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Dr Michael Keating


Michael completed his Bachelor of Biomedical science (Honours) at the Baker Institute in 2016. Subsequently Michael has undertaken a PhD jointly in the Lipid Metabolism and Cardiometabolic Disease laboratory, and the Molecular Metabolism and Ageing laboratory. Michael’s research focuses on the discovery and characterisation of novel regulators of hepatic lipid metabolism both in mouse models and in human cell lines.

Michael currently holds a Research Training Program Scholarship (RTP, formerly Known as an Australian Postgraduate Award APA). During Michael’s PhD studies he has published in high impact journals including Nature and Circulation Research.


  • Mary MacKillop Travel Grant (2016)
  • Harold Mitchell Travelling Fellowship (2018)
  • Research Training Program (RTP, formerly APA) Scholarship (2018)


  • Australian Diabetes Society Travel Award (2019)
  • Pincus Taft Young Investigator Award Finalist (2019)
  • Alfred Health Week Senior Medical Staff Award for Basic Science (2019)
  • Alfred Health Week Prize for Cardiovascular Research (2019)
  • Baker Institute Rod Andrew PhD Award (2018)

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