Edinburgh Research Explorer

Nicholas Morton

Personal Chair of Molecular Metabolism

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Phone: 0131 242 6693

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

1. Hepatic TST activation as a novel therapy for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. 2. Identification, functional characterization and in vivo mouse transgene modelling of novel human genome wide association variants for metabolic disease/ageing

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Integrated control of pancreatic beta cell function

Area of Expertise

Research expertiseDiabetes, Obesity, Leanness, Genetics

My research in a nutshell

I am interested in how our genes predipose us to, or protect us from, the adverse metabolic effects of the modern "obesogenic lifestyle". I believe understanding the intrinsic mechanisms that allow some people to remain lean, healthy and age successfully despite the "onslaught of plenty" will illuminate new therapeutic avenues for metabolic dysfunction and its associated diseases.


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