Dr. Nicole Templeman is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at the University of Victoria, a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Cell Biology, and a Michael Smith Health Research BC Scholar. The broad goal of her research program is to understand how two fundamental and interlinked processes—reproduction, and age-related deterioration—are coordinated in response to energy balance and metabolic health. Dr. Templeman’s exploration of these questions is guided by an interdisciplinary background in aging biology, diabetes, and exercise metabolism.
Dr. Templeman’s research lie at the intersection of aging biology, metabolism, and reproductive physiology. She studies signaling pathways and mechanisms that coordinate nutritional status with metabolic processes, reproduction, and the maintenance of cell and tissue integrity with age. One of her major objectives is to better understand the physiological deterioration that characterizes aging of the female reproductive system, through research projects that span molecular and cellular changes to the whole organism.