Professor Steve Yeaman
Deputy Director, ICM

  • Email: steve.yeaman@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7433
  • Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 7424
  • Address: Institute of Cellular Medicine,
    Medical School,
    Newcastle University,
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HH,
    UK

Research Interests

My major research interest is the hormonal control of metabolic enzymes. I have worked extensively on adipose tissue, macrophages and muscle, with recent work focussing on the use of human skeletal muscle cells in culture as a model system. This has been used to both study insulin signalling mechanisms and also to investigate how metabolic parameters such as carbohydrate and lipid content of the cells can influence the signalling pathways, leading to insulin resistance as is observed in type 2 diabetes.