Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Nidhish Francis

 Nidhish Francis

BVSc & AH, MS (Animal Science)

Nidhish completed his Veterinary degree from India in 2008 after which he moved to USA and obtained Masters in Animal Science from University of Connecticut. His Master's thesis focused on identifying the role of a transcription factor, Tbox-2, in bone formation.  After working in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut, he moved to Australia and joined for PhD in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Science, University of Melbourne. His PhD project focused on identifying the role of protease-activated receptor-2 in periodontal disease using transgenic mice. Nidhish joined Charles Sturt University in March 2017 as a Lecturer in Animal Physiology where he will be teaching animal and veterinary physiology to undergraduate students enrolled in veterinary science, animal science, equine science and veterinary technology.

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Research Interests
  • Bone biology
  • Animal health
  • Toxicology
 Current projects
  • Identifying the role of protease-activated receptor-2 in musculoskeletal system in a normal state and in chronic inflammatory conditions such as periodontal disease.

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