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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
MEDI 2007Genetics
(This course is not currently being taught)
BIOL 1047Human Body 1
BIOL 1048Human Body 2
BIOL 2040Human Neuroscience 201
BIOL 2058Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice


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

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, 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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