Professor Matt Watt

Head of the Department of Physiology

I am passionate about understanding the links between impaired metabolism and type 2 diabetes. One of the biggest surprises in our research field is not what we’ve found, but the continued development and understanding of the pathogenesis of fatty liver disease and diabetes. This has come through the advent of technologies that allow us to look deeper into cells to better understand the complexities and interactions between other cell types.

My advice to my younger self would be ‘enjoy the process of science. Enjoy the discovery and don’t worry so much about the outcomes. If you’re doing things on a consistent basis and thinking carefully about your problems the outcomes will look after themselves’.

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