Imperial College London

DrElinaAkalestou

Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Location

 

Commonwealth BuildingHammersmith Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

Elina Akalestou is a molecular endocrinologist, specialising in bariatric surgery and inter-organ communication. She is currently an independent Research Associate in the Section of Cell Biology and Functional Genomics, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Dr Akalestou's research focuses on the effects of bariatric surgery on hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes remission. To do so, she utilizes in vivo models of bariatric surgery, as well as transgenic and in vitro systems to explore the relationship between the gastrointestinal tract and key metabolic organs, including adrenal glands and kidneys. 


Current lab members: 

Niki Brisnovali 

Isabella Doria Durazzo 

Publications

Journals

Akalestou E, Miras A, Rutter G, et al., 2022, Mechanisms of weight loss after obesity surgery, Endrocrine Reviews, Vol:43, ISSN:0163-769X, Pages:19-34

Akalestou E, Suba K, Lopez-Noriega L, et al., 2021, Intravital imaging of islet Ca2+ dynamics reveals enhanced beta cell connectivity after bariatric surgery in mice (vol 12, 5165, 2021), Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-1

Akalestou E, Suba K, Lopez-Noriega L, et al., 2021, Intravital imaging of islet Ca2+ dynamics reveals enhanced beta cell connectivity after bariatric surgery in mice, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-13

Georgiadou E, Muralidharan C, Martinez M, et al., 2021, Mitofusins Mfn1 and Mfn2 are required to preserve glucose-but not incretin- stimulated beta cell connectivity and insulin secretion, Biorxiv

Conference

Slieker RC, Donnelly LA, Lopez-Noriega L, et al., 2021, Novel biomarkers for glycaemic deterioration in type 2 diabetes: an IMI RHAPSODY study, SPRINGER, Pages:108-108, ISSN:0012-186X

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