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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 3 524 79266 +61 3 524 79266
Email: craig.wright@deakin.edu.au

Biography

Qualifications

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


Academic

Subjects and units currently teaching

HSE201 Exercise Physiology

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance


Student supervision

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


Conferences and seminars

CR. Wright, EL. Brown, PA. Della Gatta, AC Ward, IG Fatouros, LG Karagounis,  G Terzis, G Mastorakos, Y Michailidis, D Mandalidis, K Spengos, A Chatzinikolaou, S Methenitis, D Draganidis, AZ Jamurtas and AP Russell. The Role and Regulation G-CSF and its Receptor in Skeletal Muscle. 12th ISEI Symposium: Cells meet function in Exercise Immunology. Vienna, Austria. July 2015


Giselle Keefe, Alex Addinsall, Sof Andrikopoulos, Nicole Stuopka and Craig Wright (2015), A reduction in Selenoprtoein S (SEPS1) amplifies the inflammatory profile of fast twitch skeletal muscle in the mdx dystrophic mouse. Australian Physiological Society (AuPS) Conference Proceedings. Hobart, Australia, December 2015


Wright, C. R., Brown, E. L., Della Gatta, P. A., Fatouros, I. G., Karagounis, L. G., Terzis, G., . . . Russell, A. P. 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 2014 : 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society Vol. 70 (pp. 76). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2014.07.207. Melbourne, Australia, November 2015.


Wright CR, Brown EL, Ward AC and Russell AP. The role of G-CSF in the growth and development of skeletal muscle cells in vitro. Australian Physiological Society Conference proceedings, Adelaide, Australia, December 2010.


Wright CR, Brown EL, Ward AC and Russell AP. The role of G-CSF in the growth and development of skeletal muscle cells in vitro. XXXIX European Muscle Conference, Padova Italy, September 2010


Wright CR, Ward AC and Russell AP. Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor and its Receptor in the mdx mouse. Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR), Royal Children’s Hospital, Victoria, June 2010

Awards

Awards and prizes

Australian Postgraduate award 2008 - 2012


Early Career research travel grant
UoN, 12th ISEI Symposium: Cells meet function in Exercise Immunology. Vienna, Austria. July 2015


2015   Best Oral presentation fro and early Career Researcher
12th ISEI Symposium: Cells meet function in Exercise Immunology. Vienna, Austria. July 2015


Research

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


Early Career research travel grant. 12th ISEI Symposium: Cells meet function in Exercise Immunology. 2015- $3000


Research page

https://www.deakin.edu.au/apps/research/find-a-researcher/85678/Dr-Craig-Wright


Publications

Publications

Wright, C. R., Brown, E. L., Ward, A. C., & Russell, A. P. (2015). G-CSF treatment can attenuate dexamethasone-induced reduction in C2C12 myotube protein synthesis. Cytokine, 73(1), 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2015.01.012


Wright, C. R., Brown, E. L., Della Gatta, P. A., Fatouros, I. G., Karagounis, L. G., Terzis, G., . . . Russell, A. P. (2015). Regulation of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and its receptor in skeletal muscle is dependent upon the type of inflammatory stimulus. Journal of interferon and cytokine research, In press, 1-10. doi:10.1089/jir.2014.0159


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. Biochimica et biophysica acta (BBA) - molecular cell research, 1843(12), 2937-2943.doi:10.1016/j.bbamcr.2014.08.010


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. Frontiers in physiology, 5, 1-13. doi:10.3389/fphys.2014.00170


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.. Frontiers in physiology, 5, 1-6. doi:10.3389/fphys.2014.00314


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 2014 : 2nd Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society Vol. 70 (pp. 76). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.cyto.2014.07.207


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. doi:10.1016/j.biocel.2009.08.011


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).


Link to publications

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Craig_Wright3


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