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 primary supervision of Professor Ken Ho. Moe then joined the Endocrine Hypertension Unit of Professor Michael Stowasser at the UQDI, pursuing further research in Cardiovascular Endocrinology, in particular, elucidating the role of the mineralocorticoid system in the regulation of cardiometabolic health and its interplay with other systems in humans, and defining optimal diagnostic strategies for primary aldosteronism. She has received numerous awards for her work including Australasian Women in Endocrinology Young Investigator Award (2017), US Endocrine Society's Outstanding Abstract Award (2016) and Presidential Awards for Excellence in Cardiovascular Endocrinology Research (2017) and in Adipocyte Biology Research (2017), Early Career Researcher Award from the Australian & New Zealand Obesity Society (2016), Queensland Health & Medical Research Award (Previously "Premier's award", finalist, 2017), Young Investigator Award, International Aldosterone Conference (runner-up, 2019) and the Endocrine Society of Australia's Postdoctoral Award (2019).