Research

The Department offers a wide range of diverse research areas. 

The University's microbiology research has been awarded the highest ranking in the Australian Government's Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) Report 2012, recognising La Trobe's research as 'well above world standard'. La Trobe is the only Australian institution to achieve this level of excellence in Microbiology. 

The Departments achievements in anatomy and physiology have earned international recognition for their research in the structure, metabolism, pathology and repair mechanisms in connective tissues, strategies for protecting against neuronal injury, the neuropharmacology of addiction and neuro-motor control factors for the forensic detection of forgery.

Animal nutrition and immunology

Research in this area focuses on nutrition and immunity of calves, poultry and wild birds.

Bert de Groef

Our research focuses on the endocrinology of development, growth and stress in vertebrate animals.

Markandeya Jois

Researching the prevention and treatment of obesity, and nutrition and fertililty in dairy cows.

Molecular and developmental endocrinology

Our research focuses on the endocrinology of development, growth and stress in vertebrate animals.

Nutrition and reproduction

Researching the prevention and treatment of obesity, and nutrition and fertililty in dairy cows.