Position/s

Emeritus Professor of Anatomy & Histology
Anatomy and Histology

Biography

Ian retired in March 2014, having been at Flinders since 1984, and Professor of Anatomy and Histology from 1993. His research on the microscopic structure and function of autonomic and visceral sensory nerves has been internationally recognised, accruing more than 4,500 citations. Ian taught extensively across a wide range of courses, covering anatomy, biomechanics, neuroscience and embryology. He played a large role in the development of the Graduate Entry Medical Program and coordinated a ground-breaking course in the neuroscience of learning for school teachers.

Ian has much "public science", especially in the fields of neuroscience and anatomy, often in collaboration with artists. He is a widely published poet and electronic musician. Post-retiremnet, these activities will be his major focus. 

For Ian's creative work, see: http://www.iangibbins.com.au and http://www.facebook.com/IanGibbins.poetry.music.science

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Zoology, University of Melbourne, 1977
PhD in Zoology, University of Melbourne, 1981
Fil.dr (h.c) [honorary doctorate], University of Gothenburg, Sweden, 1995

Honours, awards and grants

Burns-Alpers Clinical Teaching Award, 2002
Lawrie Austin Plenary Lecture on Neurochemistry, Australian Neuroscience Society, 2006
Flinders University Staff Award for Outstanding Contribution to the University, 2007
National Science Week Unsung Hero of Science Communication (with Marcello Costa), 2008
Bren Gannon Award for Excellence and Dedication to Teaching, 2009, from Flinders Medical Students Society

Emeritus Professor, 2014.

Teaching interests

I am no longer actively teaching. During my time at Flinders, I had major teaching and curriculum development into:

  1. Years 1&2 of the Graduate Entry Medical Program, especially in Musculo-skeletal System, Brain & Behaviour, Embryology, and Introductory Anatomy & Histology.
  2. Bachelor of Biomedical Science, especially Year 3 "Body Systems" and Laboratory Placements
  3. Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience (Learning), an innovative program about neuroscience primarily for school teachers which ran from 2006-2010.

My teaching focused on innovative content, assessment and delivery methods to engage the students with material that is interesting and relevant. In 2010, I had a Teaching and Learning Innovation Grant, with Artist in Residence, Catherine Truman, to find out how students interact with the complex learning environment in Anatomy teaching. This work continued in 2011 funded by an ANAT/Synapse grant and has formed the basis of on-going art-science collaborative projects.

Research expertise

  • Creative Writing
  • Neurosciences
  • Statistics

Research interests

I am no longer doing any laboratory based research.

My main areas of interest have been:

Structure and function of the peripheral autonomic nervous system.

  • sympathetic pathways regulating gastro-intestinal activity
  • pelvic pathways to female genital tract
  • ganglionic transmission

Organisation of peripheral sensory neurons and their projections to the spinal cord.

  • peptidergic and non-peptidergic pain pathways
  • sensory innervation of female genital tract

Interactions between peripheral sensory and autonomic pathways.

Neuropeptides and non-synaptic transmission.

  • quantitative confocal microscopy of peptide diffusion and receptor binding
  • Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy, Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy
My main techniques have been:
Multiple-labelling immunofluorescence.
Confocal microscopy, including fluorescence correlation spectroscopy.
Electron microscopy.
Quantitative image analysis, including 3D reconstructions and their quantitative analysis.
Intra-cellular electrophysiology.
High level multivariate statistics.

