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About me

Research description

My long term biomedical research goal is to understand the role of thoracic adipose tissue in the pathogenesis of cardiometabolic diseases via intra- and inter-tissue crosstalk.

Specifically I am interested in the role epicardial adipose tissue on the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, the relationship between the function of mediastinal adipose tissue and cardiometabolic risk factors, and the role of perivascular adipose tissue in endothelial function.

Teaching portfolio

  • Blended learning
  • Game-based learning/Gamification, Virtual lab/simulations
  • Course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE)

My open Kahoots: 'Basic bioinformatics literacy for biomedicine students' (Level 1)  & (Level 2)

Previous experience: Responsible for course lab in the course “Molecular Medicine” (2011-2014)

  • Mini research project as course lab (course-based undergraduate research experience, CURE)
  • Peer review of lab report (peer learning)
  • Demonstration videos for lab techniques and short MCQs as a MOOC module (Blended learning)


Academic honours, awards and prizes

Best Poster Award: The 82nd Congress of the European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS 2014), Madrid, Spain



Psoriasis Skin Inflammation-Induced microRNA-26b Targets NCEH1 in Underlying Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue
Cheung L, Fisher Rm, Kuzmina N, Li D, Li X, Werngren O, et al
The Journal of investigative dermatology 2016;136(3):640-648

Ceramides are associated with inflammatory processes in human mediastinal adipose tissue
Gertow J, Kjellqvist S, Ståhlman M, Cheung L, Gottfries J, Werngren O, et al
Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD 2014;24(2):124-31

Human mediastinal adipose tissue displays certain characteristics of brown fat
Cheung L, Gertow J, Werngren O, Folkersen L, Petrovic N, Nedergaard J, et al
Nutrition & diabetes 2013;3():e66-

MicroRNA-9 regulates the expression of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ in human monocytes during the inflammatory response
Thulin P, Wei T, Werngren O, Cheung L, Fisher Rm, Grandér D, et al
International journal of molecular medicine 2013;31(5):1003-10

Sex-different hepaticglycogen content and glucose output in rats
Gustavsson C, Yassin K, Wahlström E, Cheung L, Lindberg J, Brismar K, et al
BMC biochemistry 2010;11():38-

Cocoa butter and safflower oil elicit different effects on hepatic gene expression and lipid metabolism in rats
Gustavsson C, Parini P, Ostojic J, Cheung L, Hu J, Zadjali F, et al
Lipids 2009;44(11):1011-27

Sex-different and growth hormone-regulated expression of microRNA in rat liver
Cheung L, Gustavsson C, Norstedt G, Tollet-egnell P
BMC molecular biology 2009;10():13-

Hormonal and nutritional regulation of alternative CD36 transcripts in rat liver - a role for growth hormone in alternative exon usage
Cheung L, Andersen M, Gustavsson C, Odeberg J, Fernandez-perez L, Norstedt G, et al

Female-predominant expression of fatty acid translocase/CD36 in rat and human liver
Stahlberg N, Rico-bautista E, Fisher Rm, Wu Xx, Cheung L, Flores-morales A, et al
ENDOCRINOLOGY 2004;145(4):1972-9


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