Elisabet Stener-Victorin established her research group Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in January 2015. She was previously with the Department of Physiology at University of Gothenburg where she held a VR granted Junior Research position, and since 2009 a Senior Research position.
Her group’s research activities aim to yield new key information on the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common female endocrine and metabolic disorder. Its etiology is not well understood, but genetic, epigenetic, and environmental factors have been implicated in its development. They also investigate the effect and mechanisms of acupuncture and/or exercise on reproductive function, hyperandrogenemia and insulin resistance as well as on key molecular pathways and epigenetic modifications in adipose and skeletal muscle tissues.