Senior Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre
PhD, BSc (Hons 1st Class)
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Dr Cook completed his BSc and BSc (Hons, First Class) degrees in 1999 and 2000 respectively, at The University of Queensland (UQ), majoring in biochemistry for each. He subsequently undertook research studies towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Assoc Prof Rick Sturm's laboratory within the Institute for Molecular Bioscience at UQ, and was awarded a PhD in the Field of Molecular Biology/Biochemistry in 2004. His thesis was awarded the Dean's commendation for Outstanding Research Higher Degree Theses 2004.
Since completion of his PhD, Dr Cook has been employed as a post-doctoral scientist at UQ, Griffith University (Queensland, Australia) and the University of Tasmania (UTas). From 2010 - June 2015, he was the employed as a Lecturer in Human Biological Science within the School of Health Sciences, and from July 2015 as a Senior Lecturer within the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre at The University of Tasmania, where he developed an extensive teaching portfolio that includes cell biology, biochemistry/ molecular biology, and molecular genetics at all undergraduate levels.
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
2 October, 2015