Jan Oxholm Gordeladze
University of Oslo
Dr. Jan O. Gordeladze, PhD (born 25th of April, 1950), holds a triple professor competence (medical biochemistry, physiology, and pharmacology), and is presently working as a professor at the Department of Biochemistry, Institute of Basic Medical Science, University of Oslo, Norway. He has previously been employed as the medical director of MSD, Norway, serving two years as a Fulbright scholar at the NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and from 2006-2009 also being employed as associate professor at the University of Montpellier, France. He is a member of the Norwegian Stem Cell Center, and his research has over the past 7-10 years been devoted to differentiation of osteochondral cells from stem cells focusing on the impact of transcription factors and microRNA species constituting regulatory loop interactions with functional target genes. He has published more than 120 scientific articles, reviews/book chapters and presented more than 250 abstracts/posters/talks at conferences world wide. Dr. Gordeladze has served as a Fulbright Scholar at The National Institute of Health, Bethesda, Washington DC during the years 1990-91.
In terms of teaching, I am particularly interested in the concept of “Scholarly teaching”, as well as computer-based test and evaluation systems. My main academic interests are the development of cell phenotypes and the regulation of cell function and metabolism. Examples of such phenomena are cell engineering of bone and cartilage through the control of signaling pathways; the communication between cells through microRNA-containing exosomes; and the regulation of satiety and hunger and body weight influenced by hormones, metabolites and genetic predisposition.