• Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 3379 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
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Professor Victor Gault, PhD, is currently Professor of Experimental Medicine and Head of School of Biomedical Sciences.

Victor has over 20 years’ experience in diabetes research with specific expertise in brain-gut peptides. His primary interests focus on the function of incretin hormones and mimetics in normal physiology, their mechanism of action, and potential role in pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes and related disorders. Victor’s most recent research has highlighted the beneficial effects of long-acting gut peptides on improving cognitive function in diabetes and obesity.

Victor has published over 170 scientific articles in high impact peer-reviewed journals , presented his research at numerous national / international conferences and has attracted significant external research funding. He is the holder of several international patents in the use of peptide analogues in diabetes-obesity therapy and a member of several professional societies / committees and Editorial Boards.

He has also been recipient of several prestigious awards for his research including: Distinguished Research Fellowship (Ulster University), Nick Hales Young Investigator Award (Diabetes UK), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Rising Star Award, and RD Lawrence Lecturer Award (Diabetes UK).

In addition to his significant administrative responsibilities and research activities, Victor continues to teach in the areas of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Clinical Biochemistry and Professional Skills.



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Research Output 1999 2019

  • 3379 Citations
  • 33 h-Index
  • 180 Article
Open Access
Insulin-Secreting Cells
Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4
peptide YY (1-36)
Peptide Fragments
Islets of Langerhans
xenin 25

Effects of Liraglutide and Fenretinide treatments on the diabetic phenotype of neuronal human BACE1 knock-in mice

Dekeryte, D., Hull, C., Plucińska, K., Khan, S., Kamli-Salino, S., Mody, N., Morrice, N., McLaughlin, C., Gault, V. A., Platt, B. & Delibegovic, M., 1 Aug 2019, 166, p. 222-230 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4
Retinol-Binding Proteins
10 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
1 Citation (Scopus)

Beneficial metabolic effects of dietary epigallocatechin gallate alone and in combination with exendin-4 in high fat diabetic mice

Pathak, NM., Millar, PJB., Pathak, V., Flatt, P. & Gault, V. A., 15 Jan 2018, 460, p. 200-208

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Glucagon-Like Peptide 1
Energy Intake