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Regulation of Lipid Turnover in the body

The project involves characterisation of a novel lipolysis regulator in adipocytes. more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

Treating obesity by activating beige and brown fat; human transplant studies

Obesity occurs when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Current treatments for obesity are largely ineffective, and two-thirds of Australian adults are now overweight or obese more...

Supervisor(s): Gunton, Jenny (Professor)

Understanding the role of novel genes in disease

From mRNA arrays we have identified a number of ‘novel’ genes that influence tissue function. Our studies are investigating the biochemical basis for the mechanism of ac more...

Supervisor(s): Gamble, Jennifer (Professor)

Prostate cancer metabolism – investigating the role of lipid metabolism and the microenvironment

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types near the prostate gland and how changes in androgen signalling alters this relationship. It also aims more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

Breast cancer metabolism - cross talk between different cell types within the breast

This project aims to investigate potential interaction the different cell types within the mammary gland. more...

Supervisor(s): Hoy, Andrew (Dr)

The Role of the Osteoblast in Mediating Glucocorticoid-Induced Metabolic Dysfunction

To investigate how glucocorticoid affect the regulation of glucose and lipid metabolism. more...

Supervisor(s): Zhou, Hong (Professor), Seibel, Markus (Professor)

Insulin-mediated regulation of adipocyte lipolysis

Insulin, a hormone that is released after a meal, regulates many aspects of metabolism including a process called lipolysis that involves the release of fatty acids into the circula more...

Supervisor(s): James, David (Professor)

The autonomic consequences of sleep apnoea: A critical role for PACAP

We are interested to have Honours, Masters and PhD students join our team to investigate the role of PACAP and it's receptors in several models of sleep apnoea. We have exciting evi more...

Supervisor(s): Farnham, Melissa (Dr)