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Dr

Kevin Watt

Research Fellow
Physiology
Hippo pathway
organ size control
metabolism
cell signalling
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
mice
animals
humans
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Dr

Kevin Watt

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Understanding the critical genes and proteins that regulate attributes of skeletal muscle including changes in cell size and metabolic function.
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Dr

Kevin Watt

 

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 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 where he uses innovative technologies to investigate the critical gene networks that influence skeletal muscle mass and function in health and disease.

Projects

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.

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 10 most recent scholarly works by Kevin Watt.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

FSHD Global General Grant

2017

Finalist

John Funder Presentation Award

2014

Best poster presentation award

EMBO - Muscle Wasting workshop

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Research Fellow

Physiology

Full Member

Australian Physiology Society

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Aberdeen

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