Graeme McCormack

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Graeme McCormack

Senior Technical Officer
Wicking Dementia Research & Education Centre

Room 417-19 (Level 4) , Medical Science 1

+61 3 6226 4879 (phone)

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Fields of Research

  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Cellular nervous system (320902)
  • Neurology and neuromuscular diseases (320905)
  • Behavioural neuroscience (520202)
  • Neurosciences (320999)
  • Animal physiology - cell (310909)
  • Motor control (420703)
  • Medical genetics (excl. cancer genetics) (320213)
  • Mental health services (420313)
  • Comparative physiology (310912)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Other health (209999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences (280111)


Total publications


Journal Article

(18 outputs)
2019Vickers JC, King AE, McCormack GH, Bindoff AD, Adlard PA, 'Iron is increased in the brains of ageing mice lacking the neurofilament light gene', PLoS ONE, 14, (10) Article e0224169. ISSN 1932-6203 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0224169 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Vickers JC; King AE; Bindoff AD


2016Padgett C, Summers MJ, Vickers JC, McCormack GH, Skilbeck CE, 'Exploring the effect of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene on executive function, working memory, and processing speed during the early recovery period following traumatic brain injury', Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38, (5) pp. 551-560. ISSN 1380-3395 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13803395.2015.1137557 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Padgett C; Summers MJ; Vickers JC; Skilbeck CE


2016Vickers J, Mitew S, Woodhouse A, Fernandez-Martos CM, Kirkcaldie MT, et al., 'Defining the earliest pathological changes of Alzheimer's disease', Current Alzheimer research, 13, (3) pp. 281-287. ISSN 1567-2050 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2174/1567205013666151218150322 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 49

Co-authors: Vickers J; Mitew S; Woodhouse A; Fernandez-Martos CM; Kirkcaldie MT; Canty AJ; King AE


2014Fujiyama H, Hyde J, Hinder MR, Kim S-J, McCormack GH, et al., 'Delayed plastic responses to anodal tDCS in older adults', Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 6 Article 115. ISSN 1663-4365 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 77Web of Science - 75

Co-authors: Fujiyama H; Hyde J; Hinder MR; Vickers JC; Summers JJ


2013Southam KA, King AE, Blizzard CA, McCormack GH, Dickson TC, 'Microfluidic primary culture model of the lower motor neuron-neuromuscular junction circuit', Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 218, (2) pp. 164-169. ISSN 0165-0270 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.06.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 78Web of Science - 72

Co-authors: Southam KA; King AE; Blizzard CA; Dickson TC


2011Blizzard CA, Chuckowree JA, King AE, Hosie KA, McCormack GH, et al., 'Focal Damage to the Adult Rat Neocortex Induces Wound Healing Accompanied by Axonal Sprouting and Dendritic Structural Plasticity ', Cerebral Cortex, 21, (2) pp. 281-291. ISSN 1047-3211 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhq091 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31

Co-authors: Blizzard CA; Chuckowree JA; King AE; Hosie KA; Chapman JA; Vickers JC; Dickson TC


2009Vickers JC, King AE, Woodhouse A, Kirkcaldie MT, Staal JA, et al., 'Axonopathy and cytoskeletal disruption in degenerative diseases of the central nervous system ', Brain Research Bulletin, 80, (4-5) pp. 217-223. ISSN 0361-9230 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2009.08.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 51

Co-authors: Vickers JC; King AE; Woodhouse A; Kirkcaldie MT; Staal JA; Blizzard CA; Musgrove RE; Mitew S; Liu Y; Chuckowree JA; Bibari O; Dickson TC


2007Chung RS, Fung SJ, *Leung YK, Walker AK, McCormack GH, et al., 'Metallothionein expression by NG2 glial cells following CNS injury', Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 64, (19-20) pp. 2716-2722. ISSN 1420-682X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00018-007-7267-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 12

Co-authors: Chung RS; Fung SJ; *Leung YK; Walker AK; Chuah MI; Vickers JC; West AK


2007Dickson TC, Chung RS, McCormack GH, Staal JA, Vickers JC, 'Acute reactive and regenerative changes in mature cortical axons following injury', Neuoreport, 18, (3) pp. 283-288. ISSN 0959-4965 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e3280143cdb [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Dickson TC; Chung RS; Staal JA; Vickers JC


2005Chung RS, McCormack GH, King AE, West AK, Vickers JC, 'Glutamate induces rapid loss of axonal neurofilament proteins from cortical neurons in vitro', Experimental Neurology, 193, (2) pp. 481-488. ISSN 0014-4886 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.expneurol.2005.01.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Chung RS; King AE; West AK; Vickers JC


2005Chung RS, Staal JA, McCormack GH, Dickson TC, Couzens M, et al., 'Mild axonal stretch injury in vitro induces a progressive series of neurofilament alterations ultimately leading to delayed axotomy', Journal of Neurotrauma, 22, (10) pp. 1081-1091. ISSN 0897-7151 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1089/neu.2005.22.1081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 64Web of Science - 57

Co-authors: Chung RS; Staal JA; Dickson TC; Chuckowree JA; Vickers JC


2002Vickers JC, Craig JE, Stankovich J, McCormack GH, West AK, et al., 'The apolipoprotein epsilon 4 gene is associated with elevated risk of normal tension glaucoma', Molecular Vision, 8, (40) pp. 389-393. ISSN 1090-0535 (2002) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 71

Co-authors: Vickers JC; Craig JE; Stankovich J; West AK; Dickinson JL; McCartney PJ; Mackey DA

