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Dr Christopher Corpe

Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences

Diabetes & Nutritional Sciences Division
King's College London
Room 3.114 Franklin-Wilkins Building
150 Stamford Street
London SE1 9NH
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7848 4269
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7848 4171
Email: christopher.corpe@kcl.ac.uk

 

Biography

  • Lecturer in Nutritional Sciences Division, Kings College London, 2009 – present
  • Senior Scientist - Nestle research center, Switzerland 2008 - 2009
  • Visiting Scientist - National Institutes of Health, USA 2002 - 2006, 1998 - 1999
  • Research Fellow - Penn State University, USA 1999 - 2001
  • Post-Doctoral fellow – University of Chicago, USA, 1994 - 1998

Research interests

  • Regulation of intestinal sugar transport and intestinal sugar sensing.
  • Intestinal nutrient sensing, and the role it plays in regulating gastro-intestinal function and energy balance. 
  • Establishing the molecular mechanisms by which dietary sugars are sensed in the gut, and how the sugar sensing mechanisms regulate sugar transport capacity and the release of GI peptides that influence energy balance. 
  • How carbohydrates interact with the gut to control gut function, and to identify therapeutic targets and strategies that could be used to influence glycaemia and food intake. 

 

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