Publications

  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). Peripheral Autonomic Pathways. In J K Mai & G Paxinos, ed. THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM. London, UK: Academic Press, pp. 141-185.
    [10.1016/B978-0-12-374236-0.10005-7]
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2004). Peripheral autonomic pathways. In George Paxinos, Juergen K. Mai, ed. THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, pp. 134-189.
  • Barry, C.M., Vilimas, P., Haberberger, R. and Gibbins, I. (2014). Sensory nerve fibres containing calcitonin gene-related peptide in back muscles and fasciae. 34th Annual Meeting of the Australasian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, Australia. Jan 2014.
    [Web Link]
  • Gibbins, I. and DeGraaf, Y.C. (2013). Diffision-limited kinetics and membrane domain heterogeneity facilitate sustained excitation of sympathetic neurons by angiotensin II: single photon imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. In Proceedings of the 10th Australian Peptides Conference. 10th Australian Peptides Conference. Penang, Malaysia.
  • Barry, C.M., Gillan, M., Vilimas, P., Kestell, G., Haberberger, R. and Gibbins, I. (2013). Sensory innervation of the thoracolumbar fascia and the erector spinae and transversospinales muscles. In New Moves: Conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. New Moves: Conference of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. Melbourne, Australlia. Oct 2013, pp. 9-9.
  • Barry, C.M., DeGraaf, Y., Vilimas, P., Haberberger, R. and Gibbins, I. (2013). Live imaging of peptide-cell interactions in trigeminal ganglion that may contribute to hypertension-associated hypoalgesia. Australian Neurosocience Society 33rd Annual Meeting. Melbourne, Australia. Feb 2013, pp. 82-82.
    [Web Link]
  • Gibbins, I. and DeGraaf, Y.C. (2013). Diffusion-limited kinetics of peptide binding to G-protein coupled receptor-enriched domains on intact sympathetic neurons: high-speed quantitative imaging and fluorescence correlation spectroscopy. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Melbourne, Australia.
  • DeGraaf, Y.C., Clarke, J. and Gibbins, I. (2012). An optical pharmacology toolkit: measuring peptide diffusion and receptor binding kinetics. In Proceedings of the Australian Health and Medical Research Congress. Australian Health and Medical Research Congress. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Gibbins, I. and DeGraaf, Y.C. (2012). AT1 receptors for Angiotensin II neither desensitise nor internalise in sympathetic neurons: quantitative real time imaging of peptide binding to intact neurons. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Gold Coast, Australia.
  • Vilimas, P., Yuan, S., Haberberger, R. and Gibbins, I. (2011). Specialised sensory innervation of the clitoris and external genitalia of female guinea-pig. In Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. ANS 2011. Auckland, New Zealand. Jan 2011, pp. 100.
  • Hendy, K., DeGraaf, Y.C., Clarke, J., Thomas, W. and Gibbins, I. (2011). Angiotensin II type 1a receptor motility and filopodia dynamics. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Gibbins, I. and DeGraaf, Y.C. (2011). Native AT1 receptors for angiotensin II neither desensitise nor internalise in sympathetic neurons: real time imaging of peptide binding to intact neurons. In Proceedings of the 9th Australian Peptides Conference. 9th Australian Peptides Conference. Hamilton Island, Australia.
  • DeGraaf, Y.C., Hendy, K., Clarke, J., Thomas, W. and Gibbins, I. (2011). Optical pharmacology of peptides: high speed confocal imaging of angiotensin II binding to AT1A receptors. In Proceedings of the 9th Australian Peptides Conference. 9th Australian Peptides Conference. Hamilton Island, Australia.
  • Yuan, S., Zagorodnyuk, V., Haberberger, R. and Gibbins, I. (2011). Activity of mechanosensitive neurons innervating the urethro-genital region of female guinea-pigs. In Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. ANS 2011, pp. 153.
  • DeGraaf, Y.C., Clarke, J., Gratton, E., Digman, M., Thomas, W. and Gibbins, I. (2010). Receptors in motion: Raster Image Correlation Spectroscopy (RICS) analysis of peptide and membrane mobility. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society/Australian Physiological Society Joint Meeting. Australian Neuroscience Society/Australian Physiological Society Joint Meeting. Sydney, Australia.
  • DeGraaf, Y.C., Gibbins, I., Goh, S. and Clarke, J. (2010). Can volume transmission really work? Modelling extracellular diffusion of substance P. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society/Australian Physiological Society Joint Meeting. Australian Neuroscience Society/Australian Physiological Society Joint Meeting. Sydney, Australia.
  • Gibbins, I., Goh, S., DeGraaf, Y.C., Hendy, K. and Clarke, J. (2010). Molecules in motion: imaging peptides, their receptors and diffusion models. In Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society / Australian Society for Biophysics Joint Meeting. Australian Physiological Society / Australain Society for Biophysics Joint Meeting. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Hendy, K., DeGraaf, Y.C., Clarke, J., Thomas, W. and Gibbins, I. (2010). Measuring receptor motility and filopodia dynamics. In Proceedings of the Australian Physiological Society/Australian Society for Biophysics Joint Meeting. Australian Physiological Society/Australian Society for Biophysics Joint Meeting. Adelaide, Australia.
