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Dr Anthony Cook obtained his PhD in 2004 from the University of Queensland. Since then, he has worked as a post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland (2004-2007), the National Centre for Adult Stem Cell Research, Griffith University (2008-2009) and the School of Health Sciences, University of Tasmania (2010-2011). In October 2011, he was appointed as Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology with the School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health. Dr Cook has extensive research experience as an investigator on past and current grants from NHMRC, Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, Cancer Council Tasmania, Cancer Council Queensland, Brain Foundation, and the University of Tasmania.
Dr Cook teaches cell and molecular biology to undergraduate students in the School of Health Sciences. He is the unit coordinator for Cell and Molecular Biochemistry (CXA262) and Metabolic Biochemistry (CXA261), and teaches as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team into Cell Biology and Function (CXA171), Introductory Biochemistry (CXA125) and Human Molecular Biology (CXA300).
Dr Cook's current research projects use clinical tissue samples and human cells grown in the laboratory to study the biology of the blinding eye disease glaucoma. His two major projects focus on:
His group comprises several PhD candidates, Honours students, and medical students from the Launceston Clinical School. They have collaborated within the School of Health Sciences (Dr Raj Eri, Assoc Prof Liza Snow, Dr Dale Kunde), locally with Dr Tze'Yo Toh (Launceston Eye Hospital and Launceston Eye Institute) and nationally with Dr Alex Hewitt and Dr Alice Pebay (Centre for Eye Research Melbourne).
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
17 March, 2015