Andrew Cameron Bulmer, B.App.Sc[Hons 1st] QUT, PhD Qld.
Lecturer at Griffith University
Heart Foundation Research Centre (Member)
Molecular Basis of Disease Research Group (Member)
Antioxidants, Oxidative Stress, Bile Pigments,
Atherosclerosis, Cancer, Gilbert’s Syndrome, Exercise.
Born in 1978, Dr Andrew Bulmer studied Human Movement Studies (undergraduate), Exercise Physiology (Honours) and Biomedical Science (PhD) at the Queensland University of Technology and University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. He completed his PhD at University of Queensland and during this time completed a 6 month research visit to the Department of Nutritional Science, University of Vienna. He has co-operational partners in many Australian universities and in the University of Vienna, Austria. He is an early career researcher, being a member of the Heart Foundation Research Centre and Molecular Basis of Disease Research Group at Griffith University. He is member of different societies in the fields of human physiology, exercise physiology and free radical research and is reviewer of many scientific journals in these areas.
Research interests started in the area of muscle physiology and the role of interstitial K+ accumulation in causing muscle fatigue. These interests progressed into studying the effects of peripheral limb ischemia on muscle/systemic physiology and then onto the role of free radical production and cell damage. Exploring the efficacy of antioxidants as cyto-protective and cell signalling compounds has become his emerging focus with a particular interest in the endogenous tetrapyrroles, bilirubin and biliverdin. Exploring the efficacy of these compounds in inflammatory conditions of cardiovascular disease and cancer is particularly interesting, since these compounds possess potent efficacy. Revealing the protective effects of these compounds and their mechanisms of action will assist in discovering their physiological importance and possible future therapeutic use.
Currently, Andrew Bulmer is Dr and lecturer at the School of Medical Sciences, Griffith University. He is married and is a father of a newborn baby girl!