  • Yuan, S., Vilimas, P.I., Zagorodnyuk, V.P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2010). c-Fos identification of spinal neurons activated by the urethro-genital reflex in female guinea-pigs. In ANS/AuPS, ed. Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. ANS/AUPS 2010 Conference. Sydney. Jan 2010, pp. 146.
  • Anderson, R.L., Clarke, J.N., Malapira, L.D.G., Buckley, N.C., Vilimas, P.I. and Gibbins, I.L. (2009). Terminals of glutamatergic nociceptors form microdomains in lamina I of the mouse dorsal horn. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 29th Annual Meeting. Australian Neuroscience Society. Australian Neuroscience Society 29th Annual Meeting. Canberra, ACT. Jan 2009.
  • Yuan, S., Vilimas, P.I., Zagorodnyuk, V.P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2009). Mapping pudendal-lumbar spinal-pelvic pathways controlling female reproductive tract in guinea-pigs. In Proceedings Australian Neuroscience Society 29th Annual Meeting. Adelaide, SA: Australian Neuroscience Society. 29th Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Canberra, ACT, pp. 109-109.
    [Web Link]
  • Gibbins, I., DeGraaf, Y.C., Clarke, J. and Goh, S. (2009). How far can a peptide go? Fluorescence correlation spectroscopic determination and modelling of peptide diffusion. In Proceedings of the 8th Australian Peptides Conference. 8th Australian Peptides Conference. South Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia.
  • Gibbins, I.L., Vilimas, P.I., Yuan, S., Bens, J. and Morris, J.L. (2009). Sensory innervation of the external genitalia of female guinea-pigs. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society 29th Annual Meeting. Adelaide, SA: Australian Neuroscience Society. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. Canberra, ACT, pp. 82-82.
    [Web Link]
  • Yuan, S., Vilimas, P.I., Zagorodnyuk, V.P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2008). Activation of pudendal-spinal-pelvic pathways controlling female reproductive tract in guinea-pigs. In Proc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc. Aust. Neurosci. Soc, pp. 107.
  • Ruthenbeck, G.S., Carati, C.J., Gibbins, I.L. and Reynolds, K.J. (2007). A virtual reality tool for teaching anatomy. In Australasian Physical and Engineering Science in Medicine. Springer Netherlands. Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine. Fremantle, WA. Oct 2007, pp. 417-418.
    [Web Link]
  • Gibbins, I.L., Horn, J.P., Davis, B.M., Albers, K.M. and Morris, J.L. (2004). Ganglionic transmission matches increased growth of sympathetic final motor neurons in NGF-overexpressing mice. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY. AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY. 24th Annual Meeting of the ANS.
  • Grillet, S.J., Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2004). Release of substance P from sensory nerves in guinea pig bronchi is resistant to botulinum neurotoxin A. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Australian Neuroscience Society. 24th annual meeting of the ANS. Melbourne, Vic, pp. 69-69.
  • van Wijngaarden, P., Brereton, H.M., Coster, D.J., Gibbins, I.L. and Williams, K.A. (2004). Strain-associated angiogenic heterogeneity amongst inbred rats in a model of oxygen-induced retinopathy. In EXPERIMENTAL EYE RESEARCH. 24-28 OVAL RD, LONDON, ENGLAND, NW1 7DX: ELSEVIER. International Congress of Eye Research.
  • Morris, J.L., Gibbins, I.L. and Jobling, P. (2004). Non-nicotinic ganglionic transmission in vasodilator pathway from lumber spinal cord to pelvic arteries. In PROCEEDINGS OF THE AUSTRALIAN NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY. AMERICAN NUCLEAR SOCIETY. 24th Annual Meeting of the ANS.
  • Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L., Lewis, R.J. and Morris, J.L. (2004). Pathway dependent expression of calcium channels in paracervical ganglia of female guinea-pigs. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. American Neuroscience Society. 24th annual meeting of the ANS. Melbourne, Vic, pp. 73-73.
  • Gibbins, I.L., Konig, P., Jobling, P. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Most unmyelinated sensory terminals lack proteins required for exocytosis of small synaptic vesicles (Poster) In P Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003.
  • Baker, S.J., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2003). Truncated neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1tr) mRNA is widespread throughout the guinea-pig nervous system and viscera (Poster) In P Martin, ed. Proc Austr Neurosci Soc. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003.
  • Ozols, D.I., Vilimas, P.I., Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Differential involvement of N-type calcium channels in neurotransmission from perivascular neurons. (Abstract) In P Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003, pp. POS-123.
  • Steward, A., Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Immunoreactivity for vesicular glutamate transporter 1 in paracervical ganglia of the guinea-pig. (Abstract) In P Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003, pp. POS-126.
