Senior Lecturer, Hon Senior Research Fellow - Mater Medical Research Institute Brisbane, Hon Senior Lecturer - UQ Brisbane
MVSc, PhD, Grad Cert in Uni T&L
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Dr Eri was awarded a PhD in molecular biology by the University of Queensland in 2001 and continued to be a post-doc/senior scientist both in Australia and USA in the area of gut inflammation and immunology. In December 2010, he joined the University of Tasmania and established his own independent group investigating topics in mucosal biology. Dr Eri has guided 2 PhD students and 8 Honours/Master's students to completion and currently supervises 4 PhD, 3 Honours/Master's students as a principal supervisor. He has led a number of NHRMC projects, with total funding of over $1.5 million. Dr Eri has established a national, and an emerging international reputation in his area of mucosal immunology, as evidenced by invited talks and requests for reviews of grants, papers and theses. His research is focused on mucosal biology and in particular, understanding the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).
Dr Eri coordinates Immunology (MLS)(CXA211), Immunology (CXA321), Introductory Biochemistry (CXA215), teaches Fundamentals of Bioscience (CXA107), Bioscience 1 (CXA204), Bioscience 2 (CXA205), Cell and Molecular Biochemistry (CXA262), Metabolic Biochemistry (CXA261), and Human Molecular Biology (CXA300).
Dr Eri's specific expertise include simulation - to create virtual laboratories, technology enhanced learning, teaching-research nexus.
Dr Eri's research interests include the role of inflammasomes on bowel diseases and bowel cancer, early stage carcinogenesis pathways in colorectal cancer and the role of cytokines in inflammatory bowel disease pathogenesis.
Dr Eri's current research projects include Inflammasomes in IBD, CCR6 in IBD pathogenesis, colorectal cancer pathways, heparin as anti-inflammatory agent in colitis, the role of bitter melon as anti-ER stress agent, and epidemiology of IBD in Tasmania.
Dr Eri has initiated a multi-disciplinary collaboration at the University of Tasmania involving Dr Tony Cook (autophagy), Professor Heinrich Korner (immunology), Dr Lana Shabala (plant scientist), Associate Professor Nuri Guven (mitochondrial stress) and Dr Rahul Patel (Heparin) for a number of research projects.
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
7 July, 2015