Research Stream: Developmental Neurobiology

Professor Darryl Eyles (BSc. Gr Dip Clin Biochem. Ph.D) is a science graduate who obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Medicine, University of Queensland. He has been with QCMHR since its inception in 1987.  He is Laboratory Head for QCMHR’s Developmental Neurobiology laboratory at the Queensland Brain Institute, University of Queensland where he is a faculty member and has adjunct teaching positions with UQ’s Schools of Biomedical and Health Sciences. Darryl has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Forum for European-Australian Science and Technology Cooperation award. He is a reviewer for more than 10 scientific journals, a reviewer for a number of international funding bodies and a NHMRC committee panel member for psychology/psychiatry project grants. Darryl has published more than 90 scientific articles or book chapters.  Research interests include developmental animal models for schizophrenia, vitamin D neurobiology, dopamine ontogeny and the neurobiology of schizophrenia.

Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland Brain Institute - Eyles Group


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With a particular focus on dopamine systems, the Eyles laboratory focuses on how risk factors for schizophrenia and autism, such as developmental vitamin D (DVD) deficiency and maternal immune activation, change the way the brain develops and functions.

Queensland Brain Institute

Queensland Brain Institute - Burne Group


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Associate Professor Thomas Burne’s laboratory studies brain development and behaviour in animal models. The laboratory is focussed on investigating the underlying biological basis for schizophrenia, with the goal of finding public health interventions that will alleviate the burden of this disease.