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Cowley Laboratory

Metabolic Neurophysiology

Welcome to the Cowley Lab

Our laboratory focuses on developing new therapies for obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders.

We're part of the Monash Biomedicine Discovery Institute, and a member of the Metabolism, Diabetes & Obesity
Cardiovascular Disease and Neuroscience Programs, and the Department of Physiology.

Professor Michael Cowley

My global research connections, partners and funding can be viewed on my Monash Research Profile.

Click the links below to connect with me on ORCID, Google Scholar and LinkedIn.

Our research

We are interested in the neurohormonal control of food intake, bodyweight and blood glucose. We want to help develop and implement anti-obesity strategies that make a real-world difference. A key research interest in our lab is how obesity leads to cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Our research focus areas:

  • Causes of obesity
  • Novel treatments for obesity
  • Understanding obesity-associated diseases, diabetes & hypertension

Lab members

We are committed to excellence in research.


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We're always interested in collaborating with bright and motivated researchers, clinicians and industry. Whether you want to research, study or partner with us to accelerate our discoveries, find out about the work we do.

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