The Team

Dr Renae Stefanetti


Research Associate


I completed my PhD at Deakin University in September 2014, investigating the regulation of the primary protein degradation pathway in human skeletal muscle (the ubiquitin proteasome pathway), in response to divergent anabolic stimuli. I joined Newcastle University a year later to pursuit my passion towards developing critical knowledge required to assess the beneficial role of exercise as a therapeutic intervention for sarcopenia and neuromuscular disease.


Stefanetti RJ, Lamon S, Wallace MA, Rahbek SK, Vendelbo MH, Russell AP, Vissing K. ‘Regulation of ubiquitin proteasome pathway molecular markers in response to endurance and resistance exercise and training.’ Pflugers Archiv: European journal of physiology, E-pub ahead of print, Aug 2014.

Stefanetti RJ, Lamon S, Rahbek SK, Farup J, Zacharewicz E, Wallace MA, Vendelbo MH, Russell AP, Vissing K. (2014). ‘Influence of divergent exercise contraction mode and whey protein supplementation on atrogin-1, MuRF1 and FOXO1/3A in human skeletal muscle.’ The Journal of Applied Physiology, E-pub ahead of print, Jan 2014.

Stefanetti RJ, Zacharewicz E, Russell AP, (2014). ‘Ageing has no effect on the regulation of the ubiquitin proteasome-related genes and proteins following resistance exercise.’ Frontiers in Physiology, 31, 5.

Lamon S, Wallace MA, Stefanetti RJ, Rahbek SK, Vendelbo MH, Russell AP, Vissing K. (2013). ‘Regulation of the STARS signalling pathway in response to endurance and resistance exercise and training.’ Pflugers Archiv – European Journal of Physiology, 465, pg. 1317–1325.

Vissing K, Rahbek SK, Lamon S, Farup J, Stefanetti RJ, Wallace MA, Vendelbo MH, Russell AP. (2013). ‘Effect of resistance exercise contraction mode and protein supplementation on members of the STARS signalling pathway.’ The Journal of Physiology, 591, pg. 3749–3763.

Michailidis Y, Karagounis LG, Terzis G, Jamurtas AZ, Spengos K, Tsoukas D, Chatzinikolaou A, Mandalidis D, Stefanetti RJ, Papassotiriou I, Athanasopoulos S, Hawley JA, Russell AP, Fatouros IG. (2013). ‘Thiol-based antioxidant supplementation alters human skeletal muscle signaling and attenuates its inflammatory response and recovery after intense eccentric exercise’. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 98, 233–245.


Phone: 0191 2088264

Email: renae [DOT] stefanetti [AT] newcastle [DOT] ac [DOT] uk