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Prof

Gordon Lynch

Professor
Physiology
exercise
aging
muscle diseases
injury and repair
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
animals
muscle, skeletal
mice
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Prof

Gordon Lynch

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Skeletal muscle
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Prof

Gordon Lynch

 

Professor Lynch is Director of the Centre for Muscle Research in the Department of Physiology at The University of Melbourne. His research encompasses muscle growth, adaptation and plasticity and understanding muscle wasting and weakness.

His Ph.D. in Physiology is from The University of Melbourne (1992) and postdoctoral at The University of Michigan (1995-1997) while a NHMRC C.J. Martin Fellow. He was awarded the A.K. McIntyre Medal (1995) from the Australian Physiological Society, an ARC Research Fellowship (1998) and NHMRC R.D. Wright Research Fellowship (1998), then appointed Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Physiology at The University of Melbourne (1999). He was promoted through the ranks to Professor (2008) and served as Head (Department Chair) of the Department of Physiology (2011-2016). He has >210 papers (Nature, Cell, Physiological Reviews) and a textbook 'Sarcopenia' on age-related muscle wasting and weakness. His inspirational mentoring has been recognised through national and University awards. He co-Founded Fitness2live (2000-2009), one of the world’s first online health companies, later sold to Medibank, and was Research Manager at Medibank Health Solutions (2009-2015). He has authored >1000 health monographs and his weekly national broadcast media work on ABC Radio since 2002 has seen him interviewed on more than 900 occasions and featured in newspapers, magazines, TV news/lifestyle shows and Twitter (@GordonSLynch). He won a National Journalism Award (Asthma Council, 2002), and Research Australia's Advocacy Award (2019) and was a Finalist for Australia’s Eureka Prizes for Promoting Understanding of Science (2006) and Scientific Research (2013). In 2015 he received the Woodward Medal in Science and Technology – the most prestigious award for research excellence at The University of Melbourne. He is President of the Australian Physiological Society and Scientific Director of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research.

Projects

Displaying the 52 most recent projects by Gordon Lynch.

52

Projects

Project Types


39

Research Grant


11

Research Contracts


2

Internal Research Grant


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 216 most recent scholarly works by Gordon Lynch.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Research Australia Advocacy Award

2015

Woodward Medal in Science and Technology

The University of Melbourne

2015

Media Award

The University of Melbourne

2014

Media Award

The University of Melbourne

2013

National Lecturer

Australian Physiological Society

2013

Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence

The University of Melbourne

2013

Swee-Liew Wadsworth Distinguished Lecturership

National University of Singapore

2012

Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Award for Mentoring Excellence

Jack and Robert Smorgon Families

2009

National Citation Award for Mentoring Excellence

Australian Learning and Teaching Council

2008

Research Higher Degree Supervision Award

The University of Melbourne

2002

National Journalism Award

National Asthma Council

1995

A.K. McIntyre Medal

Australian Physiological Society

1992

Best student speaker

Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society

2001

FACSM - Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine


1994

CJMARTIN - C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia)


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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor

Physiology

Scientific Director

Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research

President

Australian Physiological Society

Member

Gerontological Society of America

Fellow

American College of Sports Medicine

Cscs

National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Member

American Physiological Society

Member

American College of Sports Medicine

Member

Australian Physiological Society

Education


Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist

National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA)

Postdoctoral

University of Michigan

Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science (honours)

La Trobe University