Dr Stephen Abbott
BSc (Hons), PhD
Heart Research of Institute
My research is currently focused on understanding the link between brain inflammation and cardiovascular disease. My research efforts are supported by an Early Career Fellowship from the National Health and Research Council of Australia.
Awards and honours
2016 The American Physiological Society Research Recognition Travel Award
2014 Respiration Physiology Neurobiology Young Investigators prize
2012 The American Physiological Society Research Recognition Travel Award
2011 University of Virginia Haynes Postdoctoral Award.
2010 Macquarie University Chancellors Commendation for Excellence in Postgraduate Research.
2008 Macquarie University Postgraduate Travel Award.
2013-2017 Early Career/CJ Martin Fellowship (National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia).
2011-2013 American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship.
2007-2010 Australian School of Advanced Medicine Scholarship.
2007-2010 Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship.
Kumar NN, Velic A, Soliz J, Shi Y, Li K, Wang S, Weaver JL, Sen J, Abbott SBG, Lazarenko RM, Ludwig MG, Perez-Reyes E, Mohebbi N, Bettoni C, Gassmann M, Suply T, Seuwen K, Guyenet PG, Wagner CA, Bayliss DA. Regulation of breathing by CO₂ requires the proton-activated receptor GPR4 in retrotrapezoid nucleus neurons. (2015) Science. Jun 12;348(6240):1255-60.
Abbott SBG, Coates MB, Stornetta RL, Guyenet PG. Optogenetic stimulation of C1 and retrotrapezoid nucleus neurons causes sleep state-dependent cardiorespiratory stimulation and arousal in rats. (2013) Hypertension 61(4):835-41.
Derecki NC, Cronk JC, Lu Z, Xu E, Abbott SBG, Guyenet PGG, & Kipnis J. Wild-type microglia arrest pathology in a mouse model of Rett syndrome. (2012) Nature 18;484(7392):105-9.
Abbott SBG, Stornetta RL, Fortuna MG, Depuy SD, West GH, Harris TE & Guyenet PG. Photostimulation of Retrotrapezoid Nucleus Phox2b-Expressing Neurons In Vivo Produces Long-Lasting Activation of Breathing in Rats. (2009) Journal of Neuroscience 29, 5806-5819.