10 December 2021

Trisha Grevengoed will be new assistant professor at BMI

New employee

From 1 January 2022, Trisha Grevengoed will become assistant professor at BMI as part of the research theme “Endocrinology and Metabolism”.

Trisha GrevengoedTrisha was awarded a DKK 10 million Hallas-Møller Emerging Investigator Award from the Novo Nordisk Foundation in 2021 for the project “Fat forward in the fight against heart disease: novel omega-3 lipid metabolites to lower triglycerides and cardiovascular disease risk”. She is now joining BMI to establish a research group focused on uncovering new insights into the role of omega-3 fatty acids on cardiovascular health and disease. Trisha comes from a position as assistant professor at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR).

Trisha’s research focuses on lipids and regulators of metabolism. She has studied a novel class of lipids that can act as signaling molecules to regulate glucose metabolism as well as prevent fatty liver by lowering dietary lipid absorption. At BMI, Trisha Grevengoed will combine her PhD work on cardiac metabolism with her recent work on bioactive lipids to focus her research on omega-3 fatty acids to increase the understanding of how these lipids help to lower blood triglycerides and help prevent cardiovascular disease events, such as heart attack or stroke.

“BMI has a great mix of expert clinicians and basic research scientists, which is an excellent fit for my project and future research, as I plan to use the approach of following a basic science discovery to the clinic. The enteroendocrine focus in the Endocrinology and Metabolism division matches well with my past and future studies while helping to uncover future understudied bioactive molecules for my group to investigate. I am very excited to join BMI and see what we can accomplish together” says Trisha.

Head of Department Cathrine Ørskov is looking forward to welcoming Trisha Grevengoed to the Department and says, “I am really excited about welcoming Trisha to BMI. Her line of research bridges two of our main research areas, namely cardiovascular health and disease and metabolism and endocrinology, and also bridges basic research and clinical research”.

Trisha will join the research in the research theme Endocrinology and Metabolism and she will have her lab space at 12.2.​