Aileen King

Aileen King, PhD

Senior Lecturer
School of Life Course Sciences
King's College London


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Aileen received her undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. It was during this time that her interest in diabetes was ignited, through a work placement year at the Department of Medical Cell Biology at Uppsala University, Sweden. After completing her degree, she returned to Uppsala University for a PhD before embarking on postdoctoral studies at Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard University, USA. After a short spell back in Uppsala, Aileen started at King’s College, London in 2006, where she currently holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology.
Aileen’s research interests focus on diabetes and through the years she has gained extensive theoretical and practical expertise in animal models of diabetes and using mice in preclinical diabetes research. Specific interests include the characterisation of a new animal model of diabetes (the KINGS mouse) and using continuous glucose monitoring as a tool to improve experimental design.