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Prof

Matthew Watt

Professor And Head Of Department
Physiology
energy metabolism
Obesity
skeletal muscle fatty acid metabolism
toxicity in skeletal muscle
Endocrinology & Metabolism
insulin-stimulated glucose uptake
the regulation of biological functions
endocrine function
In vivo validation
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Prof

Matthew Watt

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Investigation of the cellular mechanisms that regulate fat breakdown in health and disease.
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Prof

Matthew Watt

 

Finding news ways to get healthy
Professor Matthew Watt leads an innovative research program that seeks to identify how defects of lipid metabolism and inter-tissue communication cause obesity-related disorders, and to use this information to discover novel targets that can be transitioned to clinical therapeutics. His team’s research strategy encompasses two major streams:
1.

Target identification- where protein expression is modulated in cultured cells and combined with discovery-based transcriptomic, proteomic and lipidomic approaches with targeted functional cell biology to unravel the regulation of biological functions (metabolism, endocrine function, energy metabolism).
2. In vivo validation- involves the utilisation of mouse metabolic phenotyping and biochemical assessment of unique transgenic murine models to understand integrative biology systems. This is followed by pre-clinical studies in human tissues to demonstrate potential therapeutic efficacy.
Professor Watt has authored >120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and contributes to the discipline through his roles as National Secretary of the Australian Physiological Society and as a reviewing editor of the American Journal of Physiology (Endocrinology & Metabolism).

Projects

Displaying the 17 most recent projects by Matthew Watt.

17

Projects

Project Types


12

Research Grant


5

Research Contracts


Scholarly Works

Displaying the 183 most recent scholarly works by Matthew Watt.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2004

AK McIntyre Award

Australian Physiological Society

2001

International Student Award

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)

2001

Distinction Award at the Doctoral level

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER)

1998

Post-Graduate Award

Deakin University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Professor And Head Of Department

Physiology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Deakin University

Bachelor of Applied Science

Deakin University