Dr. Gregory Steinberg

CIHR Gold Leaf Prize for Outstanding Achievements by an Early Career Investigator

Dr. Gregory Steinberg is a Professor in the departments of Medicine and Biochemistry at McMaster University, a Canada Research Chair in Metabolism and Obesity, the J. Bruce Duncan Chair in Metabolic Diseases and the Co-Director of the Metabolism and Childhood Obesity Research Program at McMaster.

Dr. Steinberg’s research is focused on understanding the molecular pathways controlling the metabolism of fat and sugars and how hormones such as insulin and serotonin regulate these effects. His translational research program has also revealed novel mechanisms by which exercise and commonly used medications improve health. His ultimate goals is to develop new preventative strategies and treatments for the interrelated metabolic diseases of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Dr. Steinberg’s work has great relevance for Canada, where 6 million people are obese and over 10 million people have diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Learn more: Dr. Gregory Steinberg, McMaster University Department of Medicine.

CIHR is committed to helping develop the next generation of great scientific minds. This prize is awarded to an investigator at the beginning of their career who shows great potential and is expected to continue to produce research of exceptional merit.

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