The monthly Faculty Research Seminar Series is open to all staff and students and offers an opportunity to celebrate FBMH’s research achievements.
Host: Cardiovascular, Metabolic & Nutritional Sciences
Dr David Bechtold, Research Fellow: "Running out of time - the consequences of circadian desynchrony"
David completed a BSc and MSc in Canada, before moving to King’s College London where he completed a PhD in Clinical Neurosciences in 2005. David now works within the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Gastroenterology, and holds a BBSRC David Phillips Research Fellowship. His laboratory is interested in the role that our bodies’ internal timing system (circadian clock) plays in regulating energy balance and cellular metabolism. Work in the group ranges from understanding the basic biology of appetite control and energy expenditure, to defining how the clock governs rhythms in glucose and lipid metabolism. In particular, his laboratory details how disruption of the circadian system contributes to metabolic and cardiovascular disease, and how pharmacological targeting of the clock may serve as a novel therapeutic strategy.
Professor David Ray, Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology: "Regulation of pulmonary immunity by the circadian clock"
David graduated in medicine from Manchester in 1987, before training in general internal medicine and endocrinology in the Northwest of England. He completed a PhD in Manchester on endocrine aspects of small cell lung cancer, before moving to UCLA for a two year fellowship in neuroendocrinology, studying pituitary adaptations to inflammation. He returned to Manchester as lecturer before securing a fellowship from GSK which supported the establishment of his independent group. He now works on nuclear receptor and biological timing in relation to energy metabolism, and inflammation. He holds a Wellcome joint investigator award with long-term collaborator and friend Andrew Loudon, and is based in the AV Hill Building.
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About the Faculty Research Seminar Series:
The monthly lunchtime Faculty Research Seminar Series is open to all staff and students from across the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health and the University, offering an opportunity to celebrate the Faculty’s research achievement and stimulate scientific interaction.
Each event focuses on one of the eight strategic research domains. Each month one of the Research Domain Directors selects two speakers from within the Faculty to highlight and showcase an area of research in their domain. There will usually be one senior speaker and one junior/early career researcher. Speakers include clinical, non-clinical and basic science researchers. Presentations are pitched at a non-specialist level, as the series aims to attract people from across the Faculty. Held on Wednesday lunchtimes each month, each meeting lasts an hour, comprising two 20 minute presentations, with each presentation being followed by 5-10 minutes questions and discussion.
Lunch is available 12.30-1pm; presentations run 1-2pm.
The series is led by Professor Nigel Hooper and administered from the Strategic Funding Team (by Lorna Tittle).