The EMJ Podcast | Episode 140
On this episode, Jonathan is joined by Noel Morgan, Professor of Endocrine Pharmacology, University of Exeter, UK. The pair discuss Morgan’s extensive research in diabetes, including his research on islet biology and signalling mechanisms regulating pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory processes in β-cells in Type 1 diabetes. They further discuss areas of research that excite and frustrate him, how we can change beliefs and behaviours associated with diabetes, and the future of diabetes research.
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Noel Morgan began his career with a BSc in biological sciences, followed by a PhD in biochemistry at the University of Leicester, UK, before undertaking post-doctoral work at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. He was awarded an Albert E. Renold Fellowship by the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) to study adrenoceptor signalling in β-cells at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Morgan was appointed to a personal chair at Keele University, UK, and subsequently moved to University of Exeter, UK, in 2002, as Professor of Endocrine Pharmacology, where he is currently still engaged. In 2017, he was awarded the Dorothy Hodgkin Lectureship by Diabetes UK in recognition of his contributions to the field.