Investigation of obesity and metabolism with Dr. Gregory Steinberg

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Karan Chawla
Arnav Agarwal

Keywords

Dr. Gregory Steinberg, obesity, metabolism, interview, Canada Research Chair, McMaster University

Abstract

Dr. Gregory Steinberg attained his PhD from the University of Guelph in 2002, after which he conducted Postdoctoral research for 4 years at the St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Steinberg then became Head of the Metabolism unit at St. Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research and a Senior Fellow of the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia. Dr. Steinberg then returned to Canada and joined the Department of Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism Division at McMaster University as an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair. Dr. Steinberg is interested in making advancements in the field of metabolism and obesity. In particular, he has invested his time and effort into understanding how particular hormones regulate the ability of the body to store and break down fat, as well as the body’s response to insulin. His eventual goal is to develop medicines that may, in the future, be used to treat disorders such as insulin resistance and atherosclerosis, two health concerns that are currently negatively impacting the lives of over one million victims of diabetes in Canada.