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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

Nutritional Science, PhD

Nutritional Science, Master

Health Sciences, Graduate Diploma

Nutrition and Dietetics , Bachelor

Exercise and Sport Sciences, Bachelor


  • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
  • QD Chemistry
  • QM Human anatomy
  • RS Pharmacy and materia medica
  • QP Physiology
  • R Medicine (General)


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