Dr Robert Ashman

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 58028



  • Fellow of Australian Society for Microbiology
  • Master of Education, Queensland University of Technology
  • Fellow of American Academy of Microbiology
  • Doctor of Science, The University of Western Australia
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), The University of Western Australia


  • Zhang, Xiaohuan, Zhao, Sainan, Sun, Luping, Li, Wenqing, Wei, Qiao, Ashman, Robert B. and Hu, Yan (2017) Different virulence of candida albicans is attributed to the ability of escape from neutrophil extracellular traps by secretion of DNase. American Journal of Translational Research, 9 1: 50-62.

  • Arumugam, Thiruma V., Manzanero, Silvia, Furtado, Milena, Biggins, Patrick J., Hsieh, Yu Hsuan, Gelderblom, Mathias, MacDonald, Kelli P. A., Salimova, Ekaterina, Li, Yu I., Korn, Othmar, Dewar, Deborah, Macrae, I. Mhairi, Ashman, Robert B., Tang, Sung-Chun, Rosenthal, Nadia A., Ruitenberg, Marc J., Magnus, Tim and Wells, Christine A. (2016) An atypical role for the myeloid receptor Mincle in central nervous system injury. Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, 37 6: 2098-2111. doi:10.1177/0271678X16661201

  • Manzanero, S., Arumugam, T. V., Hsieh, Y. -H., Gelderblom, M., MacDonald, K. P., Hill, G. R., Ashman, R. B., Magnus, T. and Wells, C. A. (2015). The immune receptor Mincle in microglia is a key initiator of tissue damage in ischemic stroke. In: GLIA Bilbao 2015: Abstracts Oral Presentations, Posters. 12th European Meeting on Glial Cell Function in Health and Disease, Bilbao Spain, (E260-E261). 15-18 July 2015. doi:10.1002/glia.22870

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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy

  • (2004) Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Ashman, R. B., Farah, C. S. and Wells, C. A. (2007). Genes and gene pathways in Candida infection. In Gordon D. Brown and Mihai G. Netea (Ed.), Immunology of fungal infections (pp. 131-148) Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Springer.

  • Ashman, Robert B. and Farah, Camile S. (2005). Oral candidiasis: clinical manifestations and cellular adaptive host responses. In P. L. Fidel and G. B. Huffnagle (Ed.), Fungal Immunology: From an Organ Perspective (pp. 59-83) New York: Springer.

  • Ashman, R. B. and Seymour, G. J. (2002). General Immunology. In Crispian Scully (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Applied Dental Sciences 1 ed. (pp. 433-480) Oxford UK: Oxford University Press.

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision

  • (2005) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • (2004) Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor