Dr Tamara Varcoe
Dr Tamara Varcoe is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide in the Circadian Physiology Research Group. She completed her PhD 2008 at The University of Adelaide, under the supervision of Professor David Kennaway, where she investigated the role of serotonin receptors in the mammalian circadian timing system. Her research now focuses on how the circadian system regulates diverse physiological processes including reproduction and metabolism. She is a chief investigator on a NHMRC grant which utilises an ovine model to dissect the relationship between circadian rhythm disruption during pregnancy on fetal development and the long term metabolic health of the offspring.
|2016||NHMRC Postdoctoral research fellow||University of Adelaide|
|2014 - 2014||Robinson Research Institute Career Development Fellow||University of Adelaide|
|2007 - 2013||NHMRC Postdoctoral research fellow||University of Adelaide|
|2008||The University of Adelaide||Australia||PhD|
|2002||The University of Adelaide||Australia||BHSci (Hons)|
|1996||Flinders University of South Australia||Australia||BA|
|2016||Varcoe, T., Voultsios, A., Gatford, K. & Kennaway, D. (2016). The impact of prenatal circadian rhythm disruption on pregnancy outcomes and long-term metabolic health of mice progeny. Chronobiology International, 33, 9, 1171-1181.
|2016||Fernandez, R., Marino, J., Varcoe, T., Davis, S., Moran, L., Rumbold, A. ... Moore, V. (2016). Fixed or rotating night shift work undertaken by women: implications for fertility and miscarriage. Seminars in Reproductive Medicine, 34, 2, 74-82.
|2016||Moran, L., Spencer, L., Russell, D., Hull, M., Robertson, S., Varcoe, T. ... Rodgers, R. (2016). Research priorities for fertility and conception research as identified by multidisciplinary health care practitioners and researchers. Nutrients, 8, 1, 35-1-35-8.
|2015||Kennaway, D., Varcoe, T., Voultsios, A., Salkeld, M., Rattanatray, L. & Boden, M. (2015). Acute inhibition of casein kinase 1δ/ε rapidly delays peripheral clock gene rhythms. Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, 398, 1-2, 195-206.
|2014||Abu Shamsi, N., Salkeld, M., Rattanatray, L., Voultsios, A., Varcoe, T., Boden, M. & Kennaway, D. (2014). Metabolic consequences of timed feeding in mice. Physiology & Behavior, 128, 188-201.
|2014||Varcoe, T., Gatford, K., Voultsios, A., Salkeld, M., Boden, M., Rattanatray, L. & Kennaway, D. (2014). Rapidly alternating photoperiods disrupt central and peripheral rhythmicity and decrease plasma glucose, but do not affect glucose tolerance or insulin secretion in sheep. Experimental Physiology, 99, 9, 1214-1228.
|2013||Kennaway, D., Varcoe, T., Voultsios, A. & Boden, M. (2013). Global loss of Bmal1 expression alters adipose tissue hormones, gene expression and glucose metabolism. PLoS One, 8, 6, 1-11.
|2013||Varcoe, T., Boden, M., Voultsios, A., Salkeld, M., Rattanatray, L. & Kennaway, D. (2013). Characterisation of the maternal response to chronic phase shifts during gestation in the rat: implications for fetal metabolic programming. PLoS One, 8, 1, 1-13.
|2013||Boden, M., Varcoe, T. & Kennaway, D. (2013). Circadian regulation of reproduction: From gamete to offspring. Progress in Biophysics & Molecular Biology, 113, 3, 387-397.
|2012||Kennaway, D., Boden, M. & Varcoe, T. (2012). Circadian rhythms and fertility. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 349, 1, 56-61.
|2012||Kennaway, D. & Varcoe, T. (2012). The role of circadian clock in endocrinology - Foreword. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, 349, 1, 1-2.
|2011||Varcoe, T., Wight, N., Voultsios, A., Salkeld, M. & Kennaway, D. (2011). Chronic phase shifts of the photoperiod throughout pregnancy programs glucose intolerance and insulin resistance in the rat. PLoS One, 6, 4, 1-10.
|2010||Boden, M., Varcoe, T., Voultsios, A. & Kennaway, D. (2010). Reproductive biology of female Bmal1 null mice. Reproduction, 139, 6, 1077-1090.
|2008||Varcoe, T. & Kennaway, D. (2008). Activation of 5-HT2C receptors acutely induces Per1 gene expression in the rat SCN in vitro. Brain Research, 1209, C, 19-28.
|2007||Kennaway, D., Owens, J., Voultsios, A., Boden, M. & Varcoe, T. (2007). Metabolic homeostasis in mice with disrupted Clock gene expression in peripheral tissues. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 293, 4, R1528-R1537.
|2006||Kennaway, D., Owens, J., Voultsios, A. & Varcoe, T. (2006). Functional central rhythmicity and light entrainment, but not liver and muscle rhythmicity, are Clock independent. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 291, 4, R1172-R1180.
|2005||Jensen, M., Farrand, K., Redman, L., Varcoe, T. & Coleman, L. (2005). Helping graduate teaching assistants lead discussions with undergraduate students: A few simple teaching strategies. Journal of College Science Teaching, 34, 7, 20-24.|
|2003||Kennaway, D., Voultsios, A., Varcoe, T. & Moyer, R. (2003). Melatonin and activity rhythm responses to light pulses in mice with the Clock mutation. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 284, 5, R1231-R1240.
|2003||Varcoe, T., Kennaway, D. & Voultsios, A. (2003). Activation of 5-HT₂C receptors acutely induces Per gene expression in the rat suprachiasmatic nucleus at night. Molecular Brain Research, 119, 2, 192-200.
|2003||Kennaway, D., Varcoe, T. & Mau, V. (2003). Rhythmic expression of clock and clock-controlled genes in the rat oviduct. Molecular Human Reproduction, 9, 9, 503-507.
|2002||Kennaway, D., Voultsios, A., Varcoe, T. & Moyer, R. (2002). Melatonin in mice: rhythms, response to light, adrenergic stimulation, and metabolism. American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology, 282, 2, R358-R365.
|2001||Kennaway, D., Moyer, R., Voultsios, A. & Varcoe, T. (2001). Serotonin, excitatory amino acids and the photic control of melatonin rhythms and SCN c-FOS in the rat. Brain Research, 897, 01-Feb, 36-43.
|2017||Varcoe, T. J., Gatford, K. L., Liu, H., Kuchel, T. R. & Kennaway, D. J. (2017). Simulated Shift Work in the Pregnant Sheep Disrupts Maternal Rhythms and Metabolism.. 64th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society-for-Reproductive-Investigation (SRI). Orlando, FL.|
|2009||Varcoe, T. J., Salkeld, M., Mocaer, E., Seguin, L. & Kennaway, D. J. (2009). Effects of chronic agomelatine administration on the expression of a panel of genes in various brain areas of rats. 22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. Istanbul, Turkey.
Impact of disrupted sleep and rhythms during pregnancy on the mother and her offspring.
CI-C with Kennaway DJ and Gatford KL, NHMRC Project Grant #APP1106674
|2014||Robinson Research Institute Career Development Fellowship||$50,000|
The consequences of simulated shift work exposure during gestation on the metabolic health of the adult offspring.
CI-B with Kennway DJ, NHMRC Project Grant #APP1009877
The effects of circadian disruption through exposure to a simulated shift work schedule during pregnancy on the health and development of the offspring.
CI-A with Kennway DJ and Van Den Heuvel C, Women's and Children's Project Grant