Professor LORA HEISLER

Professor LORA HEISLER
FRSE, FRSB

Chair in Human Nutrition

Overview
Professor LORA HEISLER
Professor LORA HEISLER

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 437446
work +44 (0)1224 437540
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen The Rowett Institute, office 4.056
Foresterhill
AB25 2ZD
Web Links

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/research/lora-heisler.php


Research

Research Interests

Mechanisms underlying the pathophysiology of obesity and type 2 diabetes

The brain represents the master coordinator of appetite and energy expenditure, employing interwoven neurological circuits to continually appraise and respond to changes in energy state.

Our research aims to discover and characterise these brain circuits using cutting edge technology with the objective of locating points within the pathway that are amenable to manipulation with manmade (drug) or natural (hormone) substances.

We also examine the impact of diet and body weight on circuit rewiring and mechanisms restore appropriate system connectivity and activity.

The ultimate aim of our research is to identify new treatments for obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Current Research

Research team

Publications

Publications 

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