Professor Lora Heisler, FRSE, FRSB holds a Chair in Human Nutrition and is Head of the Obesity and Food Choice Research Theme at the Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen. The Heisler laboratory investigates brain circuits regulating energy homeostasis in an effort to identify new targets amenable to obesity and type 2 diabetes pharmacotherapies. Professor Heisler was awarded her PhD from Tufts University, USA in 1997 and held postdoctoral positions at the University of California, San Francisco USA from 1997-99 and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School (HMS) USA from 1999-2001. In 2001, Professor Heisler was promoted to Instructor and set up her laboratory at HMS. She then relocated her group to the University of Cambridge, UK in 2004 where worked until 2013. In 2013, the Heisler group moved to the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health to take advantage of the Institute’s strengths in obesity research, ranging from molecules to man.
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