Testosterone and diabetes and obesity (fat, obesity, androgens)
Testosterone and muscle strength (human) (muscles, androgens)
Teststerone and bone (osteoporosis, androgens, fractures)
Transgender Health (transgender, treatment)
Use of testosterone in clinical medicine (testosterone treatment)
Professor Jeffrey D Zajac
Professor Jeffrey Zajac is Professor and Head of the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine at Austin Health. He is a Clinical Endocrinologist and General Physician with research interests in molecular endocrinology. He is Chairman of Medicine and Director of the Department of Endocrinology at Austin Health.
Professor Zajac trained in Medicine at the University of Melbourne and undertook a PhD in the Department of Medicine, Austin & Repatriation Medical Centre. Following postdoctoral work in the Endocrine Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, he returned to the University of Melbourne initially at Royal Melbourne Hospital and now Austin Health. His research group has embarked on a major research program investigating the effect of androgen deprivation therapy in patients with prostate cancer. These investigations include effects on bone, muscle, cardiovascular risk and metabolic state. He also heads a molecular endocrinology group investigating the androgen receptor using genetically modified mice.
His clinical interests include: 1) general endocrinology; 2) the use, misuse and abuse of testosterone; 3) transgenic medicine.
Available to supervise clinicsl endocrinolgy trainees wishing to do a higher degree in a field related to androgens, bone, muscle, diabetes or transgender health
Available to supervise hons student interested in clinical studies related to above topics
Available to supervise PhD students interested to study genetically modified animal models with CRE/LOX mediated deletions of the androgen receptor. Stuides investigate effects on bone, muscle, adipose tissue and the CNS.