Education and Training
- York University in Toronto (Canada), Ph.D. 2010
The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor and the glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) receptor transduce nutrient-stimulated signals to control beta cell function.
Although exercise is a common and potent activator of the hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis, the effects of exercise on the acute stress response are not well understood.
GPR119 was originally identified as an orphan β-cell receptor; however, subsequent studies demonstrated that GPR119 also regulates β-cell function indirectly through incretin hormone secretion.