
Citation data (Google Scholar): https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=IDB2xHkAAAAJ&hl=en
Administrative and Professional Roles (last 6 years)
|2015-17||President Elect & President of ASCEPT|
|2015||Chair, NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship Panel|
|2014 -||Deputy Head, School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania|
|2013-14||Head, School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania|
|2012 (Oct)-||Professor of Life Sciences, University of Tasmania|
|2012-14||Deputy Dean of Graduate Research, University of Tasmania|
|2012||Chair, NHMRC RD Wright Biomedical Career Development Fellowship Panel|
|2013-15||Chair-Elect/Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee of ASCEPT|
|2012||Member, NHMRC Project Grant Review Panel|
|2012-13||Deputy Head, School of Human Life Sciences|
|2012-13||Graduate Research Coordinator, Faculty of Health Science|
|2011-14||Elected Member, ASCEPT Council|
|2011||NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (RD Wright Biomedical) Panel|
|2011||External Advisor in Research Integrity, Menzies Research Institute|
|2010-13||Deputy Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Health Science|
|2010||NHMRC Career Development Fellowships (RD Wright Biomedical) Panel|
|2008-||Research Australia University Roundtable and Rural Networks Working Party|
|2008-2012||Faculty of Health Science Research Committee|
|2008-||Elected Member, UTAS Board of Graduate Research|
Dom is a longtime member of the Research Degrees Committee and its predecessors, and represents the University on Research Australia's University Round-table. He plays an active role in developing the strategic research direction of the School of Health Science and the Faculty of Health, mentors many early career researchers and contributes to several career development initiatives of the University.
- Crawford, A and Fassett, RG* and Coombes, JS* and Kunde, DA and Ahuja, KDK and Robertson, IK and Ball, MJ and Geraghty, DP, 2012, 'Glutathione Peroxidase, Superoxide Dismutase and Catalase Genotypes and Activities and the Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease', Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 27 (1), pgs. 182-189
- Saunders, CIM and Fassett, RG and Geraghty, DP, 2009, 'Up-regulation of TRPV1 in mononuclear cells of end-stage kidney disease patients increases susceptibility to N-arachidonoyl-dopamine (NADA)-induced cell death', Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Molecular Basis of Disease, 1792 (10), pgs. 1019-1026
- Saunders, CIM, Kunde, DA, Crawford, A, Geraghty, DP, 2007, 'Expression of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) and 2 (TRPV2) in human peripheral blood. ', Molecular Immunology, 44 (6), pgs. 1429-35
- Ahuja, KDK, Robertson, IK, Geraghty, DP, Ball, MJ, 2006, 'Effects of chili consumption on postprandial glucose, insulin and energy metabolism ', American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 84 (1), pgs. 63-69
- Geraghty, D.P. & Mazzone.S.B., 2003, 'Tachykinin receptor (NK1, NK2, NK3) binding sites in the rat caudal brain stem following neonatal capsaicin administration', Brain Res. , 979, pgs. 230-234
- Geraghty, D.P. & Mazzone, S.B. , 2002, 'Respiratory actions of vanilloid receptor agonists in the nucleus of the solitary tract: comparison of resiniferatoxin with nonpungent agents and anandamide. ', Br. J. Pharmacol. , 137, pgs. 919-927
- Mazzone, S.B. & Geraghty, D.P., 2000, ' Respiratory actions of tachykinin in the nucleus of the solitary tract: effect of neonatal capsaicin pretreatment. ', Br. J. Pharmacol.,, 129, , pgs. 1132-1139
- Mussap C.J., Geraghty, D.P. & Burcher, E., 1993, ' Invited Review: Tachykinin receptors: a radioligand binding perspective. ', J. Neurochemistry,, 60, pgs. 1987-2009