Andrew J. McAinch
Andrew McAinch attained his Ph.D. degree in molecular physiology in August 2005 after obtaining an M.S. degree in nutrition and dietetics and working as an accredited practicing dietitian and accredited exercise physiologist in private practice. McAinch therefore has the unique ability to mix clinical expertise in nutrition and dietetics and exercise physiology with molecular physiology expertise to ensure application of scientific endeavors to the public. His research team aims to advance knowledge of the regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism particularly via different types of fats, adipokines, and pharmaceutical compounds to assist management of obesity and associated comorbidities, particularly diabetes. He also has a research interest in sports nutrition and research aimed at improving sporting performance. His research laboratory utilizes human primary skeletal muscle myotubes as well as animal models of health and disease. McAinch, since his appointment as a Senior Lecturer at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, in 2008, has established his research team and has been supervising a number of Ph.D. students. He serves currently as an Elected Member of the Australian New Zealand Obesity Society Executive Committee and as a Treasurer and Member of the Dietitians Association of Australia. He serves also at the Editorial Board of PPAR Research and as an Associate Editor for Nutrition and Dietetics.
Biography Updated on 11 October 2012