Sweeney obtained his BSc and PhD in Pharmacology at University of Glasgow, UK. He then moved to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto as postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Sweeney is now Professor in the Department of Biology at York University. He has also served as Chief Scientific Officer and Diabetes Group Leader at Institut Pasteur Korea, a world-leading translational research institute. His research is funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canadian Diabetes Association and Heart & Stroke Foundation of Canada. Studies have resulted in publications in leading journals including Diabetes, Nature Reviews Cardiology, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, Endocrinology and Cell Metabolism. These studies focus mainly on diabetes and cardiovascular disease, in particular the mechanisms linking obesity with diabetes and heart failure.
Obesity, diabetes and heart failure