Professor George Muscat is currently a Professorial and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow (2014-18) at IMB, and an affiliate appointment in the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland.

Professor Muscat completed undergraduate training at the University of Sydney, and was mentored by Professor Peter B. Rowe during the completion of his PhD program at the CMRI (1981-85).

He conducted his Postdoctoral Research under the guidance of Professor Larry Kedes at Stanford University, CA. (1985-88), and was subsequently appointed as an Assistant Professor of Research at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles (1989).

He joined The University of Queensland in 1990, and focused his research on understanding the molecular role of Nuclear Hormone Receptor signalling in breast cancer, diabetes, obesity and exercise.

Professor Muscat was a visiting scientist/sabbatical visitor at X-Ceptor Therapeutics, San Diego (2001), involved in a scientific collaboration with Metabolex, and a Guest Professor, Sahlgrenska Academy, The University of Gothenburg, (2014-15). 

He has served as a member of: (i) the editorial boards of J. Biol. Chem., Endocrinology and Molecular Endocrinology, (ii) NHMRC Assigners Academy, NHMRC GRPs, NHMRC Research Fellowships Peer Review Panels, and (iii) National Breast Cancer Foundation Research Advisory Council. 


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