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Anna Benrick

RESEARCHER

Department of
Physiology
Visiting address
Medicinaregatan 11
41390 Göteborg
Room number
3407
Postal address
Box 432
40530 Göteborg

About Anna Benrick

Research interests

We focus on the molecular link between androgen excess and the development of reproductive disorders, obesity, and type-2 diabetes in females. Our overall aim is to investigate new treatments and identify the underlying mechanisms that improves or protect against the development of diabetes and infertility.

My line of research has evolved from more than 10 years of experience in whole-animal physiology studies involving endocrinology, metabolism and reproduction. In 2010, I returned to the University of Gothenburg after a postdoc at the Garvan Institute for Medical Research, financed by the Swedish Research Council. In 2015, I started up my own lab and line of research. I am currently co-supervising three PhD students and my lab is regularly taking on undergraduate students that will be contributing to our projects.

Ongoing research projects

  • Elevated levels of adiponectin may protect against PCOS-related metabolic and reproductive disturbances in mice
  • Effects of adiponectin on gestational diabetes, placenta function and fetal growth
  • Autonomic nervous system activation mediates the increase in whole-body glucose uptake in response to electroacupuncture
  • Epigenetic and transcriptional alterations in human skeletal muscle and adipose tissue in response to electroacupuncture in women with polycystic ovary syndrome

Teaching

Endocrinology: Reproduction, metabolism, glucose homeostasis