Short CV/Education and training

  • Anna completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of the late Professor Robert Turner. Her post-doctoral training was carried out at the University of Exeter, UK under the mentorship of Professors Andrew Hattersley & Sian Ellard and at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA under the mentorship of Professor Franz Matschinsky.

  • Anna returned to Oxford in 2004 on a Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellowship and established an independent research team focused on the molecular and physiological characterization of genetic variants identified in diabetes. Anna's work is highly translational and has resulted in direct impacts on patient care.

  • Since her return to Oxford Anna has received funding from the Medical Research Council, Diabetes UK, European Union FP7 and the Wellcome Trust.

Selected publications

  • Rees MG, Raimondo A, Wang J, Ban MR, Davis MI, Barrett A, Ranft J, Jagdhuhn D et al.2014. Inheritance of rare functional GCKR variants and their contribution to triglyceride levels in families. Hum Mol Genet, 23(20), pp. 5570-5578.

  • Pasquali L, Gaulton KJ, Rodríguez-Seguí SA, Mularoni L, Miguel-Escalada I, Akerman I, Tena JJ, Morán I et al.2014. Pancreatic islet enhancer clusters enriched in type 2 diabetes risk-associated variants. Nat Genet, 46(2), pp. 136-143.

  • Pal A, Barber TM, Van de Bunt M, Rudge SA, Zhang Q, Lachlan KL, Cooper NS, Linden H et al.2012. PTEN mutations as a cause of constitutive insulin sensitivity and obesity. N Engl J Med, 367(11), pp. 1002-1011.

  • Rees MG, Ng D, Ruppert S, Turner C, Beer NL, Swift AJ, Morken MA, Below JE et al.2012. Correlation of rare coding variants in the gene encoding human glucokinase regulatory protein with phenotypic, cellular, and kinetic outcomes. J Clin Invest, 122(1), pp. 205-217.

  • Owen KR, Thanabalasingham G, James TJ, Karpe F, Farmer AJ, McCarthy MI, Gloyn AL.2010. Assessment of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels as diagnostic discriminator of maturity-onset diabetes of the young due to HNF1A mutations. Diabetes Care, 33(9), pp. 1919-1924.

  • Dupuis J, Langenberg C, Prokopenko I, Saxena R, Soranzo N, Jackson AU, Wheeler E, Glazer NL et al.2010. New genetic loci implicated in fasting glucose homeostasis and their impact on type 2 diabetes risk. Nat Genet, 42(2), pp. 105-116.

  • Beer NL, Tribble ND, McCulloch LJ, Roos C, Johnson PR, Orho-Melander M, Gloyn AL.2009. The P446L variant in GCKR associated with fasting plasma glucose and triglyceride levels exerts its effect through increased glucokinase activity in liver. Hum Mol Genet, 18(21), pp. 4081-4088.

  • Gloyn AL, Pearson ER, Antcliff JF, Proks P, Bruining GJ, Slingerland AS, Howard N, Srinivasan S et al.2004. Activating mutations in the gene encoding the ATP-sensitive potassium-channel subunit Kir6.2 and permanent neonatal diabetes. N Engl J Med, 350(18), pp. 1838-1849.

  • Gloyn AL, Weedon MN, Owen KR, Turner MJ, Knight BA, Hitman G, Walker M, Levy JC et al.2003. Large-scale association studies of variants in genes encoding the pancreatic beta-cell K-ATP channel subunits Kir6.2 (KCNJ11) and SUR1 (ABCC8) confirm that the KCNJ11 E23K variant is associated with type 2 diabetes DIABETES, 52(2), pp. 568-572.

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation Advisory Board Member

  • Diabetes UK Innovators in Diabetes Faculty Member

  • F1000 Prime Faculty Member (Diabetes & Obesity)

  • Diabetologia Editorial Board

  • Nature Scientific Reports Editorial Board

  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)

  • European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

  • Diabetes UK

  • American Society of Human Genetics

  • Genetics Society

Additional qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (medical), 1996, University of Surrey


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