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Andrea van Dam

BSc; MSc; PhD


Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellow

I was awarded a Novo Nordisk Postdoctoral Research Fellowship starting in 2017, which aims to investigate the role of Hedgehog signalling in adipose tissue biology within the lab of Dr Costas Christodoulides and Professor Fredrik Karpe at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM). I am using human genetic and physiological approaches, accompanied by studies in cellular models to better understand the mechanisms by which low frequency and common genetic variants in Hedgehog pathway genes modulate adipose tissue biology and thereby susceptibility to obesity and insulin resistance.

I studied a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), from which I graduated in 2013. Following my studies, I undertook a PhD on the role of inflammation in adipose tissue and lipid metabolism at the Leiden University Medical Centre (The Netherlands).

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