Dr Liam Coulthard

Academic Title-Lecturer

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

I completed my MBBS and PhD at UQ in 2015. The topic of my PhD was "The Anaphylatoxin Receptors in Neural Progenitor Cell Physiology". In this thesis we examined the function of the anaphylatoxin receptors, C3aR and C5aR1, in a novel location - the neural progenitor cells of the developing brain.

I am working as a resident medical officer at RBWH, but maintain a keen interest in research. Currently, I am examining the RBWH trauma database with clinicians from the Trauma Service to identify patterns in Trauma patient presentations.

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  • Hawksworth, Owen A., Coulthard, Liam G., Taylor, Stephen M., Wolvetang, Ernst J. and Woodruff, Trent M. (2012). Expression of complement factors and functional C5a receptors in human embryonic stem cells, and induced pluripotent stem cells. In: Abstracts of 24th International Complement Workshop (ICW). 24th International Complement Workshop (ICW), Chania, Crete, Greece, (1169-1169). 10-15 October 2012. doi:10.1016/j.imbio.2012.08.116

  • Costantini, K. J., Coulthard, L. G. J., Lor, Mary, Woodruff, T. M., Callaway, L. K., Finnell, R. H. and Taylor, S. M. (2010). C5aR protects against folate-deficiency induced neural tube defects in mice. In: Berhane Ghebrehiwet, Ellinor I. Peerschke and Richard R. Kew, Molecular Immunology. Proceedings of: XXIII International Complement Workshop. XXIII International Complement Workshop, New York, NY, U.S.A., (2254-2254). 1-5 August 2010. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2010.05.169

  • Coulthard, L. G. J., Costantini, K. J., Lor, Mary, Simmons, D., Taylor, S. M. and Woodruff, T. M. (2010). Complement expression in mice throughout neural tube closure. In: Berhane Ghebrehiwet, Ellinor I. Peerschke and Richard R. Kew, Molecular Immunology. Proceedings of: XXIII International Complement Workshop. XXIII International Complement Workshop, New York, NY, U.S.A., (2251-2251). 1-5 August 2010. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2010.05.163

  • Costantini, K. J., Coulthard, L. G., Woodruff, T. M., Taylor, S. M. and Callaway, L. K. (2010). The role of complement-mediated inflammation in miscarriage and preterm birth. In: Berhane Ghebrehiwet, Ellinor I. Peerschke and Richard R. Kew, Molecular Immunology. Proceedings of: XXIII International Complement Workshop. XXIII International Complement Workshop, New York, NY, U.S.A., (2272-2273). 1-5 August 2010. doi:10.1016/j.molimm.2010.05.222