Dr Andrew Hoy

Dr Andrew Hoy is the Helen and Robert Ellis Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Head of the Lipid Metabolism Laboratory at the Discipline of Physiology, The University of Sydney. His lab is a member of the Charles Perkins Centre and the Bosch Institute. He is also an Honorary Associate with the Boden Institute of Obesity, Nutrition, Exercise & Eating Disorders at The University of Sydney and a Visiting Scientist in the Cancer Division of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.

Dr Hoy completed his BSc (Biomed Sc) and MSc (Research) at the University of Wollongong and PhD studies at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He performed postdoctoral training at Monash University where he was a recipient of an NHMRC Biomedical Australian Research Fellow (2010-2013). He returned to Sydney in 2012 to establish his independent lab which focuses on how fatty acids are stored and utilised as metabolic substrates in disease states such as breast and prostate cancer, type 2 diabetes and obesity as well as the metabolic underpinnings of the link between obesity and cancer.

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