Associate Professor Mary-Louise Rogers

Principal Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre Building (6E:140/116)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

My current research encompasses treatment strategies and biomarker discovery for Motor Neuron Disease (also known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). We are world leaders in urinary biomarker discovery, validation and translation.

I also lead the translational Ian Davis Flinders University Biomarker facility, where we have robotically scaled-up urinary biomarker p75ECD testing for MND/ ALS clinical trials and research.

After completing a PhD at Adelaide University in December 2003, I undertook postdoctoral studies in the Neurotrophic Laboratory at Flinders University. I now lead the research undertaken in the Neurotrophic Laboratory.


My lab can be found in the FMC, room 6E140, 6E409.


PhD, Adelaide University (Medicine)

B.Ag.Sc, First Class Honours (Animal Sciences)

Honours, awards and grants

Winnovation 2018 Award, Winner, Technology

FightMND Collaborative Grant 2022-25

MNDRIA Innovator Grant 2019/2020/2021/2022/ 2023

FightMND Impact Grant 2020-22

Charcot Prize - top ranked MNDRIA grant for 2018

FightMND Translational Grant - establish Flinders MND Biomarker Facility (2018-2020)

National Institute of Health U01 Collaborative Grant - the CReATE biomarker collaboration (2018-2025) U01NS107027

NHMRC Project Grant 2016-2018 (SMN immunogene therapy for motor neuron disorders, APP 1104299)

National Institutes of Health (United States) ( sub contract 2015-16) p75 as a progression Biomarker U54NS092091-01

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association 2014-2016 (USA) 15-IIP-193, A Urinary Biomarker To Track Progression of ALS in Humans

MNDRIA Grant in AID 2016 & 2017

Cure for MND 2015

MNDIA Grants in AID 2011-2014.

Key responsibilities

I am head of the Motor Neurone Disease and Neurotrophic Research Laboratory in FHMRI, College of Medicine & Public Health

Topic lecturer
MMED3931 Advanced Neuroscience
MMED2931 Human Physiology
MMED3937 Pathophysiology for Medical Science
Supervisory interests
Biomarker discovery
Motor neuron disease
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Motor Neuron Disease Biomarkers (1), Motor Neuron Disease and ERV (1)
Associate supervisor: Neuroscience (1)
Principal supervisor: Targeted Gene Therapy for Motor Neuron Disease (1), Motor Neuron Disease Biomarkers (1)
Associate supervisor: Motor Neuron Biology (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Kevin Smith

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Postgraduate Seminar Prize - DEC 2015

Stephanie Shepheard

Vice Chancellor's Prize for Thesis excellence - APR 2016

Stephanie Shepheard

Flinders University Centre for Neuroscience Kathleen V. Russell Prize in Neurobiology - DEC 2014

Kevin Smith

Poster Prize, Flinders University School of Medicine PhD Student Day - OCT 2015

Stephanie Shepheard

Poster Prize, Flinders University Centre for Neuroscience Collaborators Day 2013 - SEP 2013

Kevin Smith

Highly Commended Poster Prize, International ALS/MND Symposium, Brussels, Belgium - DEC 2014

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