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Dr Simon T Bond

BSc(Hons) | PhD (Deakin University)

Dr Simon Bond is a junior postdoctoral scholar in the Molecular Metabolism and Ageing Laboratory at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. Dr Bond completed his BSc (Honours) in Biomedicine/molecular biology and PhD in metabolism at the Metabolic Research Unit, Deakin University, Waurn Ponds, Australia. During his PhD Dr Bond was funded by competitive national and internal scholarships. During his PhD Simon successfully demonstrated that reversible acetylation of metabolic enzymes can regulate their activity, and that their activity was altered in type 2 diabetes and obesity. This work has been presented at national and international conferences.

Since completing his PhD Dr Bond moved to Melbourne to take up a postdoctoral position at the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute. His research interests include tissue specific targeted drug delivery and metabolism, specifically focusing on molecular mechanisms within metabolic tissues that are responsible for the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Dr Bond is an author and co-author on several publications in high-ranking journals including FASEB, Cell Reports and Cancer Discovery.


  • Bright Sparks Travel Grant (2017)
  • HDR publication award (2016)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award, 6 months (2016)
  • Australian Postgraduate Award (2013–2015)

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