Introducing our new academics: School of Health Sciences (Nutrition)Friday 16 October 2015
The department of Nutrition in the School of Health Sciences has welcomed Emma Lees, whose research focuses on type 2 diabetes, obesity and ageing, as a new Post Doctoral Teaching Fellow.
Emma has just finished her PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen Biomedical Sciences, and also has an MSc in human nutrition and metabolism from the same university.
Her research is focused on type 2 diabetes, obesity and ageing and dietary techniques to tackle these conditions. She also investigates the role of protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B in insulin resistance and obesity.
During her PhD, Emma was awarded an Albert Renold Travel Fellowship from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes. This allowed her to spend one month at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with collaborator Professor Thomas Gettys.