Patricia Brubaker, PhD
Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Physiology
Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology
University of Toronto
Dr. Brubaker obtained her PhD at McGill University in 1982, and joined the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in 1985. She is currently a Professor in the Departments of Physiology and Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Brubaker has been actively involved in diabetes research since 1982, and has lectured nationally and internationally about her research at the scientific level, as well as for the general public. Dr. Brubaker has received several awards for her diabetes research, including two Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International (JDFI) Fellowships (1982 and 1984), a JDFI Career Development Award (1985-87) and a Diabetes Canada Scholarship (1987-92). She was also the recipient of the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) Young Scientist Award in 1998, and has been supported by generous research grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the CDA throughout her career.
Dr. Brubaker has trained over 30 graduate students and fellows in various aspects of pancreatic and gastrointestinal endocrinology, and she has published over 130 papers in high quality peer-reviewed journals and books. She is recognized for her research into the mechanisms regulating the synthesis, secretion and biological activities of the intestinal glucagon-like peptides, most notably glucagon-like peptide-1 and -2, and is currently the recipient of a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Vascular and Metabolic Biology from the Government of Canada.