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Paul Trayhurn; DPhil, DSc, BSc, FRSE {Emeritus Fellow}

Dr. Trayhurn serves as an Emeritus Fellow for N.C.O.F, Inc. He retired as Professor of Nutritional Biology and Director of the Obesity Biology Unit at the University of Liverpool, England. Previously, he served as a Professor of Nutritional Biology at the University of Oslo, Norway. Even earlier, Dr. Trayhurn was Head of the Division of Biomedical Sciences and Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at the Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen, Scotland. He was Honorary Professor at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, and a Professor & Heritage Scholar in Nutrition & Metabolism at the University of Alberta, Canada. Prior to these academic appointments Dr. Trayhurn was on the Scientific Staff of the Medical Research Council Dunn Nutrition Laboratory in Cambridge, England. He was an Evelyn Williams Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney, Australia and a Visiting Doctoral Professor at the University of Ancona, Italy. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh ­ the National Academy of Scotland. Dr. Trayhurn has Chaired the Awards Committee of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, and has served on several Editorial Boards, including as Editor-in-Chief of the British Journal of Nutrition. His early research interests centered on the role of thermogenesis in the regulation of energy balance, but his recent focus has been on the endocrine function of adipose tissue ­ particularly the link between inflammatory adipokines and the diseases associated with obesity. Dr. Trayhurn holds DPhil and DSc degrees from the University of Oxford and a BSc from the University of Reading in England. He has published more than 250 scientific papers and review articles on energy regulation, adipose tissue function and obesity.


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