Nathanael Yates

Dr, BSc. Hons. PhD (UWA)

  • The University of Western Australia (M309), 35 Stirling Highway, APHB building North, Room 213

    6009 Perth


  • 58 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
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Personal profile


I graduated with my PhD in 2015, with a thesis entitled "Biomarkers in Schizophrenia". I have since been working in the fields of neurodevelopmental programmming, neurotrauma and neuroprotection research, and perinatal brain development. My key skills are in behavioural phenotyping of animal model of mental health, neurophysiology including EEG and auditory evoked potentials, and neuroanatomical techniques.

Roles and responsibilities

I am currently a postdoctoral research associate working under Assoc/Prof Jane Pillow. I am examining preterm lamb models of infection and glucocorticoid therapy to determine optimal intervention strategies to promote preterm infant neurodevelopment.

Funding overview

BrightSpark Collaboration Grant (2017)

Cerebral Palsy Research Alliance Career Development Grant (2016)

Preterm Infants CRE Career Development Grant (2016)

Commonwealth Scholarship of the British Council (2011)


*Early life programming of brain development and mental health
*Pathological mechanisms of neurotrauma
*Neuroprotective strategies in preterm birth
*Dietary effects on brain growth and development


English (native)


  • Medical Devices
  • Schizophrenia
  • Dopamine
  • Psychosis
  • Circadian rhythms
  • Preterm birth
  • Developmental disorders
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
  • Neurotrauma and neurodegeneration
  • Brain injury

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 58 Citations
  • 6 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 1 Abstract/Meeting Abstract
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis

Differential responses to increasing numbers of mild traumatic brain injury in a rodent closed-head injury model

Fehily, B., Bartlett, C. A., Lydiard, S., Archer, M., Milbourn, H., Majimbi, M., Hemmi, J. M., Dunlop, S. A., Yates, N. J. & Fitzgerald, M., 31 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Neurochemistry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Brain Concussion
Closed Head Injuries
Corpus Callosum
Cochlear Nucleus
Guinea Pigs
Inferior Colliculi

The Effects of a Combination of Ion Channel Inhibitors in Female Rats Following Repeated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Mao, Y., Black, A. M. B., Milbourn, H. R., Krakonja, S., Nesbit, M., Bartlett, C. A., Fehily, B., Takechi, R., Yates, N. J. & Fitzgerald, M., Nov 2018, In : International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 19, 11, 18 p., 3408.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Brain Concussion
brain damage
Ion Channels
Ranvier's Nodes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Vitamin D is crucial for maternal care and offspring social behaviour in rats

Yates, N. J., Tesic, D., Feindel, K. W., Smith, J. T., Clarke, M. W., Wale, C., Crew, R. C., Wharfe, M. D., Whitehouse, A. J. & Wyrwoll, C. S., 1 May 2018, In : Journal of Endocrinology. 237, 2, p. 73-85 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Social Behavior
Vitamin D
Vitamin D Deficiency
1 Citation (Scopus)

Delayed treatment of secondary degeneration following acute optic nerve transection using a combination of ion channel inhibitors

Yates, N. J., Giacci, M. K., O'Hare Doig, R. L., Chiha, W., Ashworth, B. E., Kenna, J., Bartlett, C. A. & Fitzgerald, M., 1 Feb 2017, In : Neural Regeneration Research. 12, 2, p. 307-316 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optic Nerve Injuries
Ion Channels
Purinergic P2X7 Receptors
Ranvier's Nodes

Projects 2017 2018