  • Jobling, P., Steward, A., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Synaptic inputs to pelvic vasodilator neurons in female guinea-pigs (Poster) In P Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003.
  • Morris, J.L., Shimizu, T., Jobling, P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2003). Vesicular glutamate transporters, VGluT1 AND VGluT2, are absent from most terminals of peptide-containing sensory neurons (Poster) In P Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003.
  • Morris, J.L., Ozols, D.I., Lewis, R.J., Gibbins, I.L. and Jobling, P. (2003). Conotoxins distinguish between different functional populations of peptide-releasing vasomotor neurons (Poster) In Proceedings of the 5th Australian Peptides Conference. Australia5th Australian Peptide Conference. Daydream Island, QLD. Oct 2003.
  • Lee, D., Helps, S.C., Gibbins, I.L., Nilsson, M. and Sims, N.R. (2003). Losses of NG2 and NeuN immunoreactivity but not astrocytic markers during early reperfusion following severe focal cerebral ischaemia (Abstract) In P. Martin, ed. Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: AUST NEUROSCIENCE SOCIETY INC. 23rd Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Adelaide, SA. Jan 2003, pp. Oral 4-4.
  • Anderson, R.L., Shimizu, T., Jobling, P., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2002). Extrasynaptic actions of substance P in sympathetic ganglia. In Neuroscience 2002. ScholarOne. Society for Neuroscience 32nd Annual Meeting. Orlando, Florida. Nov 2002, pp. 827.19-827.19.
    [Web Link]
  • Morris, J.L., Jobling, P., Vilimas, P.I. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Differential inhibition of co-transmitter release from autonomic vasomotor neurons by botulinum neurotoxin A. In Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. USA: American Physiological Society. 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Christchurch, New Zealand. Aug 2001, pp. 758-758.
  • Morris, J.L., Jobling, P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Cranial vasodilator pathways to the mouse lingual vasculature. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: Aust Neuroscience Soc. Inc. 21st Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2001, pp. 113-113.
  • Morris, J.L., Vilimas, P.I., Gibbins, I.L. and Jobling, P. (2001). Botulinum toxin cleavage of SNAP-25 produces differential blockade of peptide and non-peptide neurotransmission. In Proceedings of the 4th Australian Peptides Conference. 4th Australian Peptides Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Oct 2001.
  • Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2001). Electrophysiological properties and synaptic environment of pelvic vasodilator neurons. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: Aust Neuroscience Soc. Inc. 21st Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2001, pp. 115-115.
  • Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2001). Electrophysiological characteristics and synaptic environment of vasodilator neurons controlling pelvic and lingual vasculature. In Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. USA: American Physiological Society. 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Christchurch, New Zealand. Aug 2001, pp. 789-789.
  • Gibbins, I.L., Shimizu, T., Jobling, P., Morris, J.L., Baker, S.J., Messenger, J.P., et al. (2001). Atypical NK1 tachykinin receptors modulate neuronal excitability in sympathetic ganglia. In Proceedings of the 4th Australian Peptide Conference. 4th Australian Peptide Conference. Brisbane, QLD. Oct 2001.
  • Gibbins, I.L., Brooks, J.H., Matthew, S.E. and Morris, J.L. (2001). Quantitative rules for preganglionic synapse formation onto final motor neurons in the toad. In Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. USA: American Physiological Society. 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Christchurch, New Zealand. Aug 2001, pp. 767-767.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Innervation of cutaneous effectors by autonomic and sensory neurons. In Proceedings of the 7th World Congress for Microcirculation. 7th World Congress for Microcirculation. Sydney, NSW. Aug 2001.
  • Brooks, J.H., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Preganglionic bouton number, soma size and synaptic density in the vagus nerve of the toad Bufo marinus. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: Aust Neuroscience Soc. Inc. 21st Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2001, pp. 112-112.
  • Shimizu, T., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Neurokinin-1 receptor localisation in guniea-pig cranial parasympathetic ganglia. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: Aust Neuroscience Soc. Inc. 21st Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2001, pp. 114-114.
  • Anderson, R.L., Jobling, P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Developing prevertebral sympathetic neurons receive fast and slow excitatory post-synaptic potentials before their electrophysiological phenotype can be identified. In Proceedings of the 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. USA: American Physiological Society. 24th International Congress of Physiological Sciences. Christchurch, New Zealand. Aug 2001, pp. 784-784.
