I am currently doing my PhD at The Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (2013-present) researching the effect of bacterial components on energy metabolism in human skeletal muscle cells. This study connects two popular research fields; the microbiota and type 2 diabetes.
Of previous studies, I have a BSc in Biological Sciences from Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland (2006-2009) with an Honours (Hons) year in Microbiology (2009-2010). This was followed by a MSc in Molecular Medicine from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway (2010-2012).
Prior to starting my PhD studies, I was employed as a consultant at student affairs department the medical faculty at NTNU (2012-2013)
Publications and research
Tingstad, Ragna Husby; Norheim, Frode Amador; Haugen, Fred; Feng, Yuan Zeng; Tunsjø, Hege; Thoresen, G. Hege; Rustan, Arild Christian; Charnock, Colin; Aas, Vigdis
The effect of toll-like receptor ligands on energy metabolism and myokine expression and secretion in cultured human skeletal muscle cells.
Lund, Jenny; Aas, Vigdis; Tingstad, Ragna Husby; Van Hees, Alfons; Nikolic, Natasa
Utilization of lactic acid in human myotubes and interplay with glucose and fatty acid metabolism.
Aas, Vigdis; Gedde-Dahl, Ane; Tingstad, Ragna Husby; Charnock, Colin
Tarmfloraen - på helsa løs.
Norsk Farmaceutisk Tidsskrift
Herning, Hilde; Andersen, Jorunn Marie; Witczak, Oliwia; Haugen, Trine B.; Tefre, Toril; Aas, Vigdis; Tingstad, Ragna Husby (2014). Hvordan kommuniserer celler? Programbrosjyre Forskningsdagene Oslo 2014.