Dr Karen Kerr
|Work Phone||(02) 4921 6572|
|Fax||(02) 4921 7903|
School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
The University of Newcastle, Australia
|Office||MS125, Medical Sciences|
Background - PhD in Pharmacology and Diploma in Pharmacy.
- PhD, Monash University, 2000
- Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of Witwatersrand, 1987
- Diploma in Pharmacy, Technikon Witwatersrand - South Africa, 1979
- Bachelor of Science, Rhodes University, 1976
- Pharmaceutical Sciences
A range of methods including organ bath studies, live cell imaging, immunohistochemistry and electrophysiology are used to elucidate the various cell signaling pathways that contribute to the contractility of the mouse myometrium in response to various autacoids, neurotransmitters and hormones. We have several projects that study possible factors affecting premature birth which remains a major unsolved problem that affects some 15% of births internationally and is increasing in incidence.
Pharmacology of the pelvic organs (uterus, bladder and prostate) with a focus on cell signaling mechanisms understanding mechanisms that may affect uterine motility urinary incontinence and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Techniques used include functional studies (organ bath work) and immunohistochemistry.
Fields of Research
|111500||Pharmacology And Pharmaceutical Sciences||60|
|110399||Clinical Sciences Not Elsewhere Classified||20|
|111699||Medical Physiology Not Elsewhere Classified||20|
Dr Karen Kerr
Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD,, Australia (Invited Presenter)
- Cardiovascular system
- Pharmaceutics – physicochemical principles of pharmacy