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Dr. Scott Nankervis

Lecturer, Biomedical Science

Science Group B



Mt Helen Campus, Online


Dr Scott Nankervis is a molecular physiologist with diverse experience in animal and human systems. Dr Nankervis’s research interests include the development of a cell-culture model of cachexia, and zinc biology in diabetes and atrophy.

Scott’s past research has investigated the capability of some fish species to survive in both aquatic and marine environments, the effect of telomere length on the longevity of mice, and the role of zinc in human muscle wasting disorders. He is currently working on the contribution of molecular genetics to cardiovascular disease.

Scott is a Lecturer in biomedical sciences at Federation University Australia. His teaching areas include anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, nutrition and molecular biology. He holds a Bachelor of Biological Science (Hons) Animal and Plant Biology and a PhD in comparative animal physiology.

Dexamethasone leads to Zn2+ accumulation and increased unbound Zn2+ in C2C12 muscle and 3T3-L1 adipose cells

In vitro assessment of arsenic mobility in historical mine waste dust using simulated lung fluid

Exposure studies have linked arsenic (As) ingestion with disease in mining-affected populations;...

Consumption of a low glycaemic index diet in late life extends lifespan of Balb/c mice with differential effects on DNA damage

BACKGROUND: Caloric restriction is known to extend the lifespan of all organisms in which it has...

  • Journals

Longer Leukocyte Telomeres Are Associated with Ultra-Endurance Exercise Independent of Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Telomere length is recognized as a marker of biological age, and shorter mean leukocyte telomere...

Inheritance of coronary artery disease in men: an analysis of the role of the Y chromosome

Background A sexual dimorphism exists in the incidence and prevalence of coronary artery...

Taming the Devil: A game based approach to teaching immunology

  • Conference Proceedings

Telomere attrition is attenuated in ultra-marathon runners