Dr Donny Camera - Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Donny is an emerging researcher in the field of skeletal muscle metabolism, with a focused interest on the molecular pathways regulating adaptation responses to exercise in human skeletal muscle. In 2011, he was awarded a NHMRC Dora Lush Post-Graduate Scholarship for his work investigating the impact of protein ingestion on muscle health following combined resistance and endurance exercise. He has presented at multiple national and international conferences.


Phone :3527 (Melbourne)
Email :Donny.Camera@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Molecular Responses to Exercise ; Exercise-Nutrition Interactions ; Concurrent Exercise ;

Methods Expertise

Real-Time PCR ; Immunoblotting/Western Blotting, ELISA, ; Muscle Protein Synthesis ; RNA-Sequencing ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


Expression of microRNAs and target proteins in skeletal muscle of rats selectively bred for high and low running capacity., in American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Acute low-intensity cycling with blood-flow restriction has no effect on metabolic signaling in human skeletal muscle compared to traditional exercise., in European Journal of Applied Physiology

Dynamic proteome profiling of individual proteins in human skeletal muscle after a high-fat diet and resistance exercise., in FASEB

Effects of Creatine and Carbohydrate Loading on Cycling Time Trial Performance, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise


Protein coingestion with alcohol following strenuous exercise attenuates alcohol-induced intramyocellular apoptosis and inhibition of autophagy., in American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Fenugreek increases insulin-stimulated creatine content in L6C11 muscle myotubes., in European Journal of Nutrition

Exercise-induced skeletal muscle signaling pathways and human athletic performance., in Free Radical Biology and Medicine

Acute Endurance Exercise Induces Nuclear p53 Abundance in Human Skeletal Muscle., in Frontiers in Physiology

Selective Modulation of MicroRNA Expression with Protein Ingestion Following Concurrent Resistance and Endurance Exercise in Human Skeletal Muscle., in Frontiers in Physiology

The rigorous study of exercise adaptations: Why mRNA might not be enough., in Journal of Applied Physiology

Effects of skeletal muscle energy availability on protein turnover responses to exercise., in Journal of Experimental Biology

Attenuated PGC-1I? Isoforms following Endurance Exercise with Blood Flow Restriction., in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Circulating MicroRNA Responses between 'High' and 'Low' Responders to a 16-Wk Diet and Exercise Weight Loss Intervention., in PLOS One


More than mitochondrial biogenesis: alternative roles of PGC-1I? in exercise adaptation, in American Journal of Physiology

Resistance exercise with low glycogen increases p53 phosphorylation and PGC-1I? mRNA in skeletal muscle., in European Journal of Applied Physiology


Reduced resting skeletal muscle protein synthesis is rescued by resistance exercise and protein ingestion following short-term energy deficit, in American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Beyond muscle hypertrophy: why dietary protein is important for endurance athletes., in Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism

Meteorin-like is a hormone that regulates immune-adipose interactions to increase beige fat thermogenesis. , in Cell

Protein Ingestion Increases Myofibrillar Protein Synthesis after Concurrent Exercise, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise

Alcohol ingestion impairs maximal post-exercise rates of myofibrillar protein synthesis following a single bout of concurrent training, in PLoS One


ERK1/2 in the brain mediates the effects of central resistin on reducing thermogenesis in brown adipose tissue., in International Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology

Timing and distribution of protein ingestion during prolonged recovery from resistance exercise alters myofibrillar protein synthesis, in Journal of Physiology


Skeletal muscle respiratory capacity is enhanced in rats consuming an obesogenic Western diet. , in American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism

Low muscle glycogen concentration does not suppress the anabolic response to resistance exercise, in Journal of Applied Philosophy

Sex-based comparisons of myofibrillar protein synthesis after resistance exercise in the fed state, in Journal of Applied Physiology

No role for early IGF-1 signalling in stimulating acute 'muscle building' responses., in Journal of Physiology


Short-term endurance training does not alter the oxidative capacity of human subcutaneous adipose tissue, in European Journal of Applied Physiology

Early time course of Akt phosphorylation after endurance and resistance exercise, in Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise