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Dr. GPCR Podcast

Re-cap of Endocrine Metabolic GPCR 2024 with the Organizers

About Dr. Aylin Hanyaloglu


Dr. Aylin Hanyaloglu has been a Principal Investigator at Imperial College London since 2007. She received her BSc in Human Biology from King’s College London in 1997, and while her Ph.D. commenced at the MRC Human Reproductive Sciences Centre, Edinburgh, a move to Perth, Australia resulted in her Ph.D. in Molecular Endocrinology being awarded in 2002 with Distinction from the University of Western Australia.

Dr. Hanyaloglu undertook her postdoctoral training at the University of California, San Francisco with Professor Mark von Zastrow where she identified novel core cellular machinery critical for G protein-coupled receptor trafficking and signaling.

Her research focuses on understanding the fundamental cell biological mechanisms regulating GPCR activity, including spatial control of GPCR signaling and receptor crosstalk, and applying these mechanisms for distinct GPCRs in diverse physiological and pathophysiological systems, with particular focus on women's health, pregnancy, and nutrient sensing in the gut. Her work is currently funded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Diabetes UK, Wellcome Trust, and the Medical Research Council.


Dr. Aylin Hanyaloglu on the web



About Dr. Caroline Gorvin

"Dr. Caroline Gorvin is a Wellcome Trust & Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow at the Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, University of Birmingham. She obtained her PhD in 2012 from the University of Oxford, where her research focused on the cellular mechanisms by which mutations in a chloride-proton antiporter cause the renal disorder Dent’s disease. Caroline continued to undertake postdoctoral research in Oxford, investigating the signalling and trafficking of the G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), calcium-sensing receptor, and its role in calcium homeostasis. Caroline moved to the University of Birmingham in 2018 to establish her research group investigating metabolic GPCRs. Her current research focuses on how metabolic GPCRs cross-talk and interact to regulate appetite and bone metabolism."

Dr. Caroline Gorvin on the web


About Dr. Alejandra Tomas

"Dr. Alejandra Tomas is a molecular cell biologist and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Imperial College London. She obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London and spent several years in Switzerland working on the study of membrane trafficking processes in pancreatic beta cells before returning to the UK, first to her Department at UCL and then to lead a laboratory at Imperial following the receipt of an MRC New Investigator Award in 2015."

Dr. Alejandra Tomas on the web

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