Information related to research interest "Exercise"

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Supervisors with this research interest

  • Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

  • Professor Luc J C Van Loon

    Luc van Loon is a Professorial Fellow at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU.

    He is also a Professor of Physiology of Exercise at the Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University Medical Centre.

    Luc has an international research standing in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism. Current research in his laboratory focuses on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to exercise, and the impact of nutrition and exercise interventions to modulate muscle metabolism in health and disease. The main research interests of his laboratory include exercise metabolism, sports nutrition, adaptation to endurance and resistance type exercise, and the use of physical activity and/or dietary interventions to improve health in chronic metabolic disease and with ageing. The latter are investigated on a whole-body, tissue, and cellular level, with skeletal muscle as the main tissue of interest.

    Phone : (Melbourne) Email : MMIHR.Director@acu.edu.au

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  • Dr Nolan Hoffman

    Dr Nolan Hoffman completed his BSc in Biology at Butler University in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana in the USA. Nolan earned his PhD in Cellular and Integrative Physiology in 2012 from Indiana University School of Medicine, where he also received postgraduate training in the business of life sciences. He relocated to Australia in 2012 to undertake his postdoctoral research at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and the University of Sydney Charles Perkins Centre. He joined Australian Catholic University in 2016 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Exercise and Nutrition Research Program at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research where he currently leads the Integrative Physiology Group.

    Nolan's research is focused on the regulation of whole body and skeletal muscle metabolism by diet and exercise with a focus on cellular signalling networks and energy sensing mechanisms. His translational research involves a range of approaches including molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, proteomics, systems biology and physiology.

    Phone : (03) 9230 8277 (Melbourne) Email : Nolan.Hoffman@acu.edu.au

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  • Nat Sch Exercise Science

  • Professor Justin Kemp

    1. Diversity and plasticity of skeletal muscle: muscle structure and function in disease, fibre type transition.
    2. Physical activity and chronic disease: metabolic syndrome, obesity, cardiovascular disease, asthma.
    3. Nutritional/ergogenic strategies for elite sports performance.
    4. Applied sports science and performance.

    Phone : (03) 9953 3031 (Melbourne) Email : Justin.Kemp@acu.edu.au

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  • Associate Professor Michael Baker

    I am an exercise physiologist whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of exercise, medicine and behaviour change as a means to improve quality of life, particularly among older adults and in clinical populations. I am interested in functional, cardiometabolic, and vascular outcomes in a variety of populations.

    Phone : +61 2 9701 4333 (Strathfield) Email : Michael.Baker@acu.edu.au

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