Group members – University of Copenhagen

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Members of the Gut Hormone Biology Lab

Hannelouise Kissow is educated as a medical doctor in 2006 from University of Copenhagen. She has been deeply involved in research since her first years at medical school. She started in the lab of Professor Jens Juul Holst as a student researcher and after a resident period at Hvidovre Hospital, she returned to the Panum Institute to obtain her PhD scholarship. She defended the thesis “Glucagon-like peptides and intestinal diseases” in September 2012. After the degree was obtained she was employed at Department of Biomedical Research as Associate Professor. Her research is focused on the biology of the gut hormones, especially GLP-1 and GLP-2 and the importance of the hormones in intestinal and pulmonary diseases. She is a member of Multinational Association of Supportive Cancer Care (MASCC) and involved in the mucositis study group of the association. In this group a special focus is on exploring, preventing and treating the condition in the gastrointestinal tract after anti-cancer therapy. She lectures medical students in anatomy and histology, and is responsible for the examination in anatomy courses at 5th semester. She is certified as external examiner appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science of medical education in Denmark in the subjects of anatomy and histology.

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PhD student Emilie Balk-Møller has a bachelor within biology which she finished with a semester at University of Western Ontario, Canada. In 2012 she obtained her MD in Human Biology from University of Copenhagen within the field of breast cancer. Today her main area in the group is gut hormones and lung pathophysiology. She is studying GLP-1 in the lung and is investigating the role of GLP-1 in COPD. She works with murine models, plethysmography and hormone measurements. Her field of expertise includes immunohistochemistry, histology and cell culturing

PhD student Rasmus Hytting-Andreasen has a MSc. in Cell Biology from University of Copenhagen. During his master studies he was 8 month in Berlin at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. His master was on RYamide hormone in Drosophila melanogaster. Today he is working on the effects of gut hormones on the small intestines after intestinal injury. He works with transgenic murine models and the hormonal effects on the gene expression and his area of expertise is gene expression analysis via qPCR.

Master Student Jenna Hunt has a bachelor within biology from the University of Nottingham, England. She is currently undertaking her Human Biology master’s thesis within the Kissow group. The research aims to investigate the role of different diets in mediating L-cell signaling, resultantly gut hormone production.