Professor Emilio Badoer
+(61 3) 9925 7081
Science, Engineering & Health
- PhD, Monash University, 1985
- B.Sc (Hons), Melbourne University, 1981
Summary of responsibilities
Professor Badoer leads a team of dedicated researchers that form the Neuropharmacology and Neuroinflammatory Research Group. He is a core member and project leader in the Health Innovations Research Institute. He is also a research scientist representative on the University Animal Ethics Committee. The research interests of the group are the central nervous system and clinically relevant diseases/conditions like heart failure, obesity, diabetes and pain. His team is multi-skilled, with expertise in neuroscience, electrophysiology, pharmacology and integrative physiology. Professor Badoer has considerable teaching and administrative duties within the School of Medical Sciences and RMIT University. He is currently a member of the RMIT University Academic Board. He is also Treasurer of the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT).
Professor Badoer is the Program Coordinator for the undergraduate Pharmaceutical Sciences Program and he coordinates several courses. He enjoys the interactions with students and teaching scholarship. He has also taught pharmacology and physiology at Melbourne and Monash Universities. In addition, he supervises several postgraduate and Honours students and Postdoctoral Fellows.
Academic management / administration responsibilities
These are a selection only
- Academic Board
- University Animal Ethics Committee
- Science Engineering and Health Research Committee
- Program Coordinator, Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
- Year 3 Coordinator, Bachelor of Applied Science (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
- Pharmacology Unit Leader
- Research Team Supervisory roles
Educational development work
- Professor Badoer has played key roles in the development of courses in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Program and plays a major mentoring role in the development of honours students, post-graduate students and post-doctoral Fellows, within his team and within the University
- He has been the School of Medical Sciences Honours Program Leader
- He has been School of Medical Sciences Postgraduate Research Program Leader
- He has been Chair Higher Degrees and Research Committee
- Professor has also received grants from RMIT to develop the use of mobile student response systems. In 2002, the Faculty of Life Sciences awarded Dr Badoer a Strategic Initiatives Grant to develop a 'Medical Science Honours Students' Online Presentation and Discussion Environment'
- In 2004, Professor Badoer was honoured to receive a Student’s Choice Teaching Award For Teaching Quality
In 2002, the Faculty of Life Sciences awarded Dr Badoer a Strategic Initiatives Grant to develop a 'Medical Science Honours Students' Online Presentation and Discussion Environment'.
Industry / profession / community involvement
Professional Society Service
The following are a selection only
- Schools Committee - Australian Society for Medical Research, 1992-1995
- Organising Committee - Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 1992
- Organising Committee - Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society, 1995
- Member of Council - Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society (APPS) 1997-2001 (Councilor responsible for the Corporate Sustaining Members)
- Member of Council - High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (Program Secretary 2002-2004)
Assessor for several grant giving bodies including:
- National Health and Medical Research Council
- National Heart Foundation of Australia
- National Heart Foundation of New Zealand
- Australian Research Council
- Ramaciotti Foundation
- Royal Children’s Hospital Research Fund
- Wellcome Trust (England)
- University of Technology Network
Assessor - Scientific Journals
Assessor for numerous journals including:
- Editorial board of Clinical and Experimental Physiology and Pharmacology
- American Journal of Physiology
- British Journal of Pharmacology
- Journal of Comparative Neurology
- Experimental Brain Research
- Journal of the Autonomic Nervous System
- Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology
- Neuroscience Letters
- Clinical and Experimental Physiology and Pharmacology
- Experimental Physiology
- Nature Neurocience Reviews
- Circulation Research
- Brain Research
- American Society for Neuroscience
- American Physiological Society
- Australian Neuroscience Society
- International Society for Autonomic Neuroscience
- Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society
- High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia
- Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists
- Alexander Von Humboldt Fellow, 1987
- National Heart Foundation - Postdoctoral Fellow, 1990
- National Heart Foundation Research Fellowship, 1994
- Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, 2001
- SET Best Lecturer Award 2004
Professor Badoer is an active, passionate and productive research leader. He is the head and leader of the Neuropharmacology and Neuroinflammatory Laboratory. The laboratory consists of Post-Doctoral Fellows, PhD students and Honours students. Research assistants and international Postdoctoral Fellows have also contributed. The group has received national and international recognition, for the work that has highlighted the role of specific subgroups in the brain and the role of the brain in the symptoms of chronic diseases/conditions. The group has a number of successful collaborative projects with scientists both within and outside RMIT.
