Dr Alex Tang

Alex is currently a Sarich Family Research Fellow, in 2023 he left the Brain Plasticity lab and founded the Healthy Brain Ageing and Repair Lab at UWA and the Perron Institute. Both labs will continue to collaborate closely.
Alex Tang

Head of the Healthy Brain Ageing and Repair Lab

Alex Tang completed a PhD in neuroscience in 2017 under A/Prof. Jennifer Rodger before moving to Okinawa, Japan as a post-doctoral research scholar with Asst.Prof Marylka Uusisaari (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology). He returned to UWA on a combined lecturing and research position at the end of 2018.

Alex is currently a Sarich Family Research Fellow, and in 2023 founded the Healthy Brain Ageing and Repair Lab at UWA and the Perron Institute. His lab aims to understand the role of ageing on essential neurological functions such as learning and memory, as well as the cellular mechanisms underlying age-related neurological disorders (e.g., stroke). Using this knowledge, the lab hopes to develop novel interventions that can promote healthy brain ageing or treat age-related neurological disorders to ensure a high quality of life in older age.

Research Team

Dr Jamie Beros

Postdoc

Dr Jamie Beros

Postdoc

Emily King

PhD Student

Emily King

PhD Student

Rebecca Ong

PhD Student

Rebecca Ong

PhD Student

Collaborators:

A/Prof Jennifer Rodger (UWA & Perron Institute)

Prof Clif Abraham (Uni Otago)

Dr Carlie Cullen (UTAS)

Dr Hak Fujiyama (Murdoch Uni)

A/Prof Mark Hinder (UTAS)

Prof John Reynolds (Uni Otago) 

Dr Anne Maree Vallence (Murdoch Uni)

The Fiona Wood Foundation A/Prof Kaylene Young (UTAS)