Karin Stenkula

Senior Lecturer, PhD

Postdoctoral research fellow, Course director, Senior lecturer, Principal investigator

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

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



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.

Recent research outputs

Björn Hansson, Sara Schumacher, Claes Fryklund, Björn Morén, Maria Björkqvist, Karl Swärd & Karin G. Stenkula, 2020 Nov 26, In: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications. 533, 1, p. 64-69 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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