IMSR Public Seminar: Harnessing Serotonin Circuits to Improve Obesity and Diabetes
- Friday 2 October 2020 (13:00-14:00)
This talk is part of the IMSR Online Seminar Series
The Heisler laboratory investigates the brain circuits underlying energy balance and glucose homeostasis in an effort to identify new targets amenable for obesity and type 2 diabetes treatment. Lora's seminal research discoveries in this area have been acknowledged by Outstanding Scientific Achievement prizes from the Obesity Society and the American Diabetes Association. Lora's talk will describe their latest discoveries defining new brain circuits that control food intake and blood glucose.
Lora Heisler, Ph.D. is Chair in Human Nutrition at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where she heads the Obesity and Food Choice research theme. Professor Heisler received her B.A. from Boston University, M.Sc. from London School of Economics and Political Sciences and Ph.D. from Tufts University. She undertook postdoctoral fellowships at the University of California at San Francisco and Beth Israel Deaconess/Harvard Medical School. Professor Heisler began her independent research group in 2001 at Harvard Medical School, she relocated her group to the University of Cambridge in 2004 and then joined the Rowett Institute in 2013. In 2016, Professor Heisler was elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh.