Elected: 2016
Discipline: Biomedical and Cognitive Sciences
Professor Lora Heisler
Professor of Human Nutrition, University of Aberdeen
Professor Lora Heisler investigates the brain circuits that regulate appetite and glucose homeostasis in an effort to identify new targets amenable to the development of obesity and type 2 diabetes medications. She obtained a PhD from Tufts University and undertook postdoctoral fellowships at University of California at San Francisco and Harvard Medical School. After this Lora joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and then University of Cambridge, before joining the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health at the University of Aberdeen in 2013.