School of Medicine

Paul Lewandowski

Full Name: Dr Paul Lewandowski
Position Title: Senior Lecturer in Anatomy
Telephone: +61 3 522 71111
Email: paul.lewandowski@deakin.edu.au
Campus: Geelong at Waurn Ponds
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Research overview

 

Glass of wineDr Lewandowski has a growing research program aimed at understanding how nutrition can be used to treat or prevent the development of age associated diseases such as muscle wasting in cancer (cachexia), obesity and metabolic syndrome. Much of this research involves combining cutting-edge molecular biology and laboratory techniques with unique animal models and clinical dietary trials to treat disease. Current foods and nutrients that are being investigated for their potential to treat age associated diseases include chocolate, red wine, green tea, selenium and capsaicin (chillies) as they are rich in antioxidants.

In addition the therapeutic potential of novel diary bioactive compounds and omega 3 fatty acids is being investigated.

A key part of Dr Lewandowski's research projects are the numerous Honours and PhD students that he supervises and involves in research. He enjoys the challenges and rewards associated with training the next generation of research scientists.

 

Projects

  1. The role of free radicals in the development of cancer cachexia
  2. Novel Treatments of Cancer Cachexia
  3. Does canola oil contain toxic substances which shorten life?Chocolate
  4. Do antioxidants found in chocolate or red wine prevent free radical damage?
  5. Can diet and lifestyle be used to treat metabolic Syndrome in Australian farmers?

Now recruiting Honours and PhD students, please email expressions of interest to: paul.lewandowski@deakin.edu.au

 

Biography


Dr Lewandowski is a graduate of Deakin University having completed a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree and a Doctor of Philosophy in the field of Nutritional Physiology.  After postdoctoral experience in Texas and the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne, he entered in to an academic career working at Victoria University and now at the Deakin University Medical School. Dr Lewandowski was awarded the professional title of Registered Nutritionist (RNutr) in 2010 and more recently returned to Texas on a travelling fellowship to strengthen collaborative links in the area of rural nutrition and health disparities (http://srph.tamhsc.edu/)
Dr Lewandowski has received funding from both National Competitive Grant Schemes and Industry. Having enjoyed growing up in the Victoria's Western District and now living on a farm on the Bellarine Peninsula, Dr Lewandowski looks forward to producing research outcomes that will improve the health of people living in rural and regional locations in Australia and overseas.

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View Dr Paul Lewandowski's publications

 

 

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20th March 2012