Kenneth Dyar

Kenneth Dyar, PhD

Senior Scientist

Helmholtz Diabetes Center

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Kenneth Dyar is focused on elucidating the various physiological processes controlled by the intrinsic skeletal muscle circadian clock, and identifying pathogenic mechanisms associated with circadian misalignment. Using a combination of in vivo functional genomics (ChIP-seq + RNA-seq), metabolomics, and targeted metabolic assays, he has uncovered how extrinsic signals, including metabolites, hormones, and neural cues interact with the core clock