CURICULUM VITAE Name: Desa Welsh (nee Bacic) E-mail: [email protected] Tel (B): (07) 5595 4775 EDUCATION and EMPLOYMENT HISTORY Sept. 2011Present...
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Desa Welsh (nee Bacic)

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel (B): (07) 5595 4775


Nov. 2011.

Feb. 2010Nov. 2011.

Assistant Professor at Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine, School of Health Science Completed Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Enrolled in course: Graduate Certificate of Higher Education,

March 2010Present Casual Lecturer at Griffith University, School of Public Health and School of Medicine Sept. 2009Present

Chief investigator on NHMRC grant and Research fellow at Griffith University. Role of chemokines in PTH anabolic effect on bones

March 2009June 2009. Senior research assistant on project Renal Inflammatory diseases, Zurich University, Switzerland March 2008Feb. 2009. Senior research assistant, School of Medical Science, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia 2008-2009.

Supervised and led student training, School of Medical Sciences, Griffith University

March 2009July 2009. Supervised and led student training, Institute of Anatomy, Medical Faculty, University Zurich

Apr.2005Nov. 2007. Oct. 2004Jan. 2005.


Oct. 2003Oct 2004.

Senior-assistant position, University Dubrovnik, Croatia

Senior-assistant position on the Institute of Anatomy, University Zurich, Switzerland Assistant on practical courses of Histology at Medical Faculty, University of Zürich

PostDoc position on the Institutes of Anatomy and Physiology, University Zurich, Switzerland

Oct. 2003.

PhD thesis defended on University of Zürich, with a title: “Regulation of Internalization of the Renal Type IIa Sodium/Phosphate Cotransporter”, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Nov. 2001.

Participated on EMBL PhD Student Symposium on Evolution, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany


Completed the workshop: “Cryomethods, Ultramicrotomy and Immunolabeling“ Department of Cell Biology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Holland

March 2000. PhD student of Prof. Dr. B. Kaissling (Institute of Anatomy) and Prof. Dr. H. Murer (Institute of Physiology) University of Zurich, Switzerland

Oct.-Dec.1999. Involved in a project “Gene activation in leukemia” under supervision of dr. M. Antica, Institute Rudjer Boskovic, Zagreb, Croatia, Department of Molecular Medicine, Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Immunology


Graduated with first class honours as engineer of biology, BSc; Thesis title: “Intestinal lesions provoked by 2,4-DNFB in previously sensitized BALB/c mice”; University of Zagreb, Croatia

1996 – 1997. Supervised and led student training, Faculty of Natural Science, University of Zagreb

May 1996.

Supervised and assist in a project “Save the wolfs in Croatia”, Museum of Zoology, Zagreb, Croatia

1992 – 1998

Faculty of Natural Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Summer 1991. School of English Language at UTS Oxford Centre, England 1988 – 1992. Classical Gymnasium, Dubrovnik (Croatia). Title of thesis: “Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution”


1. Stephens AS, Stephens SR, Welsh-Bacic D., Morrison NA. “Myocyte Enhancer Factor 2C: An Osteoblast Transcription Factor Identified by DMSO Enhanced Mineralization.” Re-submitted in JBC. 2011 March 2. Welsh-Bacic D., Nowik, M., Kaissling, B., Wagner, CA. “Proliferation of acid secretory cells in the kidney during adaptive remodelling of the collecting duct.” Submitted in JASN. 2011 Feb. 3. Welsh-Bacic D., Lindenmeyer, M., Cohen, CD., Draganovici, D., Mandelbaum, J., Edenhofer, I., Ziegler, U., Regele, H., Wüthrich, RP., Segerer, S. “Expression of the chemokine receptor CCR6 in human renal inflammation. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2011. 26:1211 4. Vogetseder, A., Palan, T., Bacic, D., Kaissling, B., Le Hir, M.. “Proximal tubular epithelial cells are generated by division of differentiated cells in the healthy kidney.” Am J Physiol Cell Physiol.2007 Feb; 292(2): C807-13 5. Bacic, D., LeHir, M., Biber, J., Kaissling, B., Murer, H., Wagner, CA.: “The renal Na+/phosphate cotransporter NaPi-IIa is internalized via the receptor-mediated endocytic route in response to parathyroid hormone.”Kidney Int. 2006 Feb; 69(3): 495-503. 6. Bielesz ,B., Bacic, D., Honegger, K., Biber, J., Murer, H., Wagner, CA.:“Unchanged expression of the sodium-dependent phosphate cotransporter NaPiIIa despite diurnal changes in renal phosphate excretion” Pflugers Arch. 2006 Sep;452(6):683-9. 7. Romeo, E., Dave ,MH., Bacic, D., Ristic, Z., Camargo, SM., Loffing, J., Wagner, CA., Verrey ,F.:” Luminal kidney and intestine SLC6 amino acid transporters of B0AT-cluster and their tissue distribution in Mus musculus.” Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2006 Feb;290(2):F376-83 8. Honegger, KJ., Capuano, P., Winter, C., Bacic, D., Stange, G., Wagner, CA., Biber,, J., Murer, H., Hernando, N..:“Differential regulation of NaPi IIa and NHE3 by PKA and EPAC” Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2006 Jan 17;103(3):803-8. 9. Berndt ,TJ., Bielesz, B., Craig, TA., Tebben, PJ., Bacic, D., Wagner, CA., O'Brien, S., Schiavi, S., Biber, J., Murer, H., Kumar, R..:“Secreted frizzled-related protein-4 reduces sodium-phosphate co-transporter abundance and activity in proximal tubule cells.” Pflugers Arch. 2006 Jan;451(4):579-87

