Research in this Laboratory is concerned with the physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology and evolutionary biology of skeletal and cardiac muscles.
Joe Hoh was a BSc(Med) student in the Department of Physiology in 1960. After graduating in medicine and lecturing at The University of Malaya, he gained his PhD from the Australian National University in 1969 working on muscle mechanics. He became interested in myosin, the molecular motor which underlies muscle contraction, and worked for two years in The University of Illinois in Chicago before joining the Department of Physiology in 1971. In 1981 Dr Hoh was promoted to Reader and in 1992 he was awarded a DSc. His research has focussed on the structure, function and regulation of various forms of myosin in skeletal and cadiac muscles using a multidisciplinary approach. His current work is on molecular motors in jaw and eye muscles.
Dr Joseph Hoh Department of Physiology The University of Sydney NSW 2006 AUSTRALIA