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Dr Melody de Laat

Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience

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Name
Dr Melody de Laat
Position(s)
Senior Lecturer
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
Bioscience
Discipline *
Other Biological Sciences, Veterinary Sciences
Phone
+61 7 3138 1618
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (University of Queensland), BVSc (Hons) (University of Queensland)

Keywords

Animal physiology, Pharmacology, Insulin, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Incretin, IGF-1

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Dr. Melody de Laat is a clinical and research veterinarian with over 20 years experience in both clinical veterinary practice and veterinary research. Her research interests encompass disorders of metabolism and nutrition, incretin biology, endocrine dysfunction, equine lameness, veterinary pharmacology and Australian wild horse health and ecology.

Dr. de Laat’s current research projects are diverse and include analyses of the role of incretins in equine metabolic disorders, the recurrence rates of laminitis, the impact of dynamic feeding systems on obesity and metabolism and the role of insulin in equine lameness. In addition to her research and teaching commitments Dr. de Laat is a member of the University Animal Ethics Committee.

Dr de Laat is passionate about animal health and remains committed to the veterinary profession. She has published extensively on disorders of metabolism and laminitis in horses and her seminal publication on insulin toxicity in horses has been listed by Thomson’s ISI among the top 1% of papers published in the plant and animal sciences category since 2010 and was the most cited article in the journal in 2012. She has also received a Discovery Early Career Research Award to continue her research into incretin biology.

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Teaching

BVB212

BVB301

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Publications


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Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2014
Details
Discovery Early Career Researcher Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Vice Chancellor's Performance Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
John Burke Literary Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2014
Details
Voorjaarsdagen Award
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2012
Details
Gold Award, Best Poster
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2009
Details
Fred Z. Eager Prize for Research in Veterinary Medicine
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2008
Details
Research Scholarship

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Understanding equine incretins: a novel approach to laminitis prevention
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE140100135
Start year
2014
Keywords
Equine; Pharmacology; Veterinary