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Rachel Davey

Associate Professor
Medicine - Austin Health
androgen receptor
calcitonin receptor
physiology
androgens
testosterone
calcitonin
genetically modified animal models
transgenics
knockouts
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A/Prof

Rachel Davey

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
The physiological role of calcitonin
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A/Prof

Rachel Davey

 

Associate Professor Rachel Davey completed her PhD in Physiology at The University of Adelaide in 1998, studying the effects of estrogens and androgens on bone cell metabolism. Associate Professor Davey is currently Head of the Molecular Endocrinology and Musculoskeletal Research Group in the Department of Medicine, Austin Health at the University of Melbourne.



Associate Professor Davey’s research uses the combination of physiology and novel genetically modified pre-clinical models to provide significant insight into the cellular and molecular pathways through which hormones act. Knowledge gained from our research will help build Australia’s health research skills and has potential for the development of improved therapies for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders such as osteoporosis and sarcopenia.

In recognition of her research and teaching achievements, she was the first Australian to be awarded the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research Early Career Teaching Award (2008), the inaugural recipient of the Endocrine Society of Australia Mid-Career Award (2009) and the recipient of an ANZBMS mid-career fellowship in 2017. Associate Professor Davey has been a Chief Investigator on 8 successful NHMRC Project Grants since 2002, has supervised 3 PhD, 1 MD, 1 MSc and 5 honours students to completion and was academic coordinator of the BSc Honours program for the University of Melbourne, Department of Medicine, Austin Health from 2005 to 2011.

Current projects:
• Characterising the physiological role of the calcitonin receptor in bone and calcium homeostasis.
• Determining the mechanism by which the male sex hormone, testosterone, acts to decrease fat mass.
• Investigating the effects of cross-sex hormone therapy on bone during puberty and adulthood.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Rachel Davey.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2017

Mid-career Fellowship

Australian and New Zealand Society of Bone and Mineral Research

2009

Endocrine Society of Australia Mid-Career Award

Endocrine Society of Australia

2008

Early Career Excellence in Teaching Award

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

2006

Austhos Travelling Fellowship

Austin Health

1994

Faulding Young Investigator Travel Award

Australian Society of Medical Research

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Associate Professor

Medicine - Austin Health

Member

Scientific Advisory Board of Teeleostin, Pty, Ltd

Member

The Endocrine Society of Australia

Member

Chair, NHMRC Grant Review Panel - Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions

Member

NHMRC Grant Review Panel - Endocrinology

Member

American Society of Bone and Mineral Research

Member

Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

Adelaide University

Bachelor of Science (Honours - First Class)

Adelaide University

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