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Dr

Garron Dodd

Senior Lecturer
Physiology
life sciences & biomedicine
science & technology
animals
obesity
hypothalamus
male
mice
mice, knockout
pomc neurons
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Dr

Garron Dodd

 
Division
Medicine, Dentistry And Health Sciences
 
Primary Interest
Diabetes
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Dr

Garron Dodd

 

Dr Dodd is a Neuroscientist with an interest in understanding how the brain controls energy balance and how this underlies metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes. He leads the Metabolic Neuroscience Research Group within the School of Biomedical Sciences at The University of Melbourne, where it is the group's mission to understand how the brain controls metabolism to discover effective treatments for metabolic disease.

Dr Dodd received a B.Sc. (Dual Hons) in Biochemistry and Neuroscience from Keele University (UK) and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Manchester (UK). He has worked as a Research Fellow and Associate at the Manchester University, Eli Lilly (USA) and Monash University (Australia). In 2019, he was recruited to Melbourne University where he is appointed as a Senior Lecturer.His findings have been published in some of sciences most prestigious journals (including Cell, Cell Metabolism and eLife) and his research impact is further substantiated by 4 articles in the top 5% of all articles ever tracked be Altmetric, 2 Faculty of 1000 recommendations and >11 awards for both his research impact and public communication of science. Research Interests:Dr Dodd’s group is interested in how the brain controls energy and glucose homeostasis and how this goes wrong in metabolic diseases such as obesity and type-2 diabetes. Using cutting-edge technologies and innovative in vivo models alongside a strong multidisciplinary ethos, Dr Dodd’s research group aims to elucidate unexplored disease mechanisms and therapeutic avenues by which to target metabolic disease.In particular, his group focuses on understanding how, where and why metabolic hormones (such as leptin and insulin) signal to the brain and how the brain uses these signals to coordinate body weight, appetite and whole-body glucose metabolism. Community service:• Wellcome Trust Researchers in Residence (Stretford Grammar)• Academic Tutor for the Manchester Access Programme • Neuroscience Research Consultant (Oakwood Academy) • International media releases – (The Scientist, The Times, Daily Mail, The Mirror, The Age, China Daily, BBC, GMR, ABC, CNN News, Channel 7 News).

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Rising Star Award

International Congress on Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

2018

Monash Outstanding Achievement Award

Monash University

2018

Robert Porter Early Career Researcher Publication Prize

Monash University

2018

ANZOS Young Investigator Prize

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society

2017

Deans Prize

The University of Manchester

2016

Novo Nordisk ECR Prize

Victorian Obesity Consortium Award

2016

Robert Porter Early Career Researcher Publication Prize

Monash University

2015

Travel Fellowship

Harold Williams Foundation

2012

Doctoral Researcher Award

ABTA

2010

Publication Award

The University of Manchester

2010

Best Poster Presentation

Physiological Society

2008

Lay Writing Competition

The University of Manchester

12

Awards

Credentials

Positions


Senior Lecturer

Physiology

Full Membership

The Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society

Full Membership

Australian Diabetes Society

Full Membership

Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior

Full Membership

Society for Neuroscience

Full Membership

British Society for Neuroendocrinology

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

The University of Manchester

Bachelor of Science

Keele University