Olivia Sveidahl Johansen
Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, University of Copenhagen
The overarching theme of the group is to uncover how environmental cues govern adipose biology and coordinate organismal energy metabolism. Specifically, we focus on identifying which cell surface receptors, intracellular enzymes, and transporters shape adipose tissue bioenergetics. By using a combination of ‘omics platforms, cutting-edge in vivo physiological phenotyping, and pharmacological engineering, we believe we are ideally poised to make transformative breakthroughs in the understanding of basic adipose biology and developing innovative strategies for counteracting metabolic disease.