Welcome to our new Neurosciences Research Team

The Foundation is delighted to welcome Professor Bryce Vissel, Head of the Clinical Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine initiative (CNRM) and his senior research team to the St Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research housed in the Lowy Packer Building. Having previously been based at the UTS Centre of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, Professor Vissel and his team will continue their ground-breaking research.

The team’s achievements include developing new theories into the causes of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, discovering mechanisms to determine how synapse loss occurs, further researching how memories are formed, and the discovery of new treatment approaches to potentially slow Parkinson’s disease and memory loss.

Professor Vissel believes current theories fail to explain why these conditions occur or how to prevent them. His team’s novel theory suggests the interplay between the adaptive and innate immune system and cells in the brain is critical, and they believe fine tuning these interactions is a path to a cure. Evidence suggests that they are making ground-breaking strides, with a potentially positive worldwide impact. The work of the team has been generously supported by many major donors, who we also welcome to the St Vincent’s family.

Professor Vissel is pleased to be aligned with our campus-wide vision and mission of providing excellence in research, compassionate health and aged care delivered to all in the community. The team aims to expand the existing capacity in neurosciences research, as well as in educating the next generation of scientists and integrating their work into patient care settings, such as St Vincent’s. In doing so Professor Vissel joins us in our goal of improving outcomes for our neurology patients and the Foundation is delighted that we are supporting his work through ongoing fundraising initiatives.

Contact Nicole Forrest Green – nicole.forrestgreen@svha.org.au to find out how you can support this vital research.