Dr. Jana Vukovic PhD

Dr Jana Vukovic received her PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2009. Since 2015, she has been heading the Neuroimmunology and Cognition laboratory at The University of Queensland. Dr Vukovic has demonstrated that microglia can exert a dual and opposing influence over adult neurogenesis (the birth of new neurons) in the hippocampus under different physiological conditions, namely exercise, ageing and following brain injury. The ultimate goal of her research is to link cellular and molecular events to altered behaviour, and to harness the regenerative potential of adult neurogenesis through immunomodulation to stimulate optimal cognitive function and treat conditions associated with learning and memory deficits.