Peter Crouch completed his Ph.D. degree in botany in 2002 and started his neuroscience research career in 2003 when he gained his first postdoc position at the Centre for Neuroscience, University of Melbourne. He is currently the Head of his own laboratory at the Department of Pathology, University of Melbourne, where his research activities focus on developing and testing therapeutic for neurodegenerative disease and on the role of impaired energy metabolism in neurodegenerative disease. Since 2005, Dr. Crouch has published 37 papers with a total of 493 citations (13.3 cites/paper), an average impact factor value of 4.53, and an h-index of 12. These include publications in leading journals such as The Journal of Experimental Medicine, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, The Journal of Neuroscience, Proteomics, Free Radical Biology and Medicine, The Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular Neurodegeneration, Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and Journal of Neurochemistry. The strength of his research outcomes to date is the interdisciplinary collaborations he has developed. These include collaborations with neuroscientists, chemists, molecular biologists, clinical neurologists, and nuclear imaging experts. Dr. Crouch regularly reviews grant applications submitted to the Australian NHMRC, the International Alzheimer’s Association (USA), the Medical Research Council (New Zealand), and the Motor Neuron Disease Association (UK). Since 2006, Dr. Crouch has supervised seven honor students to completion, and all seven have been awarded H1 results. He is currently supervising five Ph.D. students. Crouch is a current Member of the Department of Pathology, Research Higher Degree Committee.
Biography Updated on 30 May 2012