Awards/Appointments: John Storey Junior Memorial Scholarship (1983); Campion-Ma-Playoust Award from the ASMR (1986); PhD scholarship through the NHF (1991); Faculty of Medicine Fellowship (1997-99).
Research interests: During 2003-2009 was appointed as Senior Scientist in the Epilepsy and Neuropharmacology Laboratory (Director: Prof Terry O’Brien) in the Dept Medicine, RMH, and completed work on several projects: (1) investigation of the neurological changes associated with epileptogenesis in temporal lobe epilepsy; (2) a study of structural, functional, neurobehavioural, neurocognitive and epilepsy outcomes associated with post-traumatic brain injury (funded through the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative, TAC); (3) investigation of GABAA/central benzodiazepine receptor expression during epileptogenesis using PET imaging with 18F-Flumazenil (through the Centre for Molecular Imaging at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; CRC for Biomedical Imaging Development); (4) a study of adverse drug reactions associated with long-term epilepsy therapies; and, (5) various collaborations involving advanced imaging and development of imaging agents (in association with the CSIRO).
Current research interests: Myers has been a key player in several large platform projects. His current position involves research projects into musculoskeletal science and application of advanced imaging techniques in the study of disease onset and progression; the long-term aim to understand the disease process. Damian Myers has worked in the biomedical sciences and medical research utilising diverse imaging techniques including microfocus X-ray imaging (MXI) and pQCT, confocal microscopy and live-cell imaging as well as combined PET/MRI imaging. These methodologies, over many years, have been utilised to complement a range of research projects within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sc