Viythia Katharesan

Lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide

I completed a BHlthSc at The University of Adelaide in 2010 and was subsequently awarded a First Class Honours degree in 2011 for studying the survival requirements of motor neurons. I then undertook a PhD in Medicine within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, on the effects of inflammation on motor neuron survival. In 2016, whilst completing my PhD, I was employed as an Associate Lecturer in the Discipline of Anatomy and Pathology at the Adelaide Medical School, and in early 2017 this appointment was extended and I was promoted to Lecturer. At the University of Adelaide, I teach a range of undergraduate courses in the following programs: Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Dental Surgery, and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery. In addition to teaching, I continue to actively research neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on motor neuron disease and co-supervise Higher Degree Research students within the Motor Neuron Research Group at the University of Adelaide.


  • –present
    Lecturer in the School of Medicine, University of Adelaide


  • 2016 
    University of Adelaide, PhD in Medicine