Russ Chess-Williams

Prof

  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast

    Australia

  • 7086 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
1988 …2018
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Personal profile

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 1988 2018

1 Citations
Receptor, Serotonin, 5-HT2A
Ureter
Swine
Area Under Curve
Methiothepin
Interstitial Cystitis
Toll-Like Receptor 4
Urinary Bladder
Pain
Anxiety
rho-Associated Kinases
Phenylephrine
Serotonin
Ureter
Area Under Curve
Urothelium
Streptozocin
Urinary Bladder
Adenosine Triphosphate
Compliance
Ibuprofen
Mitomycin
Urinary Bladder
Caspase 3
Inbred C57BL Mouse

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Internal Professional Development

Bond University Pure Training

Florentina Benga (Attendee), James R. Birt (Attendee), Russ Chess-Williams (Attendee), Aude Etournaud (Attendee), Nickolas James (Attendee), Kristen MacKenzie (Attendee), Skye Marshall (Attendee), Daniel O'Brien (Attendee), Marja Sarvimaki (Attendee), Gregory James Skulmoski (Attendee)
22 Nov 2018

Activity: Professional DevelopmentInternal Professional DevelopmentAttending at professional training session

Thesis

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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