PROF Gordon Lynch

PROF Gordon Lynch

Positions

  • Skeletal muscle (aging, muscle diseases, injury and repair, exercise)

Overview

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  • Professor Lynch is Director of the Centre for Muscle Research in the Department of Physiology at The University of Melbourne. His research encompasses muscle growth, adaptation and plasticity and understanding muscle wasting and weakness. His Ph.D. in Physiology is from The University of Melbourne (1992) and postdoctoral at The University of Michigan (1995-1997) while a NHMRC C.J. Martin Fellow. He was awarded the A.K. McIntyre Medal (1995) from the Australian Physiological Society, an ARC Research Fellowship (1998) and NHMRC R.D. Wright Research Fellowship (1998), then appointed Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Physiology at The University of Melbourne (1999). He was promoted through the ranks to Professor (2008) and served as Head (Department Chair) of the Department of Physiology (2011-2016). He has >190 papers (Nature, Cell, Physiological Reviews) and a textbook 'Sarcopenia' on age-related muscle wasting and weakness. His inspirational mentoring has been recognised through national and University awards. He co-Founded Fitness2live (2000-2009), one of the world’s first online health companies, later sold to Medibank, and was Research Manager at Medibank Health Solutions (2009-2015). He has authored >1000 health monographs and his weekly national broadcast media work on ABC Radio since 2002 has seen him interviewed on more than 900 occasions and featured in newspapers, magazines, TV news/lifestyle shows and Twitter (@GordonSLynch). He won a National Journalism Award (Asthma Council, 2002), and was a Finalist for Australia’s Eureka Prizes for Promoting Understanding of Science (2006) and Scientific Research (2013). In 2015 he received the Woodward Medal in Science and Technology – the most prestigious award for research excellence at The University of Melbourne. He is President of the Australian Physiological Society and Scientific Director of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research.   

Affiliation

Member of

  • Australian and New Zealand Society for Sarcopenia and Frailty Research. Scientific Director 2017 -
  • Australian Physiological Society. President 2016 -
  • Gerontological Society of America. Member 2005 -
  • American College of Sports Medicine. Fellow 2001 -
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA). CSCS 2000 -
  • American Physiological Society. Member 1996 -
  • American College of Sports Medicine. Member 1995 -
  • Australian Physiological Society. Member 1989 -

Publications

Selected publications

Research

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Awards

Education and training

  • CSCS, National Strength and Conditioning Association (USA) 2000
  • Postdoc., University of Michigan 1997
  • PhD, University of Melbourne 1992
  • BSc(Hons), La Trobe University 1988

Awards and honors

  • Woodward Medal in Science and Technology, The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • Media Award, The University of Melbourne, 2015
  • National Lecturer, Australian Physiological Society, 2013
  • Patricia Grimshaw Award for Mentor Excellence, The University of Melbourne, 2013
  • Swee-Liew Wadsworth Distinguished Lecturership, National University of Singapore, 2013
  • Jack and Robert Smorgon Families Award for Mentoring Excellence, Jack and Robert Smorgon Families, 2012
  • National Citation Award for Mentoring Excellence, Australian Learning and Teaching Council, 2009
  • Research Higher Degree Supervision Award, The University of Melbourne, 2008
  • National Journalism Award, National Asthma Council, 2002
  • Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, 2001
  • A.K. McIntyre Medal, Australian Physiological Society, 1995
  • C.J. Martin Research Fellowship (National Health & Medical Research Council, Australia), 1994
  • Best student speaker, Australian Physiological and Pharmacological Society, 1992

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Supervision

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