Juleen R. Zierath#

Email:juleen.zierath 'at' ki.se
Membership Number:3057
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SWEDEN
Section:PHYSIOLOGY & NEUROSCIENCE
Username:jzierath
Elected:2011
Homepage: http://ki.se/ki/jsp/polopoly.jsp?l=en&d=2766

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2001-pres. Professor, Clinical Integrative Physiology, Department of Surgical Sciences, Section Head for Integrative Physiology Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2010-pres Professor of Integrative Physiology, Copenhagen University. Scientific Director, Marie Krogh Center for Metabolic Research (20% appointment)
  • 2004-2008 Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
  • 2001-2003 Scientific Advisor, Biovitrum AB, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 2001 Director of Target Discovery and Validation Department, Member of Research Management Team, Head of Target Team. Member of Program Project Review Committee, Biovitrum AB, Stockholm, Sweden. Biovitrum focuses on drugs for the treatment of obesity, diabetes, inflammation and blood diseases as well as a number of well defined niche indications
  • 2000 University Lecturer, Experimental Clinical Physiology, Department of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1998 Associate Professor (Docent) in Physiology with special emphasis in metabolism. Appointed by the Karolinska Institutet
  • 1996-2000 Assistant Professor from the Swedish, Medical Council. "MFR forskarassistenttjänst",
Karolinska Institutet, Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Clinical Physiology, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 1995-1996 Research Fellow of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Division of Endocrinology and Medicine, Boston MA, USA. Received funding from the Swedish Institute
  • 1989-1995 Doctoral Fellow Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Clinical Physiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Supervisor: Harriet Wallberg-Henriksson, MD, Ph.D. Received funding from the Swedish Research Medical Council for Graduate Studies ("MFR doktorandtjänst") from 1991-1995
  • 1986-1988 Research Laboratory Technician, Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Applied Physiology, St. Louis MO, USA. Laboratory of John Holloszy, MD, Ph.D.
  • 1985-1986 Research Laboratory Assistant, Ball State University, Human Performance Laboratory, Muncie IN, USA. Laboratory of David L. Costill, Ph.D.
  • 1984-1985 Graduate Fellow, Ball State University, Department of Women’s Physical Education, Muncie IN, USA


Fields of Scholarship
  • Diabetes
  • Physiology
  • Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


Honours and Awards
  • 2011 J. Denis McGarry Lecturship Award, Montreal Diabetes Research Center
  • 2009-pres Member of the Royal Swedish Academy
  • 2009-2013 European Research Council Advanced Grant Award
  • 2010 Datta Lectureship Award for outstanding achievement in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology or a related area from the Federation of European Biochemical Society (FEBS)
  • 2010-2014 Distinguished Professor Award from Karolinska Institutet
  • 2005 Future Research Leader award from the Foundation for Strategic Research (Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning; INGVARII),
  • 2004 Swedish Central Organization for Sport Science (Centralförening för Idrottens främjande (SCIF) Young Investigator Award
  • 2001 Minkowski Prize, Young investigator award from the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • 2001 Sven and Ebba-Christina Hagberg Prize
  • 1999 Fernström Prize, for young, especially promising and successful researchers at the Karolinska Institutet
  • 1997 Swedish National Junior Individual Grant from the Foundation for Strategic Research (Stiftelsen för strategisk forskning)
  • 1995 “Best Dissertation in the Field of Diabetes” from the Swedish Society for Diabetology
  • 1995 Research Fellowship from the Swedish Institute
  • 1984 Senior Academic Honors, University of Wisconsin River Falls
  • 1983 Jenny Slight Memorial Scholarship, University of Wisconsin River Falls


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