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Lachlan Van Schaik

PhD candidate, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, La Trobe University

I am a researcher and academic in Physiology, Neuroscience and Biomedicine. My interests are in how the nervous system regulates metabolism, and identifying dietary substances that increase energy expenditure in the body. Additionally, I am interested in the effects of dietary patterns in chronic disease and the role of nutrition in disease prevention.

Experience

  • 2021–present
    Rural Doctor of Medicine Academic, The University of Melbourne
  • –present
    PhD candidate, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, La Trobe University

Education

  • 2016 
    La Trobe University, Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Publications

  • 2021
    Stimulatory, but not anxiogenic, doses of caffeine act centrally to activate brown adipose tissue thermogenesis in anesthetized male rats, Scientific Reports
  • 2021
    Effects of Caffeine on Brown Adipose Tissue Thermogenesis and Metabolic Homeostasis: A Review, Frontiers in Neuroscience