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Jennifer Rodger

Dr Jennifer Rodger

Senior Research Fellow
Experimental and Regenerative Neurosciences

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Experimental and Regenerative Neurosciences
The University of Western Australia (M317)
35 Stirling Highway
+61 8 6488 2245
+61 8 6488 7527
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BSc Bath, PhD ParisVI
Dr Jennifer Rodger is an Associate Professor and NHMRC Senior Research Fellow at Experimental and Regenerative Neurosciences within the School of Animal Biology, University of Western Australia.

She completed a BScHons in Biochemistry at the University of Bath, UK, followed by a PhD in Molecular Neuroscience at the University Pierre et Marie Curie, France. She has worked at the Weizmann Institute (Israel) and the University of the Witwatersrand (South Africa).

Dr Rodger subsequently moved to the University of Western Australia to work with Professors Lyn Beazley and Sarah Dunlop in the field of neural regeneration. She currently leads a research team investigating issues of brain plasticity relevant to brain disorders and employs various experimental models, especially the visual system, to ascertain how morphological and functional improvement can be achieved in the injured brain. Her most recent work focuses on the use of pulsed magnetic fields to promote neural circuit reorganisation and repair.
Wilks, TA., Harvey, AR., Rodger, J. (2013) Seeing with two eyes: integration of binocular retinal projections in the brain. In Brain Mapping (Invited book chapter), In Tech publishers

Rodger, J., Dunlop, SA (2013). Optic nerve regeneration in reptiles. in Neural Regeneration (Invited Book chapter) Publishers: Science Publishing House Shanghai Branch

Fletcher LN, Coimbra JP, Rodger J, Potter IC, Gill HS, Dunlop SA, Collin SP. (2013) Classification of retinal ganglion cells in the southern hemisphere lamprey Geotria australis (Cyclostomata). J. Comp. Neurol. 522(4):750-7.1

Sykes M, Makowiecki K, Rodger J. (2013) Long term delivery of pulsed magnetic fields does not improve learning or alter dendritic spine density in the mouse hippocampus [v1; ref status: accepted] F1000Research (Negative results) 2013, 2:180 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-180.v1)

Bertram AE, Dugand RJ, Guildea C, Lostrom S, Lyakurwa G, Windsor A, Penrose-Menz M, Stewart T, O’Shea JE, Rodger J (2013) Renal corpuscle and tubule morphology in ephrin-A2-/-, ephrin-A5-/- and ephrin-A2A5-/- mice [v1; ref status: awaiting peer review,] F1000Research (Negative results) 2013, 2:212 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.2-212.v1)

Yates N, Robertson D, Martin-Iverson M, Rodger J (2013) Auditory Brainstem Responses of ephrin-A2-/-, ephrin-A5-/-, and ephrin-A2A5-/- mice. Audiology and Neuro-otology, 19(2):115-26.

Drummond ES*, Rodger J*, Penrose M, Robertson D, Hu Y, Harvey AR (2014) Effects of intravitreal injection of BA-210, or CNTF combined with an analogue of cAMP, on the dendritic morphology of regenerating adult rat retinal ganglion cells. Restorative Neuroscience and Neurology, Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2014 Jan 7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24398723. * indicates co-first authors.

Goss EL, Hinder MR, Fujiyama H, Canty A, Garry MI, Rodger J, Summers JJ. (2014) Inter- and intra-individual variability following intermittent theta burst stimulation: implications for rehabilitation and recovery. Brain Stimulation, in press, accepted 7th Jan 2014

Bates, KA, Rodger, J. (2014) Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for stroke rehabilitation - potential therapy or misplaced hope? Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2014 Mar 4. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24595227

Mulders* WHAM, Rodger J, Albertsen M, Yates CG, Robertson D. (2014). Effects of cochlear trauma on BDNF expression in guinea pig cochlear nucleus and inferior colliculus. Otolaryngology (auditory neuroplasticity special issue) S3:006. doi: 10.4172/2161-119X.S3-006

Mulders WHAM, Rodger J, Yates CG and Robertson D (2014) Modulation of gene expression in guinea pig paraflocculus after induction of hearing loss [v2; ref status: indexed,] F1000Research , 3:63
Honours and awards
2011 NHMRC Senior Research Fellow (SRFA)

2008 Visiting Fellowship, Ecole de Neurosciences de Paris (France)
2010Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Award, Faculty of Science, UWA
2013Commendation: 3Rs Achievement in Animal Ethics
2014 Visiting Professor, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris France
Neuroscience Major
Co-Coordinator: Undergraduate and Honours
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