Dr Danielle Debruin

Research Fellow
BSc (Hons), PhD


Previous roles

2021 - 2023
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science - University of Melbourne
2017 - 2018
Research Assistant
Institute for Health and Sport - Victoria University


  1. Timpani, C. A., Kourakis, S., Debruin, D. A., Campelj, D. G., Pompeani, N., Dargahi, N., Bautista, A. P. R., Bagaric, R. M., Ritenis, E. J., Sahakian, L., Debrincat, D., Stupka, N., Hafner, P., Arthur, P. G., Terrill, J. R., Apostolopoulos, V., De Haan, J. B., Gueven, N., Fischer, D., & Rybalka, E. (2023). Dimethyl fumarate modulates the dystrophic disease program following short-term treatment. JCI insight, e165974. Advance online publication. 
  2. Zanker, J., Scott, D., Alajlouni, D., Kirk, B., Bird, S., Debruin, D.A., Vogrin, S., Bliuc, D., Tran, T., Cawthon, P., Duque, G., & Center, J. R. (2023). Mortality, falls and slow walking speed are predicted by different muscle strength and physical performance measures in women and men. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics, 114, 105084
  3. Arman B. M., Binder N. K., de Alwis N., Beard S., Debruin D. A., Hayes A., Tong S., Kaitu’u-Lino T.J. & Hannan N. J. (2023). Assessment of the tocolytic nifedipine in preclinical primary models of preterm birth. Sci Rep 13, 5646 
  4. Saedi A., Debruin D. A. Hayes, A. & Hamrick M. (2022). Lipid metabolism in sarcopenia. Bone. 
  5. Sligar, J., Debruin, D. A., Saner, N. J., Philp, A. M., & Philp, A. (2022). The importance of mitochondrial quality control for maintaining skeletal muscle function across health span. American journal of physiology; Cell physiology, 322(3), C461–C467.  
  6. Campelj, D. G., Debruin, D. A., Timpani, C. A. et al. Sodium nitrate co-supplementation does not exacerbate low dose metronomic doxorubicin-induced cachexia in healthy mice. (2020) Sci Rep 10, 15044 . 
  7. Rybalka, E.; Timpani, C.A.; Debruin, D. A.; Bagaric, R.M.; Campelj, D.G.; Hayes, A. (2020) The Failed Clinical Story of Myostatin Inhibitors against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy: Exploring the Biology behind the Battle. Cells. 9, 2657. 
  8. Debruin D. A., Timpani, C. A., Rybalka, E., Goodman, C. G., Hayes, A. (2020) Exercise may ameliorate the detrimental effects of high vitamin D supplementation on muscle function in mice. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.
  9. Kirk B, Phu S, Debruin D. A., Hayes A, Duque G. Aging Muscle and Sarcopenia. In: Rattan SIS, editor. Encyclopedia of Biomedical Gerontology. Oxford: Academic Press; 2020. p. 120-31 
  10. Hayes A., Rybalka E., Debruin D. A., Hanson E. D., Scott D. & Sanders K. (2019) The Effect of Yearly-Dose Vitamin D Supplementation on Muscle Function in Mice. Nutrients. May 17;11(5). pii: E1097. 
  11. Debruin D. A., Andreacchio N., Hanson E. D., Timpani C. A., Rybalka E. & Hayes A. (2019) The Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on Skeletal Muscle in the mdx Mouse Model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sports (Basel). Apr 26;7(5). pii: E96.