Short CV/Education and training

  • 1989 – 1991
    M.Sc. Pathology, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, Cancer Research Laboratories

  • 1991 – 1992
    Research Assistant Departments of Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry, Cambridge University, UK, Laboratory of Professor Stephen O'Rahilly

  • 1992 – 1997
    Ph.D. in Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, Graduate Student (Awarded the Elmore Studentship), Departments of Medicine and Clinical Biochemistry

  • 1997
    Post-Doctoral Fellow Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska Institutet, Supervisor. Professor Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson

  • 1998 – 2002
    Junior Researcher (Awarded by the Swedish Research Council); dual affiliation: Department of Clinical Physiology and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology Karolinska Institutet

  • 2002
    Docent (Associate Professor) Cellular Physiology, Karolinska Institutet

  • 2003 – 2006
    Project Leader, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Co-Section Head, Integrative Physiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2006 – 2012
    Senior Researcher in the focus area of Diabetes (Position awarded by the Swedish Research Council)

  • Since 2010
    Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Selected publications

Five selected publications:

  • 1. R Barrès, ME Osler, J Yan, A Rune, T Fritz, K Caidahl, A Krook, JR Zierath (2009). Non-CpG Methylation of the PGC-1a Promoter through DNMT3B Controls Mitochondrial Density. Cell Metab 10:189-98

  • 2. A Shemyakin, F Salehzadeh, D Esteves Duque-Guimaraes, F Böhm, E Rullman, T Gustafsson, J Pernow, A Krook (2011). Endothelin-1 reduces glucose uptake in human skeletal muscle in vivo and in vitro. Diabetes 60:2061-2067

  • 3. LQ Jiang*, DE Duque-Guimaraes * UF Machado, JR Zierath, A Krook (2013) Altered response of skeletal muscle to IL-6 in Type 2 diabetic patients. Diabetes 62:355-61

  • 4. LQ Jiang, N Franck, B Egan, RJO Sjögren, M Katayama, D Duque-Guimaraes, P Arner, JR Zierath, A Krook (2013) Autocrine role of interleukin-13 on skeletal muscle glucose metabolism in Type 2 diabetic patients involves microRNA let-7 Am J Physiol 305:E1359-66

  • 5. Skeletal Muscle PGC-1α1 Modulates Kynurenine Metabolism and Mediates Resilience to Stress-Induced Depression. LZ Agudelo, T Femenía, F Orhan, M Porsmyr-Palmertz, M Goiny, V Martinez-Redondo, JC Correia, M Izadi, M Bhat, I Schuppe-Koistinen, AT Pettersson, DM Ferreira, A Krook, R Barres, JR Zierath, S Erhardt, M Lindskog, JL Ruas (2014). Cell. 159:33-45.


Selected projects

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

Member of editorial boards and commissions of trust

  • Since 2014 Scientific Advisory Board , German Institute of Human Nutrition, Potsdam

  • Since 2013 Associate Editor Diabetes

  • Since 2009 Scientific Secretary, Swedish Diabetes Association

  • 2008 – 2012 Associate Editor Diabetologia

  • 2007 – 2011 Editorial Board American Journal of Physiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism

  • 2003 – 2007 Editorial Board Journal of Endocrinology

Academic committees

  • Since 2015 Board of Reasearch, Karolinska Institutet

  • Since 2014 Novo Nordisk Foundation Nordic Research committee

  • Since 2012 Karolinska Institutet representative 4D Diabetes project

  • Since 2005 Member of steering group (ledningsgruppen) at Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet

  • 2004 Member of working group on resource allocation (KI05; Karolinska Institutet)

  • 2002 – 2008; since 2015 Member of Karolinska Institutet associate professor review committee (Docenturnämnden)

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