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Dr Kevin Nay is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Monash University based at the Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Melbourne, Australia.

Kevin completed his BSc in Sport and Physical Education Science in 2013 at University Jean Monnet (Saint-Etienne, France). He then earned his MSc in Integrative Biology with a specialisation in Muscular Physiology and Related Pathologies in 2016 at University Claude Bernard (Lyon, France).

His thesis which started in 2016 was a collaboration between INRAE (French National Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research, Montpellier, France) and University of Rennes (Rennes, France). His work was supported by the French Space Agency (CNES: Centre National d’Étude Spatiale, Toulouse, France) and was focused on the role of iron metabolism and gut microbiota on skeletal muscle decline upon microgravity condition. In 2019, he was awarded his PhD, titled “Iron and gut microbiota: new targets to prevent functional and muscle decline due to hypoactivity”. 

His first postdoc took place at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne from 2020 to 2022 and was based at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research and at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research. After this first postdoc experience, Kevin started a second postdoc at Monash University in 2022.

Kevin’s research interest is molecular crosstalk between skeletal muscle and other organs. Within this scope, his current research project within Dr John Scott’s team is focused on the CaMKK2 signalling pathway, which is a regulator of brain function and whole-body energy metabolism.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biology, PhD, Iron and gut microbiota: new targets to prevent functional and muscle decline due to hypoactivity, INRAE - l’institut National de Recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment)

1 Oct 201618 Oct 2019

Award Date: 18 Oct 2019

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