Dr. Karki Shakun

Dr. Karki Shakun

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Clinical Cardiology at Boston Univerisity School of Medicine
Boston, United States of America

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Devoted metabolism and nutrition scientist with strong clinical experience investigating solid and hematologic cancers, type II diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. Distinguished academic career in health sciences and a November 2011 Ph.D. recipient from Boston University. Expert at discovering metabolic pathways, manipulating protein markers, understanding disease pathways, and developing sophisticated models. Strong team leader, teacher, investigator, and scientific author.

Academic positions:

Education 1. 2006 – 2011: Boston University; Ph.D, Medical Nutrition Sciences 2. 2000 – 2002: University of New Hampshire; Master of Science, Nutrition 3. 1994 – 1996: Tribhuvan Vishwavidalaya; MS, Sociology 4. 1994 – 1996: Tribhuvan Vishwavidalaya; MA, Sociology 5. 1992 – 1994: Tribhuvan Vishwavidalaya; BS, Health Sciences Experience 1. February 2012 – Present: Clinical Post-doctoral Associate; Boston Univerisity School of Medicine 2. April 2007 – December 2011: Graduate Research Specialist, Dept. of Biochemistry, BU School of Medicine, Dr. Konstantine Kandror; Boston University School of Medicine 3. 2002 – 2006 (4 years): Lead Research Assistant, Center for Applied Cancer Science, Dr. Ronald DePinho Lab; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 4. 2001 – 2002: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Biomedical Sciences; University of New Hampshire 5. 1995 – 1996: Assistant Chemist; National Film Development Company

Research interests:

Genetic Analysis, Metabolic Disorders, Cancer Research, Nutrition Science, Experimental Research and Design, Biology and Chemistry, Brain Mechanics

Any other information:

Publications 1. Multi-level regulation of adiponectin by free fatty acids 2. Longitudinal changes in zinc transport kinetics, metallothionein, and zinc transporter expression in a blood-brain carrier model in response to a moderately excessive zinc environment 3. SIRT1 controls lipolysis in adipocytes via FOXO1-mediated expression of ATGL 4. Metallothionein response to zinc toxicity in brain capillary endothelial cells (poster) 5. Effect of endocytotic inhibitors on zinc uptake by endothelial cells (poster) 6. Multi-level regulation of adiponectin by free fatty acids

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