IHMRI affiliation

Theme:Mental health and the ageing brain
Level:IHMRI Senior Fellow

Research focus

Professor Chao Deng’s research interests include Neuropharmacological mechanisms of antipsychotic drugs; Animal models for psychopharmacological research; Mechanisms underlying the metabolic side-effects of antipsychotics; exercise and pharmacological interventions for preventing/treating these metabolic side-effects. Long-term effects of early exposure to drugs or radiofrequency energy on brain development and behaviours. Effects of radiofrequency energy on brain function and cognition.

Research projects

Publications and funding

Other roles

  • Fellow, The International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP)
  • Editorial roles:
    • Associate Editor, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
    • Guest Editor, Frontier in Neuroscience

IHMRI research team

Research fellows

Dr Jiamei Lian (NHMRC Early Career Fellowship) T: +61 2 4298 1535 | E: jlian@uow.edu.au

PhD candidates

Emma Sylvester Effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic field on cognition in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease
Weijie Yi Investigating the Effects of Epigallocatechin Gallate in Improving Cognitive Function in a Poly I:C Rat Model for Schizophrenia: Mechanisms Tthrough Upregulating Ketogenesis in Brains

Masters students

James Hodgson Antipsychotic-induced Metabolic Side-Effects in Juvenile Poly (I:C) Rats

Honours students

Nathan Bala Early antipsychotic exposure during childhood and adolescence: Long term effects in brain development
Brendan Gaudiosi Exercise-plus-betahistine intervention for reducing antipsychotic-induced weight gain in juvenile rats