I was recruited to the position of Professor of Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy at Gothenburg University in 2004, having had a tenured position as Senior Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and associated Fellowship at Peterhouse, a Cambridge College (between 1996 and 2004).
My first lectureship appointment was at the Department of Anatomy at King’s College London in 1994, one year after the completion of my PhD (University of Cambridge). As a PhD student I was privileged to work with Prof Gareth Leng during which time we provided the first evidence that growth hormone secretagogues (now known to be ghrelin mimetics) activate hypothalamic cells.
This work paved the way to a research career focused on understanding the brain systems through which ghrelin operates, together with understanding the role of the central ghrelin signaling system in appetite, energy balance and, more recently, reward, including alcohol reward.
I have also coordinated 3 EU integrated projects “GHS and Aging” (5th Framework, 5 Partners, 3 Years, 1.1 M€), DIABESITY (6th Framework, 27 Partners, 5 years, 11.7 M€) and NeuroFAST (7th Framework, 13 Partners, 5 years, commences 2010, 6 M€).
Current Position: Professor of Physiology/Neuroendocrinology
Personal Information: Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1966. Married to Professor John-Olov Jansson. Two Children, John-Ross (Born 2003) and Tara (born 2005).
Dept. Physiology/Endocrinology, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Medicinaregatan 11 P.O. Box 434, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden.
Phone: +46 31 786 3568
Fax: +46 31 786 3512
Mobile: +46 703 69 35 68
Dept. Physiology/Endocrinology, Box 434, SE-405 30 Göteborg
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