Congratulations to Prof Stoodley and his research team for being awarded a $729,270 NHMRC Ideas Grant!

Professor Marcus Stoodley (Lead Chief Investigator), Dr Sarah Hemley (Chief Investigator) with colleagues at the University of Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia, Dr Jeffrey Rogers and Dr Robert Lloyd, are one of the six Macquarie University recipient teams of NHMRC Ideas Grant funding announced by the Minister for Health and Aged Care on Thursday 4 November.

$729,270 were awarded over four years for the research project ‘Chiari malformation: defining pathophysiology and treatment goals’.

Chiari I malformation is a complex neurological disorder that has a significant impact on a patient’s quality of life. We do not understand what causes many of the symptoms (which include debilitating headache and cognitive deficits) and complications (such as spinal cysts). Indications for surgery and surgical goals are also controversial. This project addresses these knowledge gaps using integrated human studies and machine learning and is expected to develop imaging guidelines for surgical indications and success.

Congratulations on this amazing achievement!

Find more about the six Macquarie University research projects awarded here