Research Team

The MRFI principally supports research into Meniere’s at The University of Sydney, via The Sydney Medical School Foundation. The main research is undertaken at the Meniere’s Research Laboratory, located within the Brain & Mind Research Institute


   Dr. Daniel Brown, BSc, Hons, PhD

Dr Daniel Brown PHD is our Principal researcher.  His full details can be found here

   Dr. Yasuhiro Chihara (‘Yas’) PhD

Previous senior research specialist.  His full details can be found here

Laboratory Students:

Chris_B   Christopher Pastras – PhD candidate

Dom_A   Dominic Lopez – MPhil candidate

Cass_at_LSFM   Cassandra Southwell – Honors Student

Lieke_A   Lieke Van Roon – Occupational Trainee


Research Collaborators

Dr Payal Mukherjee – details here

Em. Prof. Ian Curthoys – details here and here

Dr Chris Wong – details here

Prof. Alec Salt – details here

Dr Robert Patuzzi – details here

Dr Leonardo Manzari -MSA ENT Academy Center, Cassino Italy

3 thoughts on “Research Team

  1. Could we please have an update as to how for we are into understanding what causes hydrops, and how far away we are to trialling treatments. There doesn’t seem to be any update for years I am hoping the MRFI is still running and research is progressing.


    • Will update the site next week Scott. Sorry, it’s been a busy few months.. I’m in Austria at the moment.. At the Prosper Meniere’s Society meeting. Next week is very tight, but I should be able to get to the website thereafter. Cheers, Dan


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