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Oneil G. Bhalala

Oneil G. Bhalala


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2012
MD, The University of Melbourne Medical School, 2016

Current position

Intern, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne Health, Melbourne, Australia
Bioinformatician, Inouye Lab, Systems Genomics, The University of Melbourne


  1. Abraham, G., Havulinna, A. S., Bhalala, O. G., Byars, S. G., De Livera, A. M., Yetukuri, L., Tikkanen, E., Perola, M., Schunkert, H., Sijbrands, E. J., Palotie, A., Samani, N. J., Salomaa, V., Ripatti, S. and Inouye, M. (2016). Genomic prediction of coronary heart disease. Eur Heart J 37(43): 3267-3278.
  2. Bhalala, O. G. (2015). The Emerging Impact of microRNAs in Neurotrauma Pathophysiology and Therapy. In: Kobeissy, F. H. (Ed). Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press.
  3. Abraham, G., Bhalala, O. G., de Bakker, P. I., Ripatti, S. and Inouye, M. (2014). Towards a molecular systems model of coronary artery disease. Curr Cardiol Rep 16(6): 488.
  4. Abraham, G., Tye-Din, J. A., Bhalala, O. G., Kowalczyk, A., Zobel, J. and Inouye, M. (2014). Accurate and robust genomic prediction of celiac disease using statistical learning. PLoS Genet 10(2): e1004137.
  5. Bhalala, O. G., Srikanth, M. and Kessler, J. A. (2013). The emerging roles of microRNAs in CNS injuries. Nat Rev Neurol 9(6): 328-339.
  6. Bhalala, O. G., Pan, L., Sahni, V., McGuire, T. L., Gruner, K., Tourtellotte, W. G. and Kessler, J. A. (2012). microRNA-21 regulates astrocytic response following spinal cord injury. J Neurosci 32(50): 17935-17947.
  7. Bond, A. M.*, Bhalala, O. G.* and Kessler, J. A. (2012). The dynamic role of bone morphogenetic proteins in neural stem cell fate and maturation. Dev Neurobiol 72(7): 1068-1084. (*Co-first author)
  8. Smukste, I., Bhalala, O., Persico, M. and Stockwell, B. R. (2006). Using small molecules to overcome drug resistance induced by a viral oncogene. Cancer Cell 9(2): 133-146.
  9. Kellogg, M. D., Behaderovic, J., Bhalala, O. and Rifai, N. (2004). Rapid and simple tandem mass spectrometry method for determination of serum cotinine concentration. Clin Chem 50(11): 2157-2159.
Protocols by Oneil G. Bhalala
  1. Generation of Mouse Spinal Cord Injury