Integrative nutritional physiology

How do we disentangle the complexity of nutrition to understand its influence on behaviour, physiology and underlying cellular and molecular processes?

ABOUT ME

I started my research journey in 2008 where I did my honours thesis investigating the effects of macronutrients on behavioural and physiological responses in fish. I then shifted models, using a similar framework in mice - this time, with the goal of understanding how macronutritients and energy influenced latelife health and longevity.  I spent my PhD on this topic and continue to work in this field, expanding on previous findings and asking new questions that will expand our current knowledge in the field of nutrition and ageing.

EDUCATION

RESEARCH INTERESTS

2014

University of Sydney, Australia

PhD

Biology of ageing

What are the mechanisms that drive the ageing process?

Healthy ageing

How can we use nutrition to slow down the ageing process and extend healthy lifespan?

Obesity & metabolic disease

Can we delay the onset of age-related disease using nutritional interventions?

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2008

University of Sydney, Australia

BSc Marine Science (Honours 1)

2002

International School Manila, Philippines

High School Diploma