Professor Badoer’s laboratory has had grant and award successes that have included national competitive grants (including National Health and Medical Research Council, National Heart Foundation, Ramaciotti Foundation, Diabetes Research Trust and Buckland Foundation) and international competitive grants and awards (including Wellcome, and von Humboldt). Dr Badoer also holds Adjunct appointments in prestigious Research Institutes and other Universities. His laboratory is currently funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.
Research publications (Selection of most recent only)
- Kantzides, A and Badoer, E. (2005) nNOS-containing neurons in the hypothalamus and medulla project to the RVLM. Brain Research
- Owens N, Hess F, and Badoer E. (2005). In situ hybridization using riboprobes on free floating brain sections. Methods in Molecular Biology 326:163-171.
- Kantzides, A., Owens, N., De Matteo, R. and Badoer E. (2005). Right atrial stretch activates neurons in autonomic brain regions that project to the RVLM in the rat. Neuroscience. 133:775-780
- Cham, J.L., Owens, N.C., Barden, J., Lawrence, A.J. and Badoer, E. (2006) P2X purinoceptor subtypes on paraventricular nucleus neurons projecting to the rostral ventrolateral medulla in rat. Experimental Physiology 91:403-11.
- Kantzides, A and Badoer, E. (2006) Activation of NADPH-diaphorase-positive projections to the rostral ventrolateral medulla following cardiac mechanoreceptor stimulation in the conscious rat. American Journal of Physiology 290:R1626-38
- Cham JL, Klein, R., Owens, N., Mathai, M., McKinley, M., Badoer E. (2006) Activation of spimnally-projecting and nitergic neurons in the PVN following heat exposure. American Journal of Physiology 291:R91-101.
- Cham JL, and Badoer E. (2007) Exposure to a hot environment can activate spinally-projecting and nitergic neurons in the lower brainstem in the rat. Experimental Physiology 92(3):529-40.
- Cham JL and Badoer E. (2008). Exposure to a hot environment can activate rostral ventrolateral medulla-projecting neurones in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus in conscious rats. Experimental Physiology 93(1):64-74.
- Cham JL and Badoer E. (2008). Hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus is critical for renal vasoconstriction elicited by elevations in body temperature. American Journal of Physiology 294(2):F309-15.
- Chen F, Dworak M, Wang Y, Cham JL, Badoer E. (2008). Role of the hypothalamic PVN in the reflex reduction in mesenteric blood flow elicited by hyperthermia. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 295:R1874-81.
- Badoer E. (2009) Retrogradely transported neuronal tracers combined with immunohistochemistry using free-floating brain sections. Methods Mol Biol. 611:73-85
- Stebbing M, Potocnik S, Ye P, Badoer E. (2009). Use of confocal microscopy for three-dimensional imaging of neurons in the spinal cord. Methods Mol Biol. 611:173-82.
- Chen F, Cham JL, Badoer E (2010) High-fat feeding alters the cardiovascular role of the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 298(3):R799-807.
- Rana I, Stebbing M, Kompa M, Kelly D, Krum H, Badoer E, (2010). Microglia activation in the hypothalamic PVN following myocardial infarction. Brain Research Brain Res. 2010 Apr 22;1326:96-104
- Badoer E (2010) The role of the hypothalamic PVN in the regulation of renal sympathetic nerve activity and blood flow during hyperthermia and in heart failure. Am J Physiol Renal Circ Physiol 298(4):F839-46
- Chen F, Wang Y, Lee Cham J, Badoer E (2010) Inhibition of nitric oxide synthase in the paraventricular nucleus prevents the hyperthermia-induced reduction of mesenteric blood flow in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2010 Aug;299(2):R596-602.
- Badoer E. Microglia: activation in acute and chronic inflammatory states and in response to cardiovascular dysfunction. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2010 Oct;42(10):1580-5.
- Chen F, Liu F, Badoer E. (2011) AT1 receptors in the paraventricular nucleus mediate the hyperthermia-induced reflex reduction of renal blood flow in rats. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol. 2011 Feb;300(2):R479-85.
- Kosari, S. Rathner, J. A., . Chen, F., Kosari, S. and Badoer, E. (2011) Centrally administered resistin enhances sympathetic nerve activity to the hindlimb but attenuates the activity to brown adipose tissue Endocrinology, 152(7):2626-33
- Streeter, E. Al-Magableh, M. Hart, J. and Badoer, E. (2011). Hydrogen sulphide in the RVLM and PVN has no effect on cardiovascular regulation. Frontiers in Integrative Physiology, 2:55.