Leah E. Worton, Ph.D.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia - Medicine (2009)

B.S.c University of Sydney, Australia - Molecular Biology and Genetics (2001)


CONTACT

lworton@u.washington.edu
P: 206.604.1553
F: 206.897.5611 

 

Leah Worton

Research Interests

My current research investigates cell signaling responses to mechanical stimuli in osteoblastic cells, particularly with a focus on how these responses change with aging.

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Current Academic Appointments

Senior Research Fellow
Orthopaedic Science Laboratories, Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, University of Washington (2009 to Present)

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Honors

Diamantina Institute PhD Travel Award (2007)
ASBMR Young Investigator Travel Grant (2007)
ANZBMS Travel Award (2007)
ANZ Trustees PhD Scholarship in Medical Research, QLD (2006)
IOF/ANZBMS Travel Award (2006)
University of Queensland Joint Research Scholarship (2005)
Australian Postgraduate Award (2004)
UNSW Faculty of Medicine Rising Star Award (2004)
Professor Spencer Smith-White Prize in Biology Honours (2001)

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Publications

Gunter, J.H., Thomas, E.C., Lengefeld, N., Kruger, S.J., Worton, L., Gardiner, E.M., Jones, A., Barnett, N.L., Whitehead, J.P. (2008) Characterisation of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase expression during retinal development: differences between variants and isoforms. Int J Biochem Cell Biol., 40(9); 1716-28.

Shi, Y.C., Worton, L., Esteban, L., Baldock, P., Fong, C., Eisman, J.A., Gardiner, E.M. (2007) Effects of continuous activation of vitamin D and Wnt response pathways on osteoblastic proliferation and differentiation. Bone, 41(1); 87-96.