2021 Tasmanian Award Winner

Dr Carlie Cullen

University of Tasmania Research Field: Neuroscience In the brain, neurons connect via axons and communicate via the transfer of electrical impulses (action potentials). The wrapping of axons in insulating myelin, ensures that these impulses travel rapidly and reliably but we do not fully understand how myelin affects the timing of action potential arrival and myelin…

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Dr Vanessa Adams

University of Tasmania Research Field: Conservation, Environment Less than a quarter of the Earth’s land remains free from substantial human impact. Timely action to avoid, reduce, and reverse land degradation can bring benefits such as increased food and water security, and mitigation of climate change. Dr Adams’ research focuses on understanding people’s relationships to places…

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