Anna Krook

Anna Krook

Professor | Docent
Telephone: +46852487824
Visiting address: Solnavägen 9, Biomedicum C4, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C3 Fysiologi och farmakologi, C3 FyFa Integrativ Fysiologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a Professor of Integrative Physiology at the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology and chair of the Strategic Research Programme in Diabetes at Karolinska Institutet.

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    Bachelor of Science (Class I, Hons), Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, United Kingdom

  • Master of Science, Pathology, Queens University, Canada

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


  • I completed my doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge, UK, focusing on insulin receptor mutations in patients with severe syndromes of insulin resistance. Since then my research interest is focused on understanding insulin action at the molecular level. Work in my research group is currently focused on three broad areas, all centred around skeletal muscle metabolism. These include understanding the role non-coding RNA directs muscle metabolism and insulin sensitivity, transcriptional regulation of skeletal muscle metabolism and the effects of metabolites, hormones and other circulatory factors. We are interested in how insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism are affected by type 2 diabetes and by exercise, both at the cellular level and by studying people with or without type 2 diabetes after various exercise interventions.


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  • Professor, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, 2010-

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2002

Distinction and awards

  • The DPLU/LUDC Nordic Prize, DPLU/LUDC, 2013

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