August Krogh Seminar

Novel Mechanisms Regulating Glucose Metabolism with Exercise

v/ Laurie J. Goodyear, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Senior Investigator and Section Head, Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston USA


It is well established that the performance of regular physical exercise results in numerous health benefits, a reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes.  Physical exercise is also widely accepted as a clinically important modality to decrease blood glucose concentrations in patients with diabetes, due largely to an increase in the rate of glucose transport into the contracting skeletal muscles and an increase in insulin sensitivity in the period following exercise.  In this presentation, I will discuss our recent data investigating the effects of exercise training on white adipose tissue.  In addition, I will present data on studies aimed at investigating the effects of maternal exercise on offspring health.

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Research profile

Laurie J. Goodyear is a Senior Investigator and Head of the Section on Integrative Physiology and Metabolism at the Joslin Diabetes Center and an Associate Professor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is a graduate of Springfield College and the University of South Carolina, and obtained her PhD degree in Cell Biology from the University of Vermont. She completed her postdoctoral research at Joslin in the lab of Dr. Robert J. Smith of the Metabolism Section.

Dr. Goodyear has been the recipient of several awards including Career Development Awards from the American Diabetes Association and Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, a New Investigator Award from the American College of Sports Medicine, and the 2012 Edward F. Adolph Distinguished Lectureship of the American Physiological Society. She has served as Deputy Chair for the Biochemical Journal and an Associate Editor for Diabetes, and has served on several grant review committees for the National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Goodyear has published approximately 180 primary papers, reviews and procedings and had the honor of giving over 175 invited lectures at regional, national and international conferences.  Dr. Goodyear’s research in the area of execise, metabolism and diabetes has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1992.


20 November 2014

13:00-14:00: Seminar and discussion
14:00-14:30: Post seminar servings and socializing


Auditorium 1, August Krogh Building, Universitetsparken 13, DK-2100 Copenhagen


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