2000Beattie JH, Wood AM, Trayhurn P, Jasani B, Vincent AJ, et al., 'Metallothionein is expressed in adipocytes of brown fat and is induced by catecholamines and zinc', American Journal of Physiology, 278, (4) pp. R1082-R-1089. ISSN 0363-6119 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/ajpregu.2000.278.4.R1082 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 28

Co-authors: Vincent AJ; West AK


2000King CE, Dickson TC, Jacobs I, McCormack GH, Riederer BM, et al., 'Acute CNS axonal injury models a subtype of dystrophic neurite in Alzheimer's Disease', Alzheimer's Reports, 3, (1) pp. 31-40. ISSN 1461-6130 (2000) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: King CE; Dickson TC; Jacobs I; Vickers JC

2000Vickers JC, Dickson TC, Adlard PA, Saunders HL, King CE, et al., 'The Cause of Neuronal Degeneration in Alzheimer's disease', Progress in Neurobiology, 60, (2) pp. 139-165. ISSN 0301-0082 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/S0301-0082(99)00023-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 209Web of Science - 188

Co-authors: Vickers JC; Dickson TC; Saunders HL; King CE


1999Dickson TC, King CE, McCormack GH, Vickers JC, 'Neurochemical Diversity of Dystrophic Neurites in the Early and late Stages of Alzheimer's Disease', Experimental Neurology, 156, (1) pp. 100-110. ISSN 0014-4886 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/exnr.1998.7010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 112Web of Science - 106

Co-authors: Dickson TC; King CE; Vickers JC


1999Rose RW, West AK, Ye JM, McCormack GH, Colquhoun EQ, 'Nonshivering Thermogenesis in a Marsupial (the Tasmanian Bettong Bettongia gaimardi) Is Not Attributable to Brown Adipose Tissue', Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, 72, (6) pp. 699-704. ISSN 1522-2152 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1086/316709 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Rose RW; West AK; Ye JM; Colquhoun EQ


1995Pridmore S, Cook A, McCormack GH, West AK, 'Trinucleotide expansion in Tasmanian HD families', Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 29, (1) pp. 157. ISSN 1440-1614 (1995) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Pridmore S; West AK

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2015Southam KA, King AE, Blizzard CA, McCormack GH, Dickson T, 'A Novel In Vitro Primary Culture Model of the Lower Motor Neuron-Neuromuscular Junction Circuit', Microfluidic and Compartmentalized Platforms for Neurobiological Research, Springer, E Biffi (ed), United States, pp. 181-193. ISBN 978-1-4939-2509-4 (2015) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-2510-0_11 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Southam KA; King AE; Blizzard CA; Dickson T


Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
2016Padgett C, Summers MJ, Honan CA, McCormack GH, Vickers JC, et al., 'Does Apolipoprotein ɛ4 interact with age or sex in cognitive function after traumatic brain injury?', 6-8 July, 2016, London (2016) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Padgett C; Summers MJ; Honan CA; Vickers JC; Skilbeck CE

2009Blizzard CA, Chuckowree JA, King AE, McCormack GH, Chapman JA, et al., 'Acute neocortical injury induces axonal sprouting and dendritic remodelling', ASMR National Scientific Conference, Neurogenetics on the Apple Isle, February, Hobart (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Blizzard CA; Chuckowree JA; King AE; Chapman JA; Vickers JC; Dickson TC

2008Blizzard C, Chuckowree JA, McCormack GH, Chapman JA, King AE, et al., 'Delayed morphological alterations in a subpopulation of interneurons in the peri-wound region following focal damage to the adult rat neocortex', Neuroscience, 15-19 November 2008, Washington DC (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Blizzard C; Chuckowree JA; Chapman JA; King AE; Vickers JC; Dickson TC

2006Vickers JC, King AE, Dickson TC, Chung RS, Chuckowree JA, et al., 'In vitro models of the key pathological changes in axons associated with neurodegenerative disease and acquired brain injury', 4th Congress of Federation of Asian-Oceanain Neuroscience Societies, November, Hong Kong (2006) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vickers JC; King AE; Dickson TC; Chung RS; Chuckowree JA; Haas MA; Staal JA; Woodhouse A; Blizzard C; West AK; Chuah I

2004Chuckowree JA, Dickson TC, Chopin S, McCormack GH, Vickers JC, 'Focal injury to the mature rat neocortex: The fate of nestin immunoreactive cells', Proceedings of the 22nd Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society Conference, January, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chuckowree JA; Dickson TC; Chopin S; Vickers JC

2004Chuckowree JA, Dickson TC, McCormack GH, Chuah MI, Vickers JC, 'The brain response to injury involves mobilization of nestin progenitors and axonal sprouting', 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November, San Diego, USA (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chuckowree JA; Dickson TC; Chuah MI; Vickers JC

2004Chung RS, McCormack GH, West AK, Vickers JC, 'Understanding excitotoxicity and neuron death: focus upon the axonal cytoskeleton', Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 27-30 Jan 2004, Melbourne, pp. 140. ISSN 1034-3237 (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Chung RS; West AK; Vickers JC

2002Vickers JC, Chuckowree JA, McCormack GH, Quilty MC, 'Neuronal injury stimulates motility of mature cultured cortical neurons', 20th Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, January, Sydney, Australia (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vickers JC; Chuckowree JA

2002Vickers JC, Chuckowree JA, McCormack GH, Quilty MH, 'Motile properties of subsets of cortical neurons', 32nd Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, November, Florida, USA (2002) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vickers JC; Chuckowree JA

2000McCormack GH, Vickers JC, 'Utilising Differential Display to Determine the Genes Involved in the CNS Response to Trauma', Proceedings of the 20th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society, 30 January - 2 February 2000, Melbourne, pp. 249. (2000) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vickers JC