Why our brains love sugar – in health and disease

Saturday 14th October 2017 3:10PM – 3:10PM

Dr Beall’s research investigates the complex changes that occur in response to hypoglycaemia, which is still a frequent concern for people with type 1 and advanced (insulin-treated) type 2 diabetes.

Dr Craig Beall completed his degree in Pharmacology (BSc Hons; University of Dundee) in 2003 before obtaining a Wellcome Trust Prize Studentship to undertake doctoral studies in the laboratory of Prof Mike Ashford, University of Dundee. Doctoral studies focused on mechanisms of glucose sensing in pancreatic beta cells and hypothalamic neurons.

Following a year in at the University of Liverpool investigating the role of K+ channels in skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity, Dr Beall moved back to the University of Dundee to work with Professors Rory McCrimmon and Prof Ashford to focus on mechanisms of low blood sugar (hypoglycaemia) detection. Dr Beall was awarded of a Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation postdoctoral fellowship (2010-2013) to develop and establish an model for investigating the mechanisms of hypothalamic glucose sensing.

In 2014, Dr Beall moved his lab to the University of Exeter.

Venue: Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, EX10 8NG