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Thomas Solomon

Thomas Solomon

Associate Professor

I lead an integrative metabolism research group in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. My group's first line of research is to understand hyperglycemia-induced impairments in endocrine and metabolic pathways (a process known as glucotoxicity).

Our second line of research is to determine how physical exercise can improve glycemic control in hyperglycemia-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, and to understand the interaction between glucotoxicity and exercise.

We have specific interests in the endocrine cross-talk between skeletal muscle cells, pancreatic beta-cells (insulin secretion), and intestinal L-cells (GLP-1 secretion), and use a bench-to-bedside clinical-translational approach to investigate the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.

Primary fields of research

Investigating the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes using in vivo human and in vitro cellular (muscle, β-cell, and intestinal L-cell) models of exercise physiology and glucotoxicity.

Teaching

  • Biochemistry (Bachelors program in Medicine)
  • Theoretical and Experimental Pathophysiology (Masters program in Molecular Biomedicine)
  • Inflammation and Metabolism (PhD course; Rigshospitalet)
  • Methods for measuring glucose metabolism (PhD course; Rigshospitalet)
  • Metabolic Syndrome (PhD course; University of Southern Denmark)

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