Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Dr Donny Camera

Dr Donny Camera
BBiomedSc(Hons) PhD

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Exercise and Nutrition


Dr Donny Camera is an emerging researcher in the field of skeletal muscle metabolism, with a focused interest on the molecular pathways regulating adaptation responses to exercise in human skeletal muscle. In 2011, he was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Dora Lush Post-Graduate Scholarship for his work investigating the impact of protein ingestion on muscle health following combined resistance and endurance exercise. Donny has presented at multiple national and international conferences, including an invited oral presentation at the European College of Sports Science (Liverpool, England). In 2013, Donny was awarded his PhD titled, ‘The Specificity of Training Adaptation in Skeletal Muscle.’ Donny currently supervises two PhD students and has a focused interest on the effects of fat ingestion on muscle metabolism.

Recent publications

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  • Meteorin-like is a hormone that regulates immune-adipose interactions to increase beige fat thermogenesis

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  • Protein ingestion increases myofibrillar protein synthesis after concurrent exercise

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  • Beyond muscle hypertrophy: why dietary protein is important for endurance athletes

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  • Alcohol ingestion impairs maximal post-exercise rates of myofibrillar protein synthesis following a single bout of concurrent training

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  • Low muscle glycogen concentration does not suppress the anabolic response to resistance exercise

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  • Reduced resting skeletal muscle protein synthesis is rescued by resistance exercise and protein ingestion following short-term energy deficit

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