Dr Estella Newcombe

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute


I'm a neuroscientist with a background in neurodegeneration and neurogenesis. My research focuses on how inflammation may alter the course of Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. We use a range of in vitro and in vivo techniques to identify the underlying mechanisms occuring during neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration. Prior to working in the Neurula lab, I completed my PhD in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the University of Melbourne, studying the structural and functional characteristics of the protein that causes Huntington's disease.

Research Interests

  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Inflammation
  • Huntington's disease


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland


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Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Jhaveri, Dhanisha, Newcombe, Estella, Nink, Virginia, Osborne, Geoffrey, Vaidya, Vidita and Bartlett, Perry (2012). Norepinephrine stimulates a distinct precursor population in the adult hippocampus. In: 19th Biennial Meeting of the International-Society-for-Developmental-Neuroscience (ISDN), Mumbai, India, (669-669). 11-14 January 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2012.03.332