Leah E. Worton, Ph.D.

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

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


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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.


Current Academic Appointments

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



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)



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.