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.
- Understand metabolic endotoxemia
- Question why certain postbiotics raise or lower blood glucose
- Introduce the concept of metabolically beneficial endotoxemia