Jennifer Rodger

Associate Professor, BSc Bath, PhD ParisVI

  • The University of Western Australia (M317), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • 2470 Citations
  • 26 h-Index
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Personal profile



1993 BSc. Hons. in Biochemistry: University of Bath, UK.
1996 PhD in Molecular Neuroscience (Mention: Tres honourable avec les felicitations du jury): University of Paris VI. Supervisor: Prof Jacques Mallet.
“Expression of syntaxin genes in the brain: key molecules in long-term potentiation (LTP) and learning”

Funding overview

Current funding

  • ITTC IC170100016. Stewart, Pfleger, Voelcker, Pébay, Dottori, Lee, Elnathan, O'Connor, Rodger, Palaniswami, Doyle, Kennedy, Kameneva, Heng, Sercombe, Pouton, Zheng, Mangum, Volery, ARC Training Centre for Personalised Therapeutics Technologies, ITTC 2016. 2017:667,885; 865,613; 987,649; 567,469; 327,737 total: 3,416,353
  • 2018-2020 DP180101494 (Kaylene Young, Jennifer Rodger, Gaetan Burgio) How do myelinating cells alter brain circuits to facilitate learning?.2018: 177,000; 2019: 153,900; 2020: 156,560. Total: 487,460
  • 2018-2020 NHMRC APP1139041 (Kaylene Young, Jennifer Rodger) Using Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation to Promote Myelin Repair in the Central Nervous System. 2018: 204,759.43; 2019: 240,054.63; 2020: 220,054.63. Total: 664,868.69 
  • 2018 Raine Visiting Professor: Dr Paul Croarkin (funded in 2019)
  • 2018 NRP-ICWA-Perron Institute Project Grant. Assessing the effects of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) during training on functional recovery after spinal cord injury (SCI). Rodger, Hodgetts, Harvey. $96,243
  • Perron early- and mid-career researcher internal grants scheme. Translation of preclinical rTMS parameters to treat depression (Rodger, Price) 30,000
  • 2018-2022 MSWA/Perron Institute for Translational and Neurological Science (Rodger) Research Fellowship and support package $1.2M
  • 2019 Imaging techniques to understand plasticity mechanisms in the injured brain (Rodger, Harvey) $96,100


Current projects

Industrial relevance

optimisnig repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation techniques for clinical translation

Teaching overview

Course co-coordinator (With Dr Helmy Mulders): Neuroscience Major, Neuroscience Honours, Masters in Biomedical Sciecne and Master in Health Science (Neuroscience Specialisation)

Unit coordinator: ANIM3320 Comparative Neurobiology, ANIM5501 Evolution and Development, NEUR5011 Developmental origins of neurological disorders, NEUR1001 Neuroscience in Society

Lecturer: NEUR325 Advanced Neuroscience


• Mechanisms of topographic organisation in the brain: molecular, physiological, and theoretical approaches
• Structure-function relationships in the brain
• Brain plasticity in development and repair



External positions

MSWA Senior Research Fellow, Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science

1 Jan 201831 Dec 2022


  • Neurobiology and molecular biology
  • Regenerative neuroscience

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Research Output 1997 2019

Comparing modes of delivery of a combination of ion channel inhibitors for limiting secondary degeneration following partial optic nerve transection

Toomey, L. M., Bartlett, C. A., Gavriel, N., McGonigle, T., Majimbi, M., Gopalasingam, G., Rodger, J. & Fitzgerald, M., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 15297.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optic Nerve Injuries
Myelin Sheath
Ion Channels
Wounds and Injuries
Purinergic P2X7 Receptors
1 Citation (Scopus)
76 Downloads (Pure)

Comparison of ion channel inhibitor combinations for limiting secondary degeneration following partial optic nerve transection

Toomey, L. M., Bartlett, C. A., Majimbi, M., Gopalasingam, G., Rodger, J. & Fitzgerald, M., Jan 2019, In : Experimental Brain Research. 237, 1, p. 161-171 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Ephrin-A2 affects wound healing and scarring in a murine model of excisional injury

Wijeratne, D., Rodger, J., Stevenson, A., Wallace, H., Prêle, C. M., Wood, F. M. & Fear, M. W., May 2019, In : Burns. 45, 3, p. 682-690 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wound Healing
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Therapeutic Uses


Grehl et al Brain Stimulation PCR array

Rodger, J. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 29 Nov 2014



Tang et al rTMS in neurotrauma

Rodger, J. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 4 Oct 2016


Projects 1998 2022