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Russ Chess-Williams

Prof

  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 7554 Citations
  • 32 h-Index
1988 …2020

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Research interests

Laboratory studies to enhance our knowledge of the lower urinary tract, with the aim of developing new treatments, or enhancing current treatments of the following conditions:

  • Overactive bladder
  • Cancers of the lower urinary tract
  • Stress incontinence
  • Ureteral stones
  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Erectile dysfunction

Statement for HDR students

The research group specialises in studies of the lower urinary tract using isolated tissues to examine contraction, biochemical assays to measure release of ATP, acetylcholine and prostaglandins, histological techniques to examine structure and protein distribution, molecular biology techniques to measure proteins and radioligand binding to measure receptor densities and characteristics.

Current projects examine the receptors and ion channels of the bladder, urethra, ureter, prostate and cavernosum to identify new targets for drugs to treat overactive bladder, stress incontinence, renal stones, and enlarged prostate and erectile dysfunction.

Recent studies also include the effects of cytotoxic drugs and metabolites on bladder function to identify the causes of side effects, interactions between anti-cancer drugs, and treatments to enhance the effects of radiotherapy and other cytotoxic drugs.

 

Education/Academic qualification

Pharmacology, PhD, University of Wales

External positions

University of Sheffield

1990Mar 2006

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Research Output

Alterations in histamine responses between juvenile and adult urinary bladder urothelium, lamina propria and detrusor tissues

Stromberga, Z., Chess-Williams, R. & Moro, C., 5 Mar 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 9 p., 4116.

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  • Acrolein, the toxic urinary metabolite of cyclophosphamide, causes physiological changes to bladder function

    Sellers, D. J., Chess-Williams, R., McDermott, C. & West, E., 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal. 25, 4, p. 96-97 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

  • Can the beneficial effects of tamsulosin on the overactive bladder be explained by an effect on bladder blood flow?

    Nilsson, D., Sellers, D. J. & Chess-Williams, R., 2019, In : Australian and New Zealand Continence Journal. 25, 4, p. 98-99 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractResearchpeer-review

  • Differential mechanisms of action of the trace amines octopamine, synephrine and tyramine on the porcine coronary and mesenteric artery

    Koh, A., Chess-Williams, R. & Lohning, A. E., 29 Jul 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 9 p., 10925.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    93 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 1 Non-financial research agreements
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Speed Research Presentations

    Elisabeth Isenring (Speaker), Jaimon T Kelly (Speaker), Christian Moro (Speaker), Mark Morgan (Speaker), Anna V. Lorimer (Speaker), Vernon G Coffey (Speaker), Rae Louise Thomas (Speaker), Alexandra Bannach-Brown (Speaker), Ray N Moynihan (Speaker), Daniel Maupin (Speaker), Rob Marc Orr (Speaker), Nigel L Barnett (Speaker), Russ Chess-Williams (Speaker)
    21 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Material Transfer Agreement (MTA) - Lubris

    Russ Chess-Williams (Researcher), Donna Sellers (Researcher)
    24 Jan 202023 Jan 2025

    Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesNon-financial research agreements

    Press / Media

    Bond establishes new Centre for Urology Research

    Russ Chess-Williams

    29/07/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Uni lifts research

    Helen Christine O'Neill & Russ Chess-Williams

    15/07/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Bond expands medical research centre

    Helen Christine O'Neill & Russ Chess-Williams

    14/07/15

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Student theses

    Amphetamine-like compounds in pre-workout supplements

    Author: Koh, A., 10 Jun 2017

    Supervisor: Lohning, A. E. (Supervisor) & Chess-Williams, R. G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis

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    Contractile activity of the bladder urothelium and lamina propria

    Author: Moro, C., 9 Feb 2013

    Supervisor: Chess-Williams, R. (Supervisor) & Sellers, D. J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    Cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide: mechanisms of cytotoxic action and consequences for normal bladder function

    Author: Mills, K., 10 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: Chess-Williams, R. G. (Supervisor) & McDermott, C. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    Cytotoxic Drugs and their Effects on Bladder Function

    Author: Kang, S. H., 10 Oct 2015

    Supervisor: McDermott, C. (Supervisor) & Chess-Williams, R. G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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    Drug targets for urinary and faecal incontinence and anal fissure

    Author: Folasire, O., 11 Feb 2017

    Supervisor: Sellers, D. J. (Supervisor) & Chess-Williams, R. G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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