Gabriela da Silva Xavier

University of Birmingham

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University of Birmingham


Gaby is Senior Lecturer in Cellular Metabolism at the University of Birmingham and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She has an interest in energy homeostasis, particularly in fuel sensing mechanisms that may play a role in diabetes and obesity.  Gaby obtained her BSc in Biochemistry and PhD from the University of Bristol, and then did post-doctoral research at the University of Bristol and Imperial College London (with a brief sabbatical in Universit√© de Paris Descartes as a research fellow), before being appointed lecturer at Imperial College London.  In her spare time, she likes to play volleyball, hill walk, and rock climb.