Researcher biography

Moe Thuzar is an Endocrinologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and a Senior Lecturer (adjunct) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane. She has a strong research interest in the Neuroendocrine Regulation of Metabolism and Cardiovascular Health in Humans. After completing her specialist training and receiving FRACP (Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians) in early 2014, she undertook her PhD study (2014-2018, UQ) investigating the role of adrenal neuroendocrine system in the regulation of human brown adipose tissue and energy metabolism under the supervision of Professor Ken Ho. She has received numerous awards for her novel work, including Australasian Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award (2017), Outstanding Abstract Award (2016) and Presidential Poster Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Endocrinology Research (2017) and in Adipocyte Biology Research (2017) from the US Endocrine Society, Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (2016) and been selected as a finalist for the Prestigious Bryan Hudson Clinical Endocrinology Award by the Endocrine Society of Australia, and the Queensland Health & Medical Research Award (Previously "Premier's award") by the Australian Society of Medical Research. Moe has recently joined the Endocrine Hypertension Unit of Professor Michael Stowasser at the UQDI, pursuing further research in Cardiovascular Endocrinology, in particular, elucidating the potential novel effects of the Mineralocorticoid System and its interaction with other systems.