Genetics, Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases
My research focuses on the molecular and genetic mechanisms contributing to the development of metabolic diseases including obesity, diabetes, chronic inflammation and cardiovascular diseases. The main goal of this research is to exploit novel therapeutic strategies aiming at reducing the overall burden of these diseases. This is achieved using cellular, biochemical, gene knockout and system biology approaches (for more information please visit the laboratory website.
Ongoing Research Support
NIH-K99-R00 National Institute of Health (Bettaieb, A) 9/01/2013– 8/31/2018
Metabolic functions of adipose pyruvate kinase M2
The major goal of this project is to determine the physiological roles of PKM2 in adipose tissue.
2011 Post-Doc, University of California-Davis, Davis, CA,
Obesity, Diabetes, Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases
2009 PhD, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal Canada,
2004 MS, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal Canada,
2001 BS, Faculty of Center, Monastir, Tunisia,