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Assoc. Prof. Aaron Russell
School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
+61 3 925 17397
Role and profile
Associate Professor Aaron Russell is a Senior Lecturer and National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Biomedical CDA Research Fellow in the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN), within the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. He supervises and co-supervisors a number of PhD students. Associate Professor Russell is an active researcher, focusing on determining the molecular factors that control skeletal muscle wasting, growth and regeneration.
Supervisor of 5 PhD students
Co-Supervisor of 2 PhD students
Associate Professor Russell’s research group is focused on determining the molecular factors that control skeletal muscle wasting, growth and regeneration. Investigations are performed human using in vivo models of muscle wasting including ALS, COPD, sarcopenia, and immobilization. Acute and chronic exercise protocols are used as models to investigate the signalling proteins which regulate skeletal muscle growth and regeneration. In vitro studies are also performed using human primary muscle cells as well as C2C12 and L6 muscle cell lines.
Research tools include quantitative PCR, Western blotting, EMSA, Luciferase reporter assays, protein degradation and synthesis assays, glucose uptake assays, adenoviral infections and ChIP.
Molecular targets of interest include Akt, atrogin-1/MAFBX, FoXO, G-CSF, MuRF1, PGC-1, SRF and STARS
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