Join us for the GW Biomedical Cross-disciplinary Seminar Series: Connecting Academic Research & Inquiry Across Disciplines. This virtual lecture series explores a new cross-disciplinary topic each year. The goal is to promote networking and collaboration in translational health among researchers, health care providers, and policy makers from different disciplines to shift the paradigm—from seeking a cure to developing a strategy of prevention. The 2021-22 seminar series topic is metabolic syndrome.
This lecture on "Can We Use How the Gut Talks to the Brain to Treat Metabolic Syndrome?" will be given by Carel le Roux, (MBChB, MSC, FRCP, FRCPath, PhD, director of the Metabolic Medicine Group and professor of Experimental Pathology, University College Dublin. His translational research program focusses on how the gut -brain crosstalk and particularly how the mechanisms of bariatric surgery allow better clinical care for patients. His group is at the forefront of research on the role of gut hormones in diabetes remission after bariatric surgery, a surgical procedure that is getting increasingly seen as an integrated physiological solution to the challenge of obesity.
Dr. le Roux's research therefore aims to improve the quality of life of the growing number of the victims of the obesity epidemic but can also be used to shed light on the mechanisms of glucose regulation by the body and the development of diabetes. He has been published extensively and currently holds a number of editorial roles for journals in his field including, "Clinical Obesity," and "Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases."