DR Kevin Watt

DR Kevin Watt

Positions

  • Mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle growth across the lifespan (Hippo pathway, organ size control, metabolism, cell signalling)

Overview

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  • Dr Kevin Watt was awarded a PhD in Biomedical Sciences in 2010 from the University of Aberdeen, UK. From September 2010-December 2011, Dr Watt worked as a post-doctoral researcher with Professor Kieran Harvey, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre using RNAi based technologies to identify novel genetic interactions in the Hippo signalling pathway. In December 2011, he moved to the laboratory of A/Professor Paul Gregorevic following a successful NHMRC project grant application to study the role of the Hippo pathway in mammalian skeletal muscle. Dr Watt has led research projects on this, and related topics, since this time and was promoted to the role of senior research officer in 2017. In 2018, Dr Watt relocated to the newly established Centre of Muscle Research, based within the Department of Physiology at The University of Melbourne.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian Physiology Society. Full Member 2018 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

Additional Grant Information

  • FSHD Global Foundation general grant; CIB (2019). $222,000. Research travel fellowship. Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (2017). $8000. Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute research grant; CIA (2017). $25,000. Diabetes Australia General grant; CIA (2016). $59,960. Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute research grant; CIA (2016). $25,000.   

Awards

Education and training

  • PhD, University of Aberdeen 2010

Awards and honors

  • FSHD Global General Grant, 2019
  • Finalist, John Funder Presentation Award, 2017
  • Best poster presentation award, EMBO - Muscle Wasting workshop, 2014

Linkages

Supervision

Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Available for the supervision of PhD and MSc students interested in studying the mechanisms regulating skeletal muscle growth, metabolism and regeneration throughout the lifespan in mammalian and non-mammalian species.