Frode Amador Norheim

Associate Professor - Division of Molecular Nutrition
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Phone +47 22840206
Room 4114
Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1046 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

Associate Professor in Molecular Nutrition.

I have focused my research on genetic regulation of diet induced metabolic diseases and on the health benefits of exercise physiology. I study how diet and genes impacts chronic diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, insulin resistance and obesity. I have recently also become interested in why the genetic regulation of a variety of metabolic disease varies between the sexes.  


2013: PhD in Molecular nutrition in the laboratory of Professor Christian A. Drevon. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo, Norway.

2008:  M.Sc: Molecular nutrition. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutrition, University of Oslo, Norway.


2018 - present: Researcher in the laboratory of Associate Professor Knut Tomas Dalen, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutrition and The Norwegian Transgenic Centre, University of Oslo, Norway

2015-2018: Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Aldons Jake Lusis, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), USA

2014-2015: Postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Professor Christian A. Drevon. Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nutrition, UiO, Norway


  • Professor Aldons Jake Lusis, Mouse genetics and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), UCLA, USA
  • Professor Andrea Hevener, Molecular mechanisms of Exercise and NAFLD, UCLA, USA
  • Professor Emeritus Christian A. Drevon, Exercise, Hepatic lipids and NAFLD, University of Oslo, Norway
  • Associate Professor Knut Tomas Dalen, Effects of perilipins in metabolic diseases, University of Oslo, Norway
Published Apr. 13, 2011 2:40 PM - Last modified Feb. 16, 2021 3:00 PM


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