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Dr Chris Della Vedova 

Position: Program Director: Biosciences
Division/Portfolio: Division of Health Sciences
School/Unit: School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences
Campus: City East Campus
Office: P6-11
Telephone: +61 8 830 22267
Email: Chris_dot_DellaVedova_at_unisa_dot_edu_dot_au
URL for Business Card: http://people.unisa.edu.au/Chris.DellaVedova

I teach the following courses

BIOL 2016Molecular Genetics
BIOL 2056Physiological Adaptations in Pregnancy


B.S. in Biology University of Georgia (USA)

Ph.D. in Genetics University of Missouri (USA)

Research interests

  • My research interests include genetic and neuroimmunological mechanisms of addiction, chronic pain and stress conditions. Specifically, I am looking the role of inflammatory cytokines, cortisol and other neuroendocrine markers as well genetic changes that occur in people suffering from these chronic conditions.

Research publications

Guinan T, Della Vedova C, Kobus H, Voelcker NH. Mass spectrometry imaging of fingerprint sweat on nanostructured silicon. 2015. Chemical Communications. 51 (28): 6088-6091.

Della Vedova CB, Cathcart S, Dohnalek A, Hutchinson MR, Immink MA, Hayball J. Peripheral interleukin-1beta levels are elevated in chronic tension-type headache patients. 2013. 18 (6): 301-6.

Todd G, Noyes C, Flavel SC, Della Vedova CB, Spyropoulos P, Chatterton B, Berg D, White JM. 2013. Illicit stimulant use is associated with abnormal substantia nigra morphology in humans. PLoS One. 2013;8(2

Cathcart S, Della Vedova C, Immink M, Proeve M, Hayball J. Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache. 2013. Journal of Pain Management 6 (3): 235-238

Cathcart S, Bhullar N, Immink M, Della Vedova C, Hayball J. 2012. Pain sensitivity mediates the relationship between stress and headache intensity in chronic tension-type headache. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Nov-Dec;17(6):377-80.

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