Research in Physiology
Seminars and Conferences
For Seminar Programmes, plese go to the Research Seminars Link on the left or click HERE
PHYSIOLOGY RESEARCH CLUSTERS and LABORATORIES
(Associate Professor Lea Delbridge)
Interests; Understanding the alterations in cardiac and renal structure and function which occur in genetic and non-genetic cardiovascular disease conditions.
(Professor Stephen Harrap)
Interests; Population genetics of cardiovascular disease and coronary risk factors, Genome scans, Candidate genes, Linkage mapping, Association studies, Victorian Family Heart Study, AMIGO study, Sex chromosomes, Male pattern baldness, Epithelial sodium channels, Cardiac hypertrophy, Hypertrophic Heart Rat (HHR), Prevention of genetic hypertension
Muscle and Exercise
Physiology and Metabolism
(Professor Mark Hargeaves, Dr Glenn McConell)
Interests; Regulation of skeletal muscle glucose uptake during exercise (potential roles of AMP-activated protein kinase and nitric oxide synthase); effect of exercise training on muscle metabolism and muscle protein expression; muscle metabolism during exercise in type 2 diabetics; factors contributing to the increase in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity after exercise in diabetes; effect of creatine supplementation on muscle metabolism and strength development.
and Fluorescence Imaging
(Professor David Williams)
Interests; Biomedical imaging and electrophysiology, particularly in relation to understanding cell-to-cell communication in brain function, synaptic function, the regulation of ionic balance in normal and diseased cells and tissues