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Dr

Justin Hardee

Mckenzie Research Fellow
Physiology
muscle contraction
sarcopenia
cancer
muscular dystrophy
metabolism
muscle plasticity and adaptation
mitochondria
growth/atrophy
humans/mice
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Dr

Justin Hardee

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

Justin Hardee

 

Justin Hardee is a McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow in the Centre for Muscle Research (Department of Physiology) at The University of Melbourne. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of South Carolina (2017) where he examined whether stimulated muscle contractions could alleviate IL-6 suppression of protein synthesis during cancer.

His work was recognized by the Office of the Vice President for Research (Breakthrough Graduate Scholar) and the Donna and Andrew Sorensen Graduate Student Fellowship in Cancer Research Award (Centre for Colon Cancer Research) at the University of South Carolina. He also received student research funding (~$10,000) through the American College of Sports Medicine's Foundation Research Grant Program and SPARC Graduate Research Grant (University of South Carolina) to complete these studies. During this time he used genetic and molecular approaches to determine the plasticity of cachectic muscle to nutrients and contractile activity. He also gained expertise in techniques such as plasmid electroporation, metabolic phenotyping, muscle hypertrophy models, and transgenic mouse generation / characterization. Justin is currently examining the therapeutic potential of skeletal muscle plasticity and slow muscle programming for muscular dystrophy. He also has interest in determining the environmental / physiological cues regulating skeletal muscle size and metabolism, which could serve as therapeutic targets to improve systemic health.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 28 most recent scholarly works by Justin Hardee.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship

University of Melbourne

2017

Donna and Andrew Sorensen Graduate Student Fellowship in Cancer Research

University of South Carolina

2016

Breakthrough Graduate Scholar

University of South Carolina

2012

Norman J. Arnold Fellowship

University of South Carolina

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Mckenzie Research Fellow

Physiology

Professional Member

Australian Physiological Society

Professional Member

American Physiological Society

Professional Member

American College of Sports Medicine

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of South Carolina