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Oneil G. Bhalala


Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 2012

Current position

M.D. student at University of Melbourne Medical School
Research Assistant, Inouye Lab, University of Melbourne


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bhalala, O. G.. The Emerging Impact of microRNAs in Neurotrauma Pathophysiology and Therapy. In: Kobiessy, F. H. (ed). Brain Neurotrauma: Molecular, Neuropsychological, and Rehabilitation Aspects, 1st ed. CRC Press. (In press)
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  8. 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