Dr. Dan Gamu received his MSc and PhD degrees in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario), where he studied the role of the skeletal muscle Ca2+-pump and its regulatory proteins in energy metabolism. His major research interest is the biological determinants governing energy expenditure.
Specifically, he is interested in how calorie burning processes within adipose and muscular tissues are altered by changes in physical activity or diet, and how they contribute to obesity pathophysiology. Dr. Gamu is currently a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Dr. William T. Gibson at BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute. His MSFHR funded fellowship examines how the development and activation of thermogenic brown and beige fat is regulated by epigenetic processes.
For an up-to-date list of publications by Dr. Gamu, please see NCBI.
University: University of British Columbia
Department: Medical Genetics
Position: Post-doctoral fellow