Researcher

Dr Zhi Yi Ong

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Biography

I am interested in understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of food intake control and addiction. Using multi-level approaches in rodent models, my research explores the neural circuits, neuropeptide function, gut-brain interaction, and intracellular signaling pathways that contribute to the control of feeding and addictive behaviours.


My Grants

2019-2021 NHMRC Project Grant. Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of...view more

I am interested in understanding the neurobiological mechanisms of food intake control and addiction. Using multi-level approaches in rodent models, my research explores the neural circuits, neuropeptide function, gut-brain interaction, and intracellular signaling pathways that contribute to the control of feeding and addictive behaviours.


My Grants

2019-2021 NHMRC Project Grant. Neural mechanisms underlying the effects of glucagon-like peptide-1 on alcohol intake 

2018 University of New South Wales Faculty of Science Research Grant. How glucagon-like peptide-1 reduces alcohol intake

2017-2019 Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA). Neural circuits underlying the reinstatement of food reward-seeking


My Qualifications

PhD (Biomedical Science), University of South Australia

BHlthSci (Hons) University of Adelaide 

BSc (Biomedical Science) University of Adelaide


My Awards

2016 Trainee Professional Development Award, Society for Neuroscience 

2015 Harry R Kissileff Award for Best Oral Presentation, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior 

2015 New Investigator Travel Award, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior

2012 Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant

2012 Ross Wishart Memorial Award Finalist, Australian Society for Medical Research

2011 Junior Investigator Travel Stipend Award, World Congress of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease

2011 Barbara Crase Bursary, The Australian Federation of University Women South Australia Trust Fund

2010 Young Investigator Award Semi Finalist, Women's and Children's Health Network, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Adelaide

2010 Ross Wishart Memorial Award Finalist, Australian Society for Medical Research

2010 Healthy Development Adelaide Travel Grant


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Neural mechanisms of food intake control and addiction 

 


Currently supervising

Stephanie Murphy (Honours)

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Location

Mathews, Room 509

Contact

02 9385 5480

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