  • Anderson, R.L., Matthew, S.E. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Dendritic growth and rate of synapse formation varies in distinct topographical regions of the developing coeliac ganglion. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Melbourne: Aust Neuroscience Soc. Inc. 21st Annual Meeting of the Australian Neuroscience Society. Brisbane, QLD. Jan 2001, pp. 116-116.
  • Zagorodnyuk, V.P., Gibbins, I.L., Costa, M., Brookes, S.J. and Nicholas, S.J. (2008). How many sensors in the bladder? Physiology News, 73 pp. 18-20.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). In the Absence of Saints. Light and Glorie; editors A Coleman & T Sullivan. Preston: Pantaenus Press. ISBN 978-1-74324-095-3 pp. 10-11.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). Noire. Famous Reporter. Hobart: Walleah Press. 44 pp. 98-103.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). Over the next crest. Signs of Life, curated by Mike Ladd and Cathy Brooks. Adelaide: Adelaide City Council. ISBN 978-0-646-58941-1 pp. 28-29.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). Sometimes It Hurts. Flying Kites. Adelaide: Friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press. 36(ISBN 978-1-74305-100-9) pp. 52-52.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). Sparrow Takes a Chance at the Art Gallery Cafe. Flying Kites. ISBN 978-1-74305-100-9 ed. Adelaide: friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press. 36 pp. 53-54.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). urban biology. Adelaide: Wakefield Press.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2012). urban biology - audiodraft. adelaide
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2011). Knuckey Street, Darwin. Southerly. ISBN 978-1-921556-29-6 ed. Sydney: The English Association / Brandl & Schlessinger. 71(3) pp. 211-213.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2009). Not Absolute. Adelaide
  • Jobling, P., Steward, A., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Synaptic inputs to pelvic vasodilator neurons in female guinea-pigs (Abstract) Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical. 106 pp. 11-12.
  • Haberberger, R., DeGraaf, Y.C., Schweigreiter, R., Vilimas, P., Gibbins, I. and Kress, M. (2009). The sphingosine 1-phosphate receptor 2 in murine DRG neurons. In Proceedings of the Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Australian Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting. Canberra, Australia.
  • DeGraaf, Y.C., Haberberger, R., Gibbins, I., Meinhardt, A. and Schirmer, S. (2009). The expression of the cholinergic system in rat testis is predominantly of non-neuronal origin. In Proceedings of the 104th Annual Meeting of the the Anatomische Gesellschaft, 104th Annual Meeting of the the Anatomische Gesellschaft, Antwerpen, Belgium.
  • De Fontgalland, D., Brookes, S., Gibbins, I., Sia, T. and Wattchow, D. (2014). The neurochemical changes in the innervation of human colonic mesenteric and submucosal blood vessels in Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 26(5) pp. 731-744.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2013). Functional organization of autonomic neural pathways. Organogenesis, 9(3) pp. 169-175.
    [10.4161/org.25126]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L., Gibbins, I., Patton, V., Bampton, P., Lubowski, D., et al. (2013). Low-resolution colonic manometry leads to a gross misinterpretation of the frequency and polarity of propagating sequences: Initial results from fibre-optic high-resolution manometry studies. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 25(10) pp. e640-e649.
    [10.1111/nmo.12170]
  • Colella, A., Chegeni Farahani, N., Tea, M., Gibbins, I., Williams, K. and Chataway, T. (2012). Comparison of Stain-Free gels with traditional immunoblot loading control methodology. Analytical Biochemistry, 430(2) pp. 108-110.
    [10.1016/j.ab.2012.08.015] [Scopus]
  • Schirmer, S.U., Eckhardt, I., Lau, H., Klein, J., DeGraaf, Y., Lips, K.S., et al. (2011). The cholinergic system in rat testis is of non-neuronal origin. Reproduction, 142(1) pp. 157-166.
    [10.1530/REP-10-0302] [Scopus]
  • Mair, N., Benetti, C., Andratsch, M., Leitner, M.G., Constantin, C.E., Camprubi-Robles, M., et al. (2011). Genetic Evidence for Involvement of Neuronally Expressed S1P1 Receptor in Nociceptor Sensitization and Inflammatory Pain. PLoS One, 6(2) pp. e17268.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0017268] [Scopus]
  • Cordts, F., Pitson, S., Tabeling, C., Gibbins, I.L., Moffat, D., Jersmann, H.P.A., et al. (2011). Expression profile of the sphingosine kinase signalling system in the lung of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Life Sciences, 89(21-22) pp. 806-811.
    [10.1016/j.lfs.2011.08.018] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, J.N., Anderson, R.L., Haberberger, R.V. and Gibbins, I.L. (2011). Non-peptidergic small diameter primary afferents expressing VGluT2 project to lamina I of mouse spinal dorsal horn. Molecular Pain, 7(95)
    [10.1186/1744-8069-7-95] [Scopus]
  • Tam Tam, S., Bastian, I., Zhou, X., Van der Hoek, M., Michael, M.Z., Gibbins, I.L., et al. (2011). MicroRNA-143 expression in dorsal root ganglion neurons. Cell and Tissue Research, 346(2) pp. 163-173.
    [10.1007/s00441-011-1263-x] [Scopus]
  • bastian, I., Tam Tam, S., Zhou, X., Kazenwadel, J., Van der Hoek, M., Michael, M.Z., et al. (2011). Differential expression of microRNA-1 in dorsal root ganglion neurons. Histochemistry and Cell Biology, 135 pp. 37-45.
