Dr Kathryn Ellis

Position: Honorary Research Fellow


E: kellis@unimelb.edu.au
61 3 9389 2919


Campus: 155 Oak Street, Parkville VIC 3052


Research Interests:
Dr Ellis’ main research interests are in the areas of Alzheimer's disease, neural networks underlying cognition and emotion and psychopharmacological research paradigms.

Techniques Used:
A focus on neuroimaging, cognitive testing and psychopharmacology.


Relevant Publications:


Ellis KA, Mehta MA, Murthy PJ, McTavish SFB, Nathan PJ, Grasby PM. Tyrosine depletion alters cortical and limbic blood flow but does not modulate spatial working memory performance or task-related blood flow in humans. Human Brain Mapping 2007 Nov; 28(11):1136-49.


Ellis KA, Silberstein RB, Nathan PJ. Exploring the temporal dynamics of the spatial working memory n-back task using steady state visual evoked potentials (SSVEP). Neuroimage 2006; 31:1741–1751.


Ellis KA, Mehta MA, Wesnes K, Armstrong, S, Nathan PJ. Combined D1/D2 receptor stimulation under conditions of dopamine depletion impairs spatial working memory performance in humans. Psychopharmacology 2005; 181(4):771-80.
Green A, Ellis KA, Ellis J, Bartholomeusz CF, Ilic S, Croft RJ, Nathan PJ. Muscarinic and nicotinic receptor modulation of object and spatial n-back working memory in humans. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 2005; 18(3):575-84.


Ellis KA, Rowe CC, Villemagne VL, Martins RN, Masters CL, Salvado O, Szoeke C, Ames D, the AIBL research group. Addressing population aging and Alzheimer’s disease through the Australian Imaging Biomarkers and Lifestyle study: Collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. Alzheimer’s and Dementia 2010. 6(3): 291-296

Rowe CC, Ellis KA, Rimajova M, Bourgeat P, Pike KE, Jones G, Fripp J, Tochon-Danguy H, Morandeau L, O'Keefe G, Price R, Raniga  P, Robins P, Acosta O, Lenzo N, Szoeke C, Salvado O, Head R, Martins R, Masters CL, Ames D, and Villemagne VL. Amyloid imaging results from the Australian imaging, biomarkers and lifestyle study of ageing (AIBL). Neurobiology of Aging. 2010; 31 (8): 1275- 83
Ellis KA, Bush AI, Darby D, De Fazio D, Foster J, Hudson P, Lautenschlager NT, Lenzo N, Martins RN, Maruff P, Masters C, Milner A, Pike K, Rowe C, Savage G, Szoeke C, Taddei K, Villemagne V, Woodward M, Ames D; AIBL Research Group. The Australian Imaging, Biomarkers and Lifestyle (AIBL) study of aging: methodology and baseline characteristics of 1112 individuals recruited for a longitudinal study of Alzheimer's disease. International Psychogeriatrics. 2009; 21(4):672-87
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