Marin Nelson, PhD
Dr Nelson completed an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology at the University of Texas at San Antonio and a master’s degree in the lab of Dr. John Ivy at the University of Texas at Austin. She then undertook her PhD at the University of Virginia in the lab of Dr. Kyle Hoehn in the department of Pharmacology, studying liver lipid metabolism in diseases such as diabetes and liver cancer.
Dr Nelson moved to the Charles Perkins Centre in 2015 to join the James lab. She is taking a systems biology approach to identify the interaction between genetics and the environment in regulating metabolism and exercise. Her current projects in the lab aim to understand the origins of insulin resistance in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue, and to identify the protein signalling networks that mediate the beneficial effects of a healthy diet and exercise on metabolism.