Associate Professor
Melody de Laat

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Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science

Personal details


Associate Professor
Faculty of Science,
School of Biology & Environmental Science


Animal physiology, Pharmacology, Insulin, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Incretin, Growth factors, Laminitis


Other Biological Sciences, Veterinary Sciences

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (University of Queensland)
  • BVSc (Hons) (University of Queensland)

Professional memberships and associations

President, Pharmacology Chapter, Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Surgeons

Deputy Chair, University Animal Ethics Committee, QUT



  • ST10 Course Co-ordinator (Faculty of Science)
  • Discipline Co-ordinator (Biology) for Honours
  • Research Methods in Biological and Environmental Sciences I and II
  • Animal biology
  • Drug action

Post-graduate HDR students

  • Murad Kheder: Investigation of equine incretins
  • Sacha Nanayakkara: Equine IGF-1 Receptor Physiology
  • Danielle Fitzgerald: The effect of pasture grazing on metabolic health in ponies
  • Alexandra Meier: The efficacy of velagliflozin for preventing equine laminitis
  • Samira Rahnama: The role of the IGF-1 receptor in equine laminitis pathophysiology
  • Poppy Sibthorpe: Mechanisms for increased glucose uptake in insulin dysregulation
  • Christina Cash: Risk alleles for equine metabolic syndrome
  • Katherine Andrews: Ghrelin and appetite in ponies
  • Fang Li: Pituitary Pars Intermedia Dysfunction Pathogenesis

Selected publications

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Research projects