Dr Justin Hardee wins prestigious McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship

Dr Justin Hardee (Physiology) has been awarded the University of Melbourne's prestigious McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship provides salary support for three years (2019-2021) with additional funds to support project costs. Dr Hardee will investigate the therapeutic potential of slow muscle programming in health and disease, through an NHMRC-supported research project with mentor Professor Gordon Lynch in the Department of Physiology's Centre for Muscle Research.

The McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was established to attract outstanding recent PhD graduates to the University of Melbourne who have the potential to build and lead cross-disciplinary collaborative research activities that align with the Research at Melbourne initiative.

Dr Hardee joined the Department of Physiology in January 2018 after completing a PhD at the University of South Carolina where he examined skeletal muscle adaptations to exercise during cancer cachexia. Since his arrival, Dr Hardee has also secured research funding with Dr Boris Reljic (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology) and Dr Lincon Stamp (Anatomy & Neuroscience) through an EMCRA Collaborative Research Award from the School of Biomedical Sciences.

Dr Hardee will commence his appointment as a McKenzie Fellow in January 2019.