• 1479 Citations
  • 20 h-Index

Research output per year

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Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Metabolic, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of nutrient supplementation and diet modulation, including amino acids (e.g. glutamine, leucine, arginine) and vitamin D.
  • Cellular and molecular mechanisms of diabetes associated with obesity and how nutrients and exercise can attenuate disease progression
  • Regulatory mechanisms induced by Heat Shock Proteins on cell metabolism and stress signalling pathways

Personal profile

Dr Vinicius Cruzat is a Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow at Torrens University Australia and the lead of Human Structure and Physiology subjects within the Faculty of Health.

Vinicius is a registered Nutritionist in Australia and has extensive expertise in the research fields of nutritional supplementation, exercise physiology, metabolism, biochemistry, sports nutrition, and chronic inflammatory diseases, such as obesity and Type 2 Diabetes.

Following the completion of his PhD at the University of São Paulo, Brazil in 2013, Vinicius spent more than 5 years working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher and Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin University (WA) with Professor Philip Newsholme studying the effects of amino acid supplementation on insulin secretion and action. Vinicius also developed skills in advanced molecular biology working as a visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher in Belgium at the Centre for Diabetes Research, Université Libre de Bruxelles. To date, much of Vinicius’s research has focused on the metabolic and antioxidant effects of nutrient supplementation in exercise and chronic inflammatory diseases situations, such as obesity and diabetes.







Education/Academic qualification

Experimental Nutrition , PhD

Experimental Nutrition , Master

Health Sciences, Graduate Diploma

Nutrition and Dietetics, Bachelor

Exercise and Sport Sciences, Bachelor

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Research Output

  • 1479 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
  • 20 Article
  • 16 Review article
  • 7 Chapter

Nitric oxide and redox state measurements in pancreatic beta cells

Carlessi, R., Cruzat, V., Chen, Y. & Newsholme, P., 1 Jan 2020, Methods in Molecular Biology. Humana Press Inc., p. 241-253 13 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 2076).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Effects of high-fat diet on eHSP72 and extra-to-intracellular HSP70 levels in mice submitted to exercise under exposure to fine particulate matter

    Kostrycki, I. M., Wildner, G., Donato, Y. H., dos Santos, A. B., Beber, L. C. C., Frizzo, M. N., Ludwig, M. S., Keane, K. N., Cruzat, V., Rhoden, C. R. & Heck, T. G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Diabetes Research. 2019, 4858740.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)

    Effects of vitamin D on primary human skeletal muscle cell proliferation, differentiation, protein synthesis and bioenergetics

    Romeu Montenegro, K., Carlessi, R., Cruzat, V. & Newsholme, P., 1 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 193, 105423.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 4 Citations (Scopus)

    Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor Action in Reproductive Tissues

    Ipsa, E., Cruzat, V. F., Kagize, J. N., Yovich, J. L. & Keane, K. N., 12 Nov 2019, In : Frontiers in Endocrinology. 10, 777.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 5 Citations (Scopus)

    Mechanisms of vitamin D action in skeletal muscle

    Montenegro, K. R., Cruzat, V., Carlessi, R. & Newsholme, P., 1 Jan 2019, In : Nutrition Research Reviews.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)