Dr Craig Wright

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Exercise & Nut. Sci.

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

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

Contact

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

Biography summary

2014-2019. Lecturer, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.

2020 - Present. Senior Lecturer, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University.

Research interests

Skeletal muscle and the immune system are both implicated in many diseases such as ageing/sarcopenia, muscular dystrophy and diabetes. It is well established that the immune system and skeletal muscle cross talk to aid in muscle growth and regeneration, but the mechanisms remain elusive. Exercise immunology is an emerging field of research and Dr Wright is particularly interested in understanding the relationship between the immune system and skeletal muscle. He uses a multitude of techniques ranging from human clinical trials to animal models of disease, to molecular and cell biological techniques to investiagte skeletal muscle and immune health. Some of his current research projects involve clinical exercise trials involving hypoxia (altitude) training to improve muscle growth and immune function, and invesitiagting cytokines (G-CSF) and antoxidant proteins (Selenoprotein S) and their role in maintaining optimal muscle health.

Affiliations

Institue for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

International Society for Exercise Immunology (ISEI)

Australian Physiological Society (AuPS)

Units taught

Current teaching

HBS109 Human Structure and Function

HSE110 Muscle Biology for Exercise Science

 

Supervision of HDR and Honours students in Exercise Physiology related projects.

 

Previously taught

HSE201 Exercise Physiology

HSE208 Integrated Human Physiology

HSE303 Exercise Metabolism

HSE304 Physiology of Sport Performance

Conferences

The inflammatory profile of fast twitch skeletal muscle is amplified by reduced Selenoprotein S(SEPS1) expression. 46th European Muscle Conference, Potsdam Germany, 2017

Molecular Mechanisms Modulating Skeletal Muscle Development and Homeostasis in Health and Disease Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA, USA June 6-11, 2016

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

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.

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.

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

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

Research groups

Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN)

Awards

2017 Ian Seet Award

  • Outstanding performance and contribution to SENS


Early Career research travel grant

  • UoN, 12th ISEI Symposium: Cells meet function in Exercise Immunology. Vienna, Austria. July 2015


2015   Best Oral presentation from an early Career Researcher

  • 12th ISEI Symposium: Cells meet function in Exercise Immunology. Vienna, Austria. July 2015

Publications

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2020

Impaired exercise performance is independent of inflammation and cellular stress following genetic reduction or deletion of selenoprotein S

A Addinsall, C Wright, T Kotsiakos, Z Smith, T Cook, S Andrikopoulos, C Van Der Poel, N Stupka

(2020), Vol. 318, pp. R981-R996, American journal of physiology - regulatory integrative and comparative physiology, Rockville, Md., C1

journal article

The effect of normobaric hypoxia on resistance training adaptations in older adults

Giselle Allsopp, Samantha Hoffmann, Simon Feros, Julie Pasco, Aaron Russell, Craig Wright

(2020), pp. 1-7, Journal of strength and conditioning research, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article
2018

Emerging roles of endoplasmic reticulum-resident selenoproteins in the regulation of cellular stress responses and the implications for metabolic disease

Alex Addinsall, Craig Wright, Sof Andrikopoulos, Chris van der Poel, Nicole Stupka

(2018), Vol. 475, pp. 1037-1057, Biochemical journal, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Deficiency of selenoprotein S, an endoplasmic reticulum resident oxidoreductase, impairs the contractile function of fast-twitch hindlimb muscles

Alex Addinsall, Craig Wright, Chris Shaw, Natasha McRae, Leonard Forgan, Chia-Heng Weng, Xavier Conlan, Paul Francis, Zoe Smith, Sofianos Andrikopoulos, Nicole Stupka

(2018), Vol. 315, pp. R380-R396, American journal of physiology-regulatory, integrative and comparative physiology, Bethesda, Md., C1

journal article

PGC-1 alpha and PGC-1 beta increase protein synthesis via ERR alpha in C2C12 myotubes

Erin Brown, Victoria Foletta, Craig Wright, Patricio Sepulveda, Nicky Konstantopoulos, Andrew Sanigorski, Paul Della Gatta, David Cameron-Smith, Anastasia Kralli, Aaron Russell

(2018), Vol. 9, pp. 1-17, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2017

A reduction in selenoprotein S amplifies the inflammatory profile of fast-twitch skeletal muscle in the mdx dystrophic mouse

C Wright, G Allsopp, A Addinsall, N McRae, S Andrikopoulos, N Stupka

(2017), Vol. 2017, pp. 1-12, Mediators of inflammation, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal article

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and its potential application for skeletal muscle repair and regeneration

Craig Wright, Alister Ward, Aaron Russell

(2017), Vol. 2017, pp. 1-9, Mediators of inflammation, Cairo, Egypt, C1

journal article
2016

Hair cortisol levels, perceived stress and body mass index in women and children living in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods: the READI study

D Olstad, K Ball, C Wright, G Abbott, E Brown, A Turner

(2016), Vol. 19, pp. 158-167, Stress, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

G-CSF treatment can attenuate dexamethasone-induced reduction in C2C12 myotube protein synthesis

C Wright, E Brown, A Ward, A Russell

(2015), Vol. 73, pp. 1-7, Cytokine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Regulation of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor and its receptor in skeletal muscle is dependent upon the type of inflammatory stimulus

C Wright, E Brown, P Della Gatta, I Fatouros, L Karagounis, G Terzis, G Mastorakos, Y Michailidis, D Mandalidis, K Spengos, A Chatzinikolaou, S Methenitis, D Draganidis, A Jamurtas, A Russell

(2015), Vol. 35, pp. 710-719, Journal of interferon and cytokine research, Larchmont, N.Y., C1

journal article
2014

G-CSF does not influence C2C12 myogenesis despite receptor expression in healthy and dystrophic skeletal muscle

C Wright, E Brown, P Della-Gatta, A Ward, G Lynch, A Russell

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 1-13, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Creatine transporter (SLC6A8) knockout mice display an increased capacity for in vitro creatine biosynthesis in skeletal muscle.

A Russell, L Ghobrial, C Wright, S Lamon, E Brown, M Kon, M Skelton, R Snow

(2014), Vol. 5, pp. 1-6, Frontiers in physiology, Lausanne, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2009

Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor receptor: Stimulating granulopoiesis and much more

C Liongue, C Wright, A Russell, A Ward

(2009), Vol. 41, pp. 2372-2375, International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, C1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2021

Giselle Larissa Allsopp

Thesis entitled: Physiological Responses of Older Adults to Resistance Exercise in Hypoxia.

Doctor of Philosophy (Nutrition & Exercise) (High Cost), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2019

Alex Bernard Addinsall

Thesis entitled: The Regulation of Skeletal Muscle Contractile Function by Selenoprotein S.

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine