Dr Susan Ozanne is a Reader in Developmental Endocrinology at the University of Cambridge Institute of Metabolic Science Metabolic Research Laboratories and the MRC Metabolic Diseases Unit. She is also a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, U.K. She obtained a first class honours degree in Biochemistry from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1990. She then went to Christ’s College at the University of Cambridge where she obtained her PhD in 1994. Before being appointed to her current post she was a Diabetes U.K. R.D. Lawrence Fellow, a Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellow and a British Heart Foundation Lecturer. Her research interests are focused on understanding the mechanistic basis of the relationship between suboptimal early nutrition and growth and risk of diseases such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease in later life. Initially her work was directed towards understanding how under-nutrition during fetal life influenced long-term health but her research has now expanded to include studying the link between maternal over-nutrition and obesity on the long-term health of her offspring. Her research group works on animal models of early dietary manipulation as well as on biopsy material from low birth weight humans. Dr Ozanne is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed full papers on the early origins of health and disease and is an elected member of the council of the Society for the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease.
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