Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences
Nidhish holds a veterinary science degree from India and Masters from University of Connecticut, USA. His Master's research focused on identifying the role of a transcription factor, Tbox-2, in bone formation using a cell culture model. After working in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut for 2 years, he moved to Australia and completed his PhD in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, University of Melbourne. His PhD project focused on identifying the role of protease-activated receptor-2 in periodontal disease using transgenic mice. Nidhish joined Charles Sturt University in March 2017 as a Lecturer in Animal Physiology where he teaches animal and veterinary physiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students enrolled in veterinary science, animal science, equine science and veterinary technology.
Porter, M., Barton, D. P., Francis, N., & Shamsi, S. (2023). Description of two new species of Diplectanum Diesing, 1858 (Monogenea: Diplectanidae) collected from Protonibea diacanthus (Lacepède, 1802) (Teleostei: Sciaenidae) from waters off northern Australia. International Journal For Parasitology: Parasites And Wildlife, 21, 99-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijppaw.2023.04.004
Sarbassova, G., Nurlan, N., Raddam Al shammari, B., Francis, N., Alshammari, M., & Aljofan, M. (2023). Investigating potential anti-proliferative activity of different statins against five cancer cell lines. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 31(5), 727-735. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsps.2023.03.013
Shamsi, S., Francis, N., Masiga, J., Barton, D. P., Zhu, X., Pearce, L., & McLellan, M. (2023). Occurrence and characterisation of Eustrongylides species in Australian native birds and fish. Food and Waterborne Parasitology, 30, [e00189]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fawpar.2023.e0018
Shamsi, S., Banfield, A., Francis, N., Barton, D. P., & McLellan, M. (2023). Occurrence of digenean parasites in freshwater snails in the Murrumbidgee catchment area, Australia. Food and Waterborne Parasitology, 32, [e00202]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fawpar.2023.e00202
Saji, N., Budiono, B., Francis, N., Blanchard, C., & Santhakumar, A. (2023). Rice bran extract for the prevention of mitochondrial dysfunction. In S. M. Ostojic (Ed.), Molecular nutrition and mitochondria: Metabolic deficits, whole-diet interventions, and targeted nutraceuticals (pp. 521-534). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2020-0-02475-8