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Dr Craig Wright

Position: Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Health
Department: School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.
Campus: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
Phone: +61 3 52479266 +61 3 52479266



  • Bachelor of Science (Biomedical Science), Deakin University, 2007
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise & Sport Science), Deakin University, 2008
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014


Subjects and units currently teaching

HSE201 Exercise Physiology

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism

HSE320 Exercise in Health and Disease

Student supervision

Skeletal muscle contractile function following genetic deletion of selenoprotein S (SEPS1) - Alex Addinsall (Honours by research, 2014)

Conferences and seminars

Australian Society of Medical Research “Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor and its Receptor in the mdx mouse”, Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, June 2010

XXXIX European Muscle Conference “The role of G-CSF in the growth and development of skeletal muscle cells in vitro”, Padova Italy, September 2010

2010 Australian Physiological Society Annual Meeting “The role of G-CSF in the growth and development of skeletal muscle cells in vitro”, Adelaide, December 2010


Awards and prizes

Australian Postgraduate award 2008 - 2012


Research interests

Dr Wright is interested in characterizing specific molecular factors connecting skeletal muscle growth and metabolism. He is particularly interested in skeletal muscle inflammation and regeneration. He uses a variety of molecular and cell biological techniques to obtain overviews of the molecules and signaling pathways involved in healthy and diseased states of skeletal muscle. Some of his current research projects involve the molecules G-CSF and its receptor, Selenoprotein S (SEPS1). 

Research grants

The role of Selenoprotein S (SEPS1) in systemic and skeletal muscle inflammation and its effect in the mdx mouse - 2014 $17,000



Wright, C. R., Brown, E. L., Della Gatta, P. A., Fatouros, I. G., Karagounis, L. G., Terzis, G., . . . Russell, A. P. (2014). Regulation of G-CSF and its receptor in skeletal muscle in response to exercise-induced damage in vivo and LPS stimulation in vitro. In CYTOKINE Vol. 70 (pp. 76). Melbourne, AUSTRALIA: ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD.

Brown, E. L., Snow, R. J., Wright, C. R., Cho, Y., Wallace, M. A., Kralli, A., . . . Russell, A. P. (2014). PGC-1α and PGC-1β increase CrT expression and creatine uptake in myotubes via ERRα.. Biochim Biophys Acta, 1843(12), 2937-2943.

Wright, C. R., Brown, E. L., Della-Gatta, P. A., Ward, A. C., Lynch, G. S., & Russell, A. P. (2014). G-CSF does not influence C2C12 myogenesis despite receptor expression in healthy and dystrophic skeletal muscle.. Front Physiol, 5, 170.

Russell, A. P., Ghobrial, L., Wright, C. R., Lamon, S., Brown, E. L., Kon, M., . . . Snow, R. J. (2014). Creatine transporter (SLC6A8) knockout mice display an increased capacity for in vitro creatine biosynthesis in skeletal muscle.. Front Physiol, 5, 314.

Roy, B., Russell, A., Brown, E., Wallace, M., Stefanetti, R., Wright, C., . . . Snow, R. (2009). Hyperosmotic stress suppresses protein synthesis in skeletal muscle cells. Applied physiology, nutrition and metabolism, 34(S1).

Liongue, C., Wright, C., Russell, A., & Ward, A. (2009). Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor: stimulating granulopoiesis and much more. International journal of biochemistry and cell biology, 41(12), 2372-2375.

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