IMSR Public Seminar with Dr Gavin Bewick
- Friday 27 November 2020 (13:00-14:00)
"A Gut Feeling: the therapeutic potential of the intestine in diabetes and obesity"
About this talk
Gavin will discuss how his research group are using novel gut organoid technology to understand the control of gut endocrine cell specification, to identify the pathological changes that occur in the small intestine in response to metabolic disease and how this information could be leveraged to treat obesity and diabetes.
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About the speaker
Dr Gavin Bewick's research is focused on the field of Obesity and Diabetes. He has a well-established reputation, built over the last 20 years, in studying the regulation of metabolism with an interest in gut hormones. His research has made important contributions to our understanding of the neuroendocrine and enteroendocrine control of appetite and body weight regulation. A key current interest of the his lab is the role of the gut epithelium in the pathophysiology of diabetes and obesity.