Dr Cretney was selected one of only four Fellowship award winner by a jury of eminent Australian scientist from a competitive field of 212 candidates.
The $ 20,000 L’Oreal Fellowship, supported by the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and the Australian Academy of Science, Young Scientists detect a broad range of disciplines. The goal of these grants is supporting women to consolidate their careers and rise to leadership positions. Careers the funds can be used to reduce the cost of child care to be covered in addition to the cost of research. This is of particular importance to Dr Cretney, the end of 2006, she bore a son and took a period of maternity leave -.The experiments had done from Guo and Cavener distinct and unexpected results. In 17 days of leucine-deficient diet the normal mice loss 48 % of of its the liver mass and 97 % of adipose and adipose tissue out of her stomach. This response is highly similar to that In contrast starvation. In contrast, the mice were with no GCN2 kinase holding steady liver weight and got merely 69 % of the fatty tissue on her stomach. Contacts: Barbara K.