Jenny Gunton, Australia



Biography

Professor Jenny Gunton is the Director of the Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research and is Chair of Medicine at Westmead Hospital, University of Sydney.  

Jenny received her PhD from the University of Sydney and completed her post-doctoral fellowship in Ron Kahn’s lab at the Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard Medical School. In 2012 she became the President of the Australian Diabetes Society and in 2014 became Chair of Medicine at Sydney University, Westmead Hospital. 

Research Focus

Diabetes, obesity and endocrinology.

Jenny’s research interests include diabetes, obesity, and vitamin D. She is particularly interested in the intersection of transcription factors and their regulation by nutrients including iron and Vitamin D.