Karin Stenkula

Karin Stenkula

Senior lecturer, PhD

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Adipocytes play a central role in energy balance, and dysfunctional adipose tissue severely affects systemic energy homeostasis. Overall, my research is focused on exploring the molecular mechanisms regulating adipocyte function, both normal and in the insulin-resistant state, using experimental cell biology methods and sophisticated microscopy techniques at a single cell level. Specifically, we are interested in the very early changes in insulin signaling and glucose transport in mature adipocytes in relation to cell size, to unravel the cause and consequence behind adipocyte dysfunction.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

UKÄ subject classification

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes

Free keywords

  • Adipocytes
  • Obesity
  • insulin resistance
  • LUDC
  • Lund University Diabetes Centre


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  • Postdoc

    Karin Stenkula (Role not specified)

    2021 Dec 12023 Dec 1

    Activity: Examination and supervisionSupervision of PostDoc

  • PhD

    Karin Stenkula (Role not specified)

    2021 Oct 12025 Oct 1

    Activity: Examination and supervisionSupervision of PhD students

  • PhD Student

    Karin Stenkula (Role not specified)

    2019 Dec 312022 Dec 31

    Activity: Examination and supervisionSupervision of PhD students