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Laurene Vetterli


Postdoctoral Research Scientist for Islet Biology and Metabolism

I conducted my undergraduated studies at The University of Geneva, where my interest in Endocrinology and Metabolism began. I graduated in 2006 with a Master in Biochemistry, before beginning a PhD with Pr. Pierre Maechler, where my interests focused on beta-cells. There, I characterised the role of the mitochondrial enzyme glutamate dehydrogenase (GDH) in a beta-cell specific GDH knockout mouse model, investigating the molecular mechanisms responsible of the decreased insulin secretion observed in this model. 

To combine my interest in metabolism and sport, I joined the laboratory of Juleen Zierath at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm as a postdoc, where integrative approaches combine nutrition or exercise strategies, and characterization of mouse models for future treatment and prevention of Type 2 Diabetes.

In 2015, I moved to Oxford to join Dr. James Cantley's lab, exploring lipid signalling processes in the beta-cell, and the role of the enzyme ACC1 in insulin secretion. 

 

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