10. Linsel-Nitschke, P., Jehle, AW., Shan, J., Cao, G., Bacic, D., Lan, D., Wang, N., Tall, AR.: “Potential role of ABCA7 in cellular lipid efflux to apoA-I.”J Lipid Res. 2005 Jan;449(4):392-402 11. Capuano, P., Bacic, D., Stange, G., Hernando, N., Kaissling, B., Pal, R., Kocher, O., Biber, J., Wagner, CA., Murer, H.: “Expression and regulation of the renal Na/phosphate cotransporter NaPi-IIa in a mouse model deficient for the PDZ protein PDZK1.” Pflugers Arch. 2005.Jan;449(4):392-402 12. Bacic, D., Wagner, CA., Hernando, N., Kaissling, B., Biber, J., Murer, H.: “Novel aspects in regulated expression of the renal type IIa Na/Pi-cotransporter.” Kidney Int Suppl. 2004 Oct (91):S5-S12. 13. Bachmann, S., Schlichting, U., Geist, B., Mutig ,K., Petsch, T., Bacic, D., Wagner, CA., Kaissling, B., Biber, J., Murer, H., Willnow. TE.:“Kidney-specific inactivation of the megalin gene impairs trafficking of renal inorganic sodium phosphate cotransporter (NaPi-IIa).” J Am Soc Nephrol. 2004 Apr;15(4):892-900. 14. Madjdpour C.*, Bacic D.*, Kaissling, B. , Murer , H., Biber , J.: “Segment-Specific Expression of Sodium-Phosphate cotransporters NaPi-IIa/IIc and Interacting Proteins in Mouse Renal Proximal Tubules” Pflugers Arch. 2004 Mar 6 *these authors contributed equally to this work 15. Capuano, P., Radanovic, T., Wagner, CA., Bacic, D., Kato, S., Uchiyama, Y., StArnoud, R,. Murer, H., Biber, J.:“Intestinal and renal adaptation to a low-Pi diet of type II NaPi cotransporters in vitamin D receptor- and 1alphaOHase-deficient mice” Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Feb;288(2):C429-34 16. Bacic, D., Capuano, P., Baum, M., Zhang, J., Stange, G., Biber, J., Kaissling, B., Moe, OW., Wagner, CA., Murer, H.: “Activation of dopamine D1-like receptors induces acute internalization of the renal Na+/phosphate cotransporter NaPi-IIa in mouse kidney and OK cells.” Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 2005 Apr;288(4):F740-7. 17. Capuano, P*., Bacic, D*., Roos, M., Gisler, SM.., Stange, G., Biber, J., Kaissling, B., Weinman, EJ., Shenolikar, S., Wagner, CA., Murer, H.: ”Defective coupling of apical PTH-receptors to phospholipase C prevents internalization of the Na+/phosphate cotransporter NaPi-IIa in NHERF1 deficient mice” Am J Physiol Cell Physiol., 2007 Feb;292(2):C927-34] *these authors contributed equally to this work 18. Deliot, N., Hernando, N., Bacic, D., Wagner, CA., Gisler, SM.., Biber , J., Murer, H.: “PTH treatment suggests dissociation of NaPi IIa/NHERF1 complex” Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2005 Jul;289(1):C159-67

19. Pribanic, S., Loffing J., Madjdpour, C., Bacic, D., Gisler ,S., Braunewell, KH., Biber, J., and Murer, H.: "Expression of visinin-like protein-3 in mouse kidney" Nephron Physiol. 2003; 95(4): p76-82 20. Gisler, S. M., Bacic, D., Madjdpour, C., Taylor, S. S., Biber, J., and Murer H.: “PDZK1: II. An anchor for the PKA binding protein D-AKAP2 in renal proximal brush borders.” Kidney Int. 2003 Nov;64(5):1746-54. 21. Gisler, S. M., Pribanic, S., Bacic, D., Sabourin, L. A., Tsuji, A., Manser, E., Biber, J., and Murer, H.: “PDZK1: I. A major scaffolder in brush borders of proximal tubular cells.” Kidney Int. 2003 Nov;64(5):1733-45 22. Gisler, S. M., Stagljar, I., Traebert, M., Bacic, D., Biber, J., and Murer, H.: “Interaction of the type IIa Na/Pi cotransporter with PDZ proteins.” (2001) J. Biol. Chem. 276, 9206-9213. 23. Bacic, D., Kaissling, B., McLeroy, P., Baum, M., Moe, O.W.: “Dopamine acutely decreases apical membrane Na/H exchanger NHE3 protein in mouse renal proximal tubule” Kidney Int. 2003 Dec; 64(6):2133-41. 24. Bacic, D., Capuano, P., Wagner, C.A., Biber, J., Kaissling, B., Murer H.: “Involvement of the receptor-associated protein RAP in the PTH-induced downregulation of the renal type IIa Na+/Pi-cotransporter” Pflugers Arch. 2003 Jul;446(4):475-84. 25. Bacic, D., Schulz, N., Biber ,J., Kaissling, B., Murer, H., Wagner, C.A.:”Involvement of the MAPK-kinase pathway in the PTH mediated regulation of the proximal tubule type IIa Na+/Pi cotransporter in mouse kidney” Pflugers Arch. 2003 Apr;446(1):52-60 26. Bacic, D., Hernando, N., Traebert, M., Lederer, E., Volkl, H., Biber ,J., Kaissling, B. and Murer, H.: “Regulation of the renal type IIa Na/Pi cotransporter by cGMP.” Pflugers Arch. 2001 Nov; 443(2): 306-13