Ms Winnie Lau

Position

Casual Academic

School /
Work Unit

Education

Contact Details

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Location

City campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context

"Ms Winnie Lau"

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Monash University (Australia), 1989
  • Master of Science (Pharmacology), Monash University, 1998

Research Interests

The roles of endothelium-derived mediators (nitric oxide and endothelium-derived hyperpolarizing factor, EDHF) in the regulation of blood vessel function in insulin-resistant conditions such as diabetes.

Diabetes Research Group

Industry experience

Professional Society

Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists (ASCEPT)

Research Publications

Pennefather, J.N., Lau, W.A.K., Mitchelson, F.J. & Ventura, S (2000), The autonomic and sensory innervation of the smooth muscle of the prostate gland: a review of pharmacological and histological studies. Journal of Autonomic Pharmacology, 20, 193-206.

Lau, W.A.K., Pennefather, J.N. & Mitchelson, F.J. (2000), Cholinergic facilitation of neurotransmission to the smooth muscle of the guinea-pig prostate gland. British Journal of Pharmacology, 130, 1013-1020.

Preston, A., Lau, W.A.K., Pennefather, J.N. & Ventura, S. (2000), Effects of adenine nucleosides and nucleotides on neuromuscular transmission to the prostatic stroma of the rat.British Journal of Pharmacology, 131,:1073-1080.

Ventura, S., Lau, W.A.K., Buljubasich, S. & Pennefather, J.N. (2000), Species differences in the actions of sensory neuropeptides on contractility of the smooth muscle of the rat and guinea-pig prostate.Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology, 27, 917-921.

Ventura, S., Lau, W.A.K., Buljubasich, S. & Pennefather, J.N. (2000), Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibits contractions of the prostatic stroma of the rat but of the guinea-pig. Regulatory Peptides, 91, 63-73.

Salamoussa, A., Lau, W.A.K., Pennefather, J.N. & Ventura, S. (2000), The contractile effects of endothelins on the smooth muscle of the rat prostate gland. European Journal of Pharmacology, 403, 139-145.

Lau, W.A.K., Cox, S.L., Pennefather, J.N. & Mitchelson, F.J. (1999), Pharmacological characterization of endothelin receptor subtypes in the guinea-pig prostate gland. British Journal of Pharmacology, 127, 1091-1098.

Moodley, N., Lau, W.A.K., Pennefather, J.N. Story, M.E. & Fisher, L. (1999), NK2 receptors mediate tachykinin-induced contractions of rat uterus during the oestrous cycle. European Journal of Pharmacology, 376, 53-60.

Buljubasich S., Lau, W.A.K., Pennefather, J.N. & Ventura, S. (1999), An immunohistochemical and pharmacological study of tachykinins in the rat and guinea-pig prostate glands. European Journal of Pharmacology, 380, 137-144.

Pennefather, J.N., Lau, W.A.K., Chin, C., Story, M.E. & Ventura, S. (1999), a1L-Adrenoceptors mediate noradrenaline-induced contractions of the guinea-pig prostate stroma. European Journal of Pharmacology, 384, 25-30.

Lau, W.A.K., Ventura, S. & Pennefather, J.N. (1998), Pharmacology of neurotransmission to the smooth muscle of the rat and the guinea-pig prostate glands.Journal of Autonomic Pharmacology 18, 319-384.

Lau, W.A.K., & Pennefather, J.N. (1998), Muscarinic receptor subtypes in the rat prostate gland.European Journal of Pharmacology, 343, 151-156.

Heavey, M.L., Lau, W.A.K., & Pennefather, J.N. (1997), Tachykinin receptors mediating non-cholinergic contraction of the guinea-pig isolated main bronchus in response to field stimulation. Clinical & Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology, 24, 673-679.

Awards

Monash University Scholarship Grant (1996 - 1998)