Professor Lora Heisler’s holds a Chair in Human Nutrition at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (RINH), University of Aberdeen, UK. Professor Heisler was awarded her PhD from Tufts University with supervisor Professor Robin Kanarek in 1997. Postdoctoral positions were held at the University of California, San Francisco with Professor Larry Tecott from 1997-99 and then Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School with Professor Joel Elmquist from 1999-2001. In 2001, Professor Heisler was promoted to Instructor and set up her laboratory at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Professor Heisler moved her laboratory to the University of Cambridge, UK in 2004 to join the Department of Clinical Biochemistry with Professor Steve O’Rahilly and then obtained a tenured position in the Department of Pharmacology in 2007. In 2013, Professor Heisler’s group relocated to the RINH. Career highlights range from the identification of a mechanistically novel treatment for type 2 diabetes to a characterization of the specific therapeutic mechanism of obesity medications.
See her interview on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6BxuxsB_x4
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