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Peter John Houweling

Senior Research Officer, Neuromuscular Research, Murdoch Children's Research Institute

I completed my undergraduate degree in 2004 in the Faculty of Agriculture at the University of Sydney. Following this I joined the Veterinary Science faculty and completed my PhD studying a large animal model of the Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses (Batten Disease); a debilitating inherited neurological disease for which there is currently no cure. At the completion of my PhD I just Professor Kathryn North at the Institute for Neuroscience and muscle Research, at the Children's Hospital Westmead where I began my post doctoral training in the areas of skeletal muscle disease and performance. Specifically my work involves understanding the role of a common null polymorphism in ACTN3 (R577X) in athletes and diseases include Duchenne muscular dystrophy.


  • –present
    Senior Research Officer, Neuromuscular Research, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute


  • 2009 
    The University of Sydney, PhD / Molecular Genetics (Faculty of Veterinary Science)