Dr. Samantha M Solon-Biet

My research investigates the complex role nutrition plays in mediating various aspects of metabolic health, reproduction, appetite and ageing. A major focus of my research is to explore how dietary balance influences the underlying biochemical and physiological processes that  drive metabolic and behavioural responses.

My research works towards investigating and discovering novel nutritional interventions that can delay the development of age-related disease, improve health and reproduction and ultimately extend the length of healthy life.

Working at the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney, I have been supported by a NHMRC Peter Doherty Biomedical Fellowship and a University of Sydney SOAR Fellowship.

Healthy ageing: low protein, high carbohydrate diets or calorie restriction?
Branched chain amino acids in long-term health and ageing

CURRENT PROJECTS

Is FGF21 the master regulator of protein intake?
 
Optimising diet for reproduction and lifespan

MEDIA

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2019 ABC Catalyst 

Staying Younger for Longer: Body

Recently retired ABC newsreader Ian Henderson sets out on a quest to find the secrets of ageing healthily. He discovers that a new understanding of how the trillions of cells in our bodies age could keep us all younger for longer. He meets Australian scientists working at the cutting edge of ageing biology and learns that their research isn’t just about making us live longer, but also about keeping us healthier into old age — improving our ‘healthspan’. They reveal that we can all improve our healthspan by making simple changes to the way we live our lives.

2019 L'Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellowhip

"You are what your mother eats"

1 of 5 Fellows from the Aus/NZ region

Vice Chancellor's Research Pitch Challenge

"Let food by thy medicine: delaying ageing and extending healthy lifespan"

Click here to check out my 2 minute research pitch submission.

March 2017

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2019 Brand Campaign

Nutrition for healthy ageing

April 2019

Research at the Charles Perkins Centre

Addressing lifestyle diseases one day at a time.

http://sydney.edu.au/charles-perkins-centre/

Research Integrity

Fostering a culture of research excellence at Sydney

June 2018

ABC Heath Report

A diet to stimulate the 'miracle hormone'?

Oct 3 2016