From Embryo to Obesity: Identifying the Neuronal Circuitry of Childhood Obesity.

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Dr Garron Dodd garron.dodd@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page
Co-supervisor Email Number Webpage
Prof Mary Wlodek Personal web page

Summary Metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type-2 diabetes, represents the biggest biomedical challenges of our time. With the ever-increasing metabolic disease epidemic and the insurmountable costs of treating comorbidities (cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke), there has never been a more desperate need to discover novel pharmacological treatments.

Project Details

In a high-throughput screen we identified several proteins whose secretion was increased in the presence of NASH and we now aim to determine if these proteins affect (1) glucose metabolism and glycaemic control, (2) insulin sensitivity and (3) lipid metabolism in the key peripheral tissues of metabolism, including skeletal muscle, liver, adipose tissue and the pancreas



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Honours students, Master of Biomedical Science
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Honours application

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