Dr Ehsan Kheradpezhouh

Research Fellow
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61 2 612 54353

Areas of expertise

  • Cellular Nervous System 110902
  • Sensory Systems 110906
  • Cell Physiology 320801
  • Neurosciences 3209
  • Central Nervous System 320903

Research interests

I am interested in studying the physiological and pathological role of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels in rodent cortex.


I am a group leader at the Eccles Institute of Neuroscience, JCSMR. I studied medicine in Shiraz University and received my PhD in Physiology from the Adelaide University in 2015. My research has focused on the physiological and pathological role of transient receptor potential channels (TRPs) in the mammalian cortex. TRPs comprise a superfamily of nonselective cation channels that are well preserved throughout evolution and across species from yeasts to humans.

Recently, my research identified high expression of TRP Ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) in rodent cortical neurons. Currently, I combine in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, two-photon calcium imaging, and behavioural assays to investigate how TRPA1 modulates sensory processing in rodent cortex across modalities of whisker-touch and vision. We expand this knowledge to understand the role of TRP channels in brain pathologies such as Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.


Available student projects

Understanding the role of TRPA1 in the development and progression of Multiple Sclerosis in mice

    Current student projects

    1.   Understanding the role of Muscarinic 1 cholinergic receptor in mouse sensory processing and detection behaviour

    2. Characterising the co-localisation and functional interaction between TRPA1 and TRPV1 in the mammalian cortex and understanding how this interaction affects sensory processing and detection behaviour

    The role of M1 Muscarinic modulation on mouse behaviour


    Projects and Grants

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