    [10.1007/s00418-010-0772-0] [Scopus]
  • Yuan, S., Gibbins, I.L., Zagorodnyuk, V.P. and Morris, J.L. (2011). Sacro-lumbar Intersegmental Spinal Reflex in Autonomic Pathways Mediating Female Sexual Function. The Journal of Sexual Medicine,
    [10.1111/j.1743-6109.2010.02160.x] [Scopus]
  • Vilimas, P., Yuan, S., Haberberger, R. and Gibbins, I. (2011). Sensory innervation of the external genital tract of female guinea pigs and mice. The Journal of Sexual Medicine, 8(7) pp. 1985-1995.
    [10.1111/j.1743-6109.2011.02258.x] [Scopus]
  • Haberberger, R.V., Tabeling, C., Runciman, S.I., Gutbier, B., Konig, P., Andratsch, M., et al. (2009). Role of sphingosine kinase 1 in allergen-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling and hyperresponsiveness. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 124(5) pp. 933-941.
    [10.1016/j.jaci.2009.06.034] [10.1016/j.jaci.2009.06.034] [Scopus]
  • Ruthenbeck, G.S., Carati, C.J., Gibbins, I.L. and Reynolds, K.J. (2008). A virtual reality 3D jigsaw for teaching anatomy. Studies in health technology and informatics, 138 pp. 436-438.
    [Scopus]
  • van Wijngaarden, P., Brereton, H.M., Gibbins, I.L., Coster, D.J. and Williams, K.A. (2007). Kinetics of strain-dependent differential gene expression in oxygen-induced retinopathy in the rat. Experimental Eye Research, 85(4) pp. 508-517.
    [10.1016/j.exer.2007.07.001] [10.1016/j.exer.2007.07.001] [Scopus] [Web Link]
  • Zagorodnyuk, V.P., Gibbins, I.L., Costa, M., Brookes, S.J. and Gregory, S.J. (2007). Properties of the major classes of mechanoreceptors in the guinea pig bladder. Journal of Physiology-London, 585(1) pp. 147-163.
    [10.1113/jphysiol.2007.140244] [10.1113/jphysiol.2007.140244] [Scopus]
  • Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2006). Structure of peripheral synapses: autonomic ganglia. Cell and Tissue Research, 326(2) pp. 205-220.
    [10.1007/s00441-006-0233-1] [10.1007/s00441-006-0233-1] [Scopus]
  • Morris, J.L., Konig, P., Shimizu, T., Jobling, P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2005). Most peptide-containing sensory neurons lack proteins for exocytotic release and vesicular transport of glutamate. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 483(1) pp. 1-16.
    [10.1002/cne.20399] [10.1002/cne.20399] [Scopus]
  • Morris, J.L., Gibbins, I.L. and Jobling, P. (2005). Post-stimulus potentiation of transmission in pelvic ganglia enhances sympathetic dilatition of guinea-pig uterine artery in vitro. Journal of Physiology-London, 566(1) pp. 189-203.
    [10.1113/jphysiol.2005.083493] [10.1113/jphysiol.2005.083493] [Scopus]
  • van Wijngaarden, P., Coster, D.J., Brereton, H.M., Gibbins, I.L. and Williams, K.A. (2005). Strain-dependent differences in oxygen-induced retinopathy in the inbred rat. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 46(4) pp. 1445-1452.
    [10.1167/iovs.04-0708] [10.1167/iovs.04-0708] [Scopus]
  • Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L., Lewis, R.J. and Morris, J.L. (2004). Differential expression of calcium channels in sympathetic and parasympathetic preganglionic inputs to neurons in paracervical ganglia of guinea-pigs. Neuroscience, 127(2) pp. 455-466.
    [10.1016/j.neuroscience.2004.05.005] [10.1016/j.neuroscience.2004.05.005] [Scopus]
  • Morris, J.L., Ozols, D.I., Lewis, R.J., Gibbins, I.L. and Jobling, P. (2004). Differential involvement of N-type calcium channels in transmitter release from vasoconstrictor and vasodilator neurons. British Journal of Pharmacology, 141(6) pp. 961-970.
    [10.1038/sj.bjp.0705712] [10.1038/sj.bjp.0705712] [Scopus]
  • Baker, S.J., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2003). Cloning of a C-terminally truncated NK-1 receptor from guinea-pig nervous system. Molecular Brain Research, 111(1-2) pp. 136-147.
    [10.1016/S0169-328X(03)00002-0] [10.1016/S0169-328X(03)00002-0] [Scopus]
  • Gibbins, I.L., Jobling, P. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Functional organization of peripheral vasomotor pathways. Acta Physiologica Scandinavica, 177(3) pp. 237-245.
    [10.1046/j.1365-201X.2003.01079.x] [10.1046/j.1365-201X.2003.01079.x] [Scopus]
  • Gibbins, I.L., Jobling, P., Teo, E.H., Matthew, S.E. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Heterogeneous expression of SNAP-25 and synaptic vesicle proteins by central and peripheral inputs to sympathetic neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 459(1) pp. 25-43.
    [10.1002/cne.10527] [10.1002/cne.10527] [Scopus]
  • Gibbins, I.L., Teo, E.H., Jobling, P. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Synaptic density, convergence, and dendritic complexity of prevertebral sympathetic neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 455(3) pp. 285-298.
    [10.1002/cne.10404] [10.1002/cne.10404] [Scopus]
  • Jobling, P., Gibbins, I.L. and Morris, J.L. (2003). Functional organization of vasodilator neurons in pelvic ganglia of female guinea pigs: comparison with uterine motor neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 459(3) pp. 223-241.
    [10.1002/cne.10584] [10.1002/cne.10584] [Scopus]
  • Lee, D., Helps, S.C., Gibbins, I.L., Nilsson, M. and Sims, N.R. (2003). Losses of NG2 and NeuN immunoreactivity but not astrocytic markers during early reperfusion following severe focal cerebral ischemia. Brain Research, 989(2) pp. 221-230.
