Dr Lisa Heather's research focuses on the role of abnormal metabolism in the development of cardiac disease in type 2 diabetes. She will be presenting her Group's work addressing why type 2 diabetes decreases survival following a heart attack, and novel approaches to manipulate metabolism in these hearts as a therapeutic strategy for diabetes. These are pressing questions given that diabetes is predicted to be a global epidemic by 2050, and the leading cause of mortality in diabetes is heart disease.
Lisa says: "It was a great compliment to be nominated for this award, and an even greater honour being chosen to give this prestigious lecture. Its fantastic to see metabolic research at the forefront of physiological sciences, and I am very excited to present my group's research at the Physiological Society meeting next year."
The Prize Lecture was established in 1960 as a joint memorial to Bayliss and Starling. It was a triennial lecture up until 2015, when, following a generous donation from The Bayliss and Starling Society, it became awarded annually. The Prize Lecture is given alternately by an established physiologist and an early-career physiologist.
Subject to the agreement of the Editorial Board, the Prize Lecture is published in The Journal of Physiology.