Winner of Investigator Award

Amgen Stewart Whitman Canadian Lipoprotein Conference Young Investigator Award Recipient


Jessica Yue is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in the Department
of Physiology, and is a member of the Molecular and Cell Biology Lipids Group, Alberta Diabetes Institute, and Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. Jessica completed her PhD in Physiology at Univ. Toronto (CIHR Doctoral Awardee) and her post-doctoral
training at the Toronto General Research Institute (CIHR Fellowship and Bisby Prize Awardee). Jessica began her independent laboratory in June 2015. A major focus of the Yue laboratory is to elucidate the actions of stress-related hormones in the brain and the neurocircuitry that drives the regulation of lipid and glucose metabolism and energy balance in vivo under normal healthy conditions, as well as under conditions of energy excess and energy deprivation. Major goals of this research are to better understand how the brain contributes to the whole-body metabolism and to identify potential targets in the brain that will help improve aberrant lipid and glucose homeostasis in obesity and diabetes. Jessica’s research program is currently funded by a Canadian Diabetes Association Scholar Award, NSERC, and the Alberta Diabetes Institute. Jessica presented the Amgen Stewart Whitman Young Investigator
Award lecture at the 2016 Canadian Lipoprotein Conference in St. John’s, Newfoundland held September 15-18, 2016.  INMD Newsletter