Researcher biography

Dr Steyn started his career as a Biomedical Researcher conducting mechanistic studies that define hypothalamic integration of energy homeostasis, growth and reproduction. He developed transformative methodologies that are the industry gold-standard for the assessment of patterned hormone release. In 2015, Dr Steyn expanded this research focus to conduct studies to improve our understanding of neurodegenerative disease. He co-pioneered methodologies for improved assessment of energy expenditure in humans and developed a research platform that has received traction for improved detection of hypermetabolism in neurodegenerative disease. Dr Steyn currently oversees a clinical research program that aims to increase our understanding of widespread changes in the brain that contribute to faster disease progression. Specifically, he conducts studies that document the impact and mechanisms associated with impaired appetite control and energy homeostasis in Motor Neurone Disease.