Discipline: Metabolic biology (Nutritional sciences & toxicology)
Degrees: B.S. in biochemistry/biotechnology, University of Lund, Sweden,1988; Ph.D., UC San Diego School of Medicine, 1995
Research interests: Molecular mechanisms governing metabolism, including gene regulatory circuits and microRNA control networks. Developing novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of metabolic disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases, age-related macular degeneration and many types of cancers and rare diseases such as homozygous familiar hypercholesterolemia and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Fun fact: I grew up in a small town in Sweden and my backyard was a miles-wide forest, which I enjoyed exploring as a child. I still love hiking and other outdoor activities such as bouldering and downhill skiing.