My research examines neuroanatomical and behavioural changes associated with psychological disorders. I am particularly interested in basal ganglia-related disorders and currently investigate Parkinson’s disease, autism, and drug addiction
2021-2023: Bioinspired Flexible Haptic Memory Materials for Artificial Sensory Nerves. ARC Discovery Project. A/Prof Chu, Dr Peng, Dr Cazorla, Dr Furlong, Dr Wu. $381,000.
2020-2022: Multi-modal, multi-scale mapping of the brain. UNSW-CAS Collaborative Research Seed Program. Dr Furlong, Prof Jiang, Prof Fan. $50,000
2020-2021: Mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress in executive function and decision-making. UNSW Medicine Neuroscience, Mental Health and Addictions Theme seed grant. Dr Walker, Prof Eapen, Dr Furlong, Prof Clarke, Prof Balleine, Dr Merlin, A/Prof Karl. $40,000.
2019-2021: Characterising deficits in brain development associated with the IMMP2L gene knockdown. ARC strategic Initiative Project- Centre of Excellence. Prof Paxinos, Dr Furlong, Dr Merlin, Prof Balleine. $86,000.
2018-2021: Preventing the effect of high-calorie food on habitual eating using an orexin-1 receptor antagonist. Rebecca L. Cooper Foundation Grant. Dr Furlong. $100,000.
2019-2021: Utilizing a DREADDs approach to treat the motor and cognitive symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s NSW seed grant. Dr Furlong, Dr Merlin. $55,000.
2018: L-dopa and dopamine dysregulation syndrome in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s NSW seed grant. Dr Furlong, Prof Balleine, Prof Paxinos. $20,000.
2018-2019: Distribution and function of inhibitory interneurons in the cortex as a function of age. ARC Strategic Initiative Project- Centre of Excellence. Prof Paxinos, Dr Furlong, Dr Merlin. $30,000.