Jordan Piper

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Jordan Piper

Associate Lecturer in Health and Biomedical Sciences

B101-35 , Rozelle Campus

+ 61 8572 7905 (phone)

Jordan is a scientifically trained anatomist who has spent most of his academic career teaching and learning on human cadaveric specimens. From day 1, Jordan has harnessed how the energy and passion of an educator can meaningfully contribute to the students learning journey. He adopts an individually catered teaching approach and uses it to nurture his student's love for the medical sciences. Jordan balances his passion for education with his own commitment to medical science by being concurrently enrolled in a PhD. His research focuses on neuropathology with a specific interest in revealing novel causes for neurological conditions.

When Jordan isn't teaching, you'll most likely find him underwater, as he has a love for all things scuba-diving. Above the water, Jordan loves to cook for family and friends as well as read up about the fascinating aspects of astronomy - everything from black holes to time travel.


Prior to obtaining his lectureship, Jordan was employed as a sessional academic at UTAS for close to 2 years. Similarly, Jordan was also employed on a casual basis at both UTS and MQU where he focused his teaching on anatomy and neuroscience in the surgical and anatomical science facility. Here he taught a wide range of students, everything from undergraduate science students to postgraduate medical students. Jordan now uses his anatomical training to highlight the importance of how the structure of the human body compliments it's functioning, or there lack-off during pathology. He utilizes this approach in his teaching as a current lecturer in the faculty of health sciences on the Rozelle campus to both nursing and paramedic students.

Career summary



Thesis Title



Date Awarded

Bachelor of Medical Science

Macquarie University



PhD candidate

Investigating the misincorporation of a non-protein amino acid (Azetidine) into myelin: implications for multiple sclerosis pathogenesis

University of Technology Sydney




Professional practice

  • Australian and New Zealand association of clinical anatomists (ANZACA)


Teaching expertise

Whilst Jordan has close to 3 year's teaching experience from a wide range of subjects, one theme in his teaching expertise remains consistent, anatomy. Jordan was first trained as an anatomist teaching into pre-medical, science and allied health cohorts by using whole-body cadavers and wet prosections. Jordan's anatomy focus now transitions into the classroom where he utilises his anatomical knowledge to supplement the physiological components embedded within disease and clinical presentations.

Teaching responsibility

Unit coordinator: CXA133 – Anatomy and physiology for healthcare 1

Lecture into:

  • Anatomy & Physiology for Healthcare 2 (CXA136)
  • Fundamentals of Bioscience (CXA107)
  • Bioscience 1 (CXA204)
  • Bioscience 2 (CXA310)
  • Pathophysiology for Healthcare 1 (CXA240)
  • Pathophysiology for Healthcare 2 (CXA243)

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  • Anatomical science
  • Pathogenesis of neurological conditions
  • Neuroinflammation and degeneration
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neurological effects of Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid

Current projects

  • Pro-inflammatory effects of the proline analogue Azeitidine-2-carboxlyic acid in microglial BV2 cells – implications for Multiple sclerosis.

Fields of Research

  • Central nervous system (320903)

Research Objectives

  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)


Total publications


Journal Article

(2 outputs)
2022Mandwie M, Piper JA, Gorrie CA, Keay KA, Musumeci G, et al., 'Rapid GFAP and Iba1 expression changes in the female rat brain following spinal cord injury', Neural Regeneration Research, 17, (2) pp. 378-385. ISSN 1673-5374 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4103/1673-5374.317982 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 7


2022Piper JA, Jansen MI, Broome ST, Rodgers KJ, Musumeci G, et al., 'Pro-inflammatory and pro-apoptotic effects of the non-protein amino acid L-Azetidine-2-carboxylic acid in BV2 microglial cells', Current Issues in Molecular Biology, 44, (10) pp. 4500-4516. ISSN 1467-3045 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/cimb44100308 [eCite] [Details]