School of Health and Life Sciences

Nankervis, Scott (Dr)


Room: Y131

Phone: 5327 6081


Scott completed his degree at Deakin University, Geelong in animal and plant biology. Honours and PhD projects sought to understand the osmoregulatory role of natriuretic peptides in salmonid fish during migration between fresh- and saltwater. Postdoctoral work examined the contribution of virulence genes to infection processes of salmonella. Scott has spent additional time working and teaching at the Deakin Medical School. Current teaching at Federation University concerns anatomy and physiology and pathophysiology, and research examines the role of zinc transport in chronic disease processes such as insulin resistance.


  • Bachelor of Biological Science (Hons)
  • PhD

Postgraduate research supervisions

Current supervision

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: The Role of Zinc and Reactive Oxygen Species in the Context of Insulin Resistance
  • Supervisors: Myers, M (Main), Nankervis, S (Associate)

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

  • Thesis title: The effect of duration and intensity of aerobic exercise on hs-CRP levels in individuals with moderately elevated hs-CRP levels
  • Supervisors: Charchar, F (Main), O'Brien, B (Main), Nankervis, S (Associate)

Completed supervision

Student: Denham, J

  • Thesis title: The effects of exercise on telomere, DNA methylation and gene expression dynamics in leukocytes (PhD) 2015
  • Supervisors: Charchar, F (Main), O'Brien, B (Main), Nankervis, S (Associate)


Journal articles

Nankervis, S.A., Mitchell, J.M., Charchar, F.J., McGlynn, M.A., Lewandowski, P.A. (2013). Consumption of a low glycaemic index diet in late life extends lifespan of Balb/c mice with differential effects on DNA damage. Longevity & Healthspan 08/2013; 2(1). DOI:10.1186/2046-2395-2-4

Denham, J., Nelson, C.P., O'Brien, B.J., Nankervis, S.A., Denniff, M., Harvey, J.T., Marques, F.Z., Codd, V., Zukowska-Szczechowska, E., Samani, N.J., Tomaszewski, M., Charchar, F.J. (2013). Longer leukocyte telomeres are associated with ultra-endurance exercise independent of cardiovascular risk factors. PLoS ONE 01/2013; 8(7):e69377. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0069377

Charchar, F.J., Bloomer, L D.S., Barnes, T.A., Cowley, M.J., Nelson, C.P., Wang, Y., Denniff, M., Debiec, R., Christofidou, P., Nankervis, S.A., Dominiczak, A.F., Bani-Mustafa, A., Balmforth, A.J., Hall, A.S., Erdmann, J., Cambien, F., Deloukas, P., Hengstenberg, C., Packard, C., Schunkert, H., Ouwehand, W.H., Ford, I., Goodall, A.H., Jobling, M.A., Samani, N.J., Tomaszewski, M. (2012). Inheritance of coronary artery disease in men: an analysis of the role of the Y chromosome. The Lancet 02/2012; 379(9819):915-22. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)61453-0

Quarrell, S., Marques, F., Jayaswal, V., Curl, C., Nankervis, S.A., Yang, J., Delbridge, L., Harrap, S., Charchar, F.J.(2012). Abnormal microRNA Expression in Cardiac Hypertrophy and the Regulation of the Endog Gene. Heart Lung & Circulation 21:S7. DOI:10.1016/j.hlc.2012.05.025

Callahan, W., Nankervis, S.A., and Toop, T. (2004). Natriuretic peptides inhibit adenylyl cyclase activity in dispersed eel gill cells. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 174: 275-280.

Nankervis, S.A., Powell, M., McLeod, J. and Toop, T. (2007). Identification and expression of natriuretic peptide receptor type -A and -B mRNA in freshwater and saltwater rainbow trout. Journal of Comparative Physiology B, 177(2): 259-267.

Powell, M.D., McWilliam, H., McLeod, J., Nankervis, S.A., Butler, R., and Toop, T. (2008). Expression of natriuretic peptide receptor mRNA and functional response to atrial natriuretic peptide and C-type natriuretic peptide in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) head kidney leucocytes. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 24: 373-378.