Associate Professor, Health Sciences
My research program focuses on understanding the progression of metabolic diseases such as obesity, insulin resistance, and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease. With an expertise in nutrition and exercise physiology, my lab aims to examine how preventative measures, such as exercise, can improve not only whole-body metabolism but also brain health. Our current research focuses on the regulation of amyloid precursor protein processing.
- brain metabolism in health and disease
- amyloid precursor protein
- Brain-derived neurotrophic factor
- aging, obesity, diabetes
- Human Anatomy
- Human Pathology
- Pathophysiology of the Metabolic Syndrome
Dr. MacPherson is seeking qualified applicants for MSc and Ph.D. programs. Please email Dr. MacPherson with a cover letter and curriculum vitae as an expression of interest.
Dr. MacPherson is open to supervising undergraduate-directed study and thesis students across a wide range of degree programs. If you are interested in applying please email Dr. MacPherson with a cover letter and curriculum vitae as an expression of interest.