Dr Anthony Bakker completed his Bachelor of Science and PhD studies at LaTrobe University in Melbourne. In 1994 he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Texas in Physiology and Biophysiology until 1997, when he moved to the Department of Physiology and Pharmacy at the University of New South Wales. He originally started at UWA as a lecturer and is now the Chair of Physiology.
• Role of carrageenan induced inflammation on muscle performance (as a model for muscle inflammation and performance)
• Role of protease stroke activated receptors in muscle damage and disease
• Role of cytoskeleton proteins in response to normal and eccentric muscle contractions
Professor Nigel Laing, Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR)
Dr Kristen Nowak, Western Australian Institute of Medical Research (WAIMR)
Associate Professor Bruno Meloni, Australian National Research Institute (ANRI)
Dr Phil Withers, School of Animal Biology, UWA
Dr Peter Arthur, Biochemistry, UWA
Dr Paul Fournier, Human Movement, UWA
Dr Stewart Head, School of Medical Science, University of New South Wales
Professor Miranda Grounds, School of Anatomy and Human Biology, UWA
PHYL2255 Physiology of Human Body Systems
PHYL2260 Physiological of Adaptations and Stress
PHYL3340 Advanced Cellular Physiology (Unit Co-ordinator)
IMED2264 Physiological Control Mechanisms
IDNTI1131 Molecules, Genes and Cells
IDNT1134 Introduction to Normal Systems,
Bridging Unit 101
IMED2202 Normal Systems.
Dr Bakker also supervises the following PhD students:
Dr Bakker’s research focuses on the mechanisms of muscle damage from sport and chronic diseases, including strenuous exercise, eccentric exercise and Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He is also interested in the role of inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines and proteases, in muscle function.