Dr Magda Montgomery

NHMRC CDF Fellow in the Department of Physiology

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that leads to the development of chronic health issues. I’m passionate about understanding the mechanisms underlying the development of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. One of the very common comorbidity of these disease states is the development of fatty liver disease. I am trying to understand how does a fatty or a NASH liver contribute to the development of insulin resistance and how can we target those changes to improve metabolic outcomes.

My advice to a younger Magda would be ‘come to Australia earlier, stay here and never leave!’ I love Australia – I love the healthy work and life environment.

Find out more about the Skype a (Biomedical) Scientist program and participating researchers here.