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Dr Giuseppe Posterino Senior Lecturer, Physiology Anatomy & Microbiology

I completed my PhD at La Trobe University in 1996 studying aspects of skeletal muscle physiology covering basic physiological mechanisms and processes involved in muscle fatigue. In 1997 I commenced my first postdoctoral position at UNSW in Sydney. In 1999 I returned to La Trobe to continue postdoctoral work with the Muscle Cell Research Group and in 2003 was appointed lecturer in Physiology at the University of Adelaide. At the end of 2007 I took up an appointment as senior lecturer in the Department of Zoology at La Trobe University.

My research career has been principally focused on the physiology of skeletal muscle in vertebrates and examining metabolic factors that contribute to skeletal muscle fatigue. My research interests also extend to work on cardiac muscle examining developmental changes in contractile behavior of the heart under normal and diseased conditions. I have been awarded a number of research grants from national competitive funding sources such as the NH&MRC and Ramacciotti foundation. I have been actively involved in the scientific community as both a subscribing member and member of council of the Australian Physiological Society, organized a public forum on the neuroscience featuring the guest speaker Baroness Professor Susan Greenfield and contribute to a number of international journals and both the NH&MRC and ARC as a peer reviewer.


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