    [10.1016/S0006-8993(03)03373-0] [10.1016/S0006-8993(03)03373-0] [Scopus]
  • Anderson, R.L., Jobling, P., Matthew, S.E. and Gibbins, I.L. (2002). Development of convergent synaptic inputs to subpopulations of autonomic neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 447(3) pp. 218-233.
    [10.1002/cne.10222] [10.1002/cne.10222] [Scopus]
  • Morris, J.L., Jobling, P., Shimizu, T. and Gibbins, I.L. (2002). Interleukin-1 receptor immunoreactivity in sympathetic vascular and non-vascular neurons in guinea-pig coeliac ganglion. Neuroscience Letters, 333(1) pp. 54-58.
    [10.1016/S0304-3940(02)00959-X] [10.1016/S0304-3940(02)00959-X] [Scopus]
  • Morris, J.L., Jobling, P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2002). Botulinum neurotoxin A attenuates release of norepinephrine but not NPY from vasoconstrictor neurons. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 283(6) pp. H2627-H2635.
    [Scopus]
  • Anderson, R.L., Jobling, P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Development of electrophysiological and morphological diversity in autonomic neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 86(3) pp. 1237-1249.
  • Anderson, R.L., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Neurochemical differentiation of functionally distinct populations of autonomic neurons. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 429 pp. 419-435.
  • Axelsson, M., Olson, C., Gibbins, I.L., Holmgren, S. and Franklin, C. (2001). Nitric oxide, a potent vasodilator of the aortic anastomosis in the estuarine crocodile, Crocodylus porosus. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 122 pp. 198-204.
  • Jobling, P., Messenger, J.P. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Differential expression of functionally identified and immunohistochemically identified NK1 receptors on sympathetic neurons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 85(5) pp. 1888-1898.
  • Morris, J.L., Gibbins, I.L. and Jobling, P. (2001). Differential inhibition by botulinum neurotoxin A of cotransmitters released from autonomic vasodilator neurons. American Journal of Physiology-Heart and Circulatory Physiology, 281 pp. H2124-H2132.
  • Morris, J.L., Anderson, R.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Neuropeptide Y immunoreactivity in cutaneous sympathetic and sensory neurons during development of the guinea pig. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 437 pp. 321-334.
  • Shimizu, T., Morris, J.L. and Gibbins, I.L. (2001). Expression of immunoreactivity to neurokinin-1 receptor by subsets of cranial parasympathetic neurons: correlation with neuropeptides, nitric oxide synthase, and pathways. Experimental Neurology, 172 pp. 293-306.
  • De Fontgalland, D., Brookes, S., Gibbins, I., Sia, T. and Wattchow, D. (2014). The neurochemical changes in the innervation of human colonic mesenteric and submucosal blood vessels in Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 26(5) pp. 731-744.
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2013). Functional organization of autonomic neural pathways. Organogenesis, 9(3) pp. 169-175.
    [10.4161/org.25126]
  • Dinning, P.G., Wiklendt, L., Gibbins, I., Patton, V., Bampton, P., Lubowski, D., et al. (2013). Low-resolution colonic manometry leads to a gross misinterpretation of the frequency and polarity of propagating sequences: Initial results from fibre-optic high-resolution manometry studies. Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 25(10) pp. e640-e649.
    [10.1111/nmo.12170]
  • Colella, A., Chegeni Farahani, N., Tea, M., Gibbins, I., Williams, K. and Chataway, T. (2012). Comparison of Stain-Free gels with traditional immunoblot loading control methodology. Analytical Biochemistry, 430(2) pp. 108-110.
    [10.1016/j.ab.2012.08.015] [Scopus]
  • Tam Tam, S., Bastian, I., Zhou, X., Van der Hoek, M., Michael, M.Z., Gibbins, I.L., et al. (2011). MicroRNA-143 expression in dorsal root ganglion neurons. Cell and Tissue Research, 346(2) pp. 163-173.
    [10.1007/s00441-011-1263-x] [Scopus]
  • Schirmer, S.U., Eckhardt, I., Lau, H., Klein, J., DeGraaf, Y., Lips, K.S., et al. (2011). The cholinergic system in rat testis is of non-neuronal origin. Reproduction, 142(1) pp. 157-166.
    [10.1530/REP-10-0302] [Scopus]
  • Mair, N., Benetti, C., Andratsch, M., Leitner, M.G., Constantin, C.E., Camprubi-Robles, M., et al. (2011). Genetic Evidence for Involvement of Neuronally Expressed S1P1 Receptor in Nociceptor Sensitization and Inflammatory Pain. PLoS One, 6(2) pp. e17268.
    [10.1371/journal.pone.0017268] [Scopus]
  • Cordts, F., Pitson, S., Tabeling, C., Gibbins, I.L., Moffat, D., Jersmann, H.P.A., et al. (2011). Expression profile of the sphingosine kinase signalling system in the lung of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Life Sciences, 89(21-22) pp. 806-811.
    [10.1016/j.lfs.2011.08.018] [Scopus]
  • Clarke, J.N., Anderson, R.L., Haberberger, R.V. and Gibbins, I.L. (2011). Non-peptidergic small diameter primary afferents expressing VGluT2 project to lamina I of mouse spinal dorsal horn. Molecular Pain, 7(95)
    [10.1186/1744-8069-7-95] [Scopus]
  • Gibbins, I.L. (2004). Peripheral autonomic pathways. In George Paxinos, Juergen K. Mai, ed. THE HUMAN NERVOUS SYSTEM. 2nd ed. San Diego, CA: Elsevier, pp. 134-189.

Professional and community engagement

Science and Art
Regular public lectures, performances and installations, often in collaboration with artists, including:
    With Body in Mind, Flinders Medical Centre, 2007.
    Body, Brain and the New Science of Communication, Australian Book Review Lecture, 2007.
    Poetic Science: bodies, brains and the art of experimentation, with Natasha Mitchell, ABC Radio National All in the Mind 2008.
    Not Absolute, installation including video, sounds & texts with Catherine Truman, Judy Morris, Flinders University City Gallery, 2009.
    Playing with Your Mind, with Ronnie Taheny, Marcello Costa, Governor Hindmarsh Hotel, 2009.
    Anatomy & Imagination, Royal Institution, Australia, 2010.
    Poetry installations at RiAus (2009), Flinders Medical Centre (2005, 2009) and Bowen Street, Adelaide (2012).
Regular reviews of science books for Australian Book Review.

Poetry and music
Full length collection of poetry, Urban Biology, published by Friendly Street Poets / Wakefield Press in 2012, with CD.
Poems published in Australian Book Review, Blue Dog, Going Down Swinging, Cordite Poetry Review, Blast, Page Seventeen, Transnational Literature, Southerly, Friendly Street Poets, Australian Poetry Anthology, InDaily, ditch (Canada), Recours au Poème (France), Famous Reporter, Etchings, Inflectionist Review.
Poems finalists or commendations in national competitions including Australian Book Review, Newcastle Poetry Prize, Max Harris Poetry Award, Page Seventeen.
Poem (Field Guide) selected for Best Australian Poems 2008.
Audio-poems published in Going Down Swinging 30th Anniversary Edition CD; broadcast on ABC Radio National Poetica, January 2011; cordite poetry review.
Commissioned text for Australian Dance Theatre's "Be Your Self" premiered at Adelaide Festival of the Arts 2010 and toured Europe January-March 2011; contributed text to ADT's 2012 Adelaide Festival production, Proximity.
Electronic music produced as niteshifter performed widely.
Poet-in-Residence, Adelaide City Library, March 2014.

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Anatomy
  • Autonomic Nerves
  • Embryology
  • Microscopy
  • Neuroscience
  • Poetry

Interests

  • Autonomic Nerves nerves controlling the internal organs, blook vessels and skin.
  • Sensory Nerves nerves responding to changes in the internal or external environment; pain
  • Embryology the development of the body and its components from a fertilised egg
  • General Anatomy how the body is put together and how it works
  • Cultural History of Anatomy the social and scientific framework within which the study and practice of human anatomy has developed
  • Microscopy using advanced technology to image molecules, cells and tissues
  • Art and science collaborations.

Contact

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