Richard Lehner B.Sc., Ph.D.
Dr. Lehner obtained BSc in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the University of Toronto. He then joined Dr. Arnis Kuksis’ laboratory at the Banting and Best Department of Medical Research (University of Toronto) for PhD project on intestinal triglyceride synthesis (PhD in 1993). During his post-doctoral training he investigated biochemistry of intestinal and hepatic lipolysis in Dr. Robert Verger’s group in France (CNRS) and followed this up by additional postdoctoral tenure at the University of Alberta in Dr. Dennis Vance’s laboratory, where he continued researching molecular and cell biology aspects of intracellular lipolysis.
Dr. Lehner was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta in 1998. He is currently a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta, as well as an adjunct professor in the Department of Cell Biology at the same institution and he directs a research group on the Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids. The main research interest in his laboratory deals with partitioning of triglyceride toward lipoprotein assembly through lipolysis/re-esterification. His research is currently supported by grants from the CIHR, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, Alberta Diabetes Institute and Pfizer Canada.
Departments of Pediatrics and Cell Biology, Group on Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids, 328 HMRC, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2S2