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Welcome to the Department of Anesthesia within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster University. The department has experienced steady growth over the last 10 years and is currently comprised of 34 full-time faculty and 165 part-time faculty.

Our major strength is people and several members of the department are in significant leadership roles within the hospitals and academic programs. Our hospital partners include Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph's Healthcare locally, but we also reach out into the community through the Waterloo Regional Campus and the Niagara Regional Campus.

- Dr. James Paul, Professor & Chair



What flavour is your LPS? It might change blood glucose. Dr. Jon Schertzer - McMaster University

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McMaster's Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research biweekly seminar series highlights advancements in basic science and clinical research. The series aims to provide a space for experts to showcase their work and promote exchange of knowledge and collaboration.

Dr. Jonathan Schertzer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University. He is also a Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Inflammation. Dr. Schertzer guides the immunometabolism laboratory in the Farncombe Family Digestive Health Research Institute and McMaster’s Centre for Metabolism, Obesity and Diabetes Research. His group investigates muscle energy metabolism, cell stress, glucose and lipid metabolism, insulin-like growth factors and endocrine control of metabolism. The Schertzer lab also researches sources of inflammation that could influence metabolism, including those in the host-microbe relationship. At McMaster, he guides scientists to help understand how xenobiotics, diet and microbial stress promote or combat obesity, prediabetes, and diabetic complications. Dr. Schertzer is excited to help students and fellows discover new aspects in the 2-way street between bacteria and host blood glucose.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand metabolic endotoxemia
  2. Question why certain postbiotics raise or lower blood glucose
  3. Introduce the concept of metabolically beneficial endotoxemia
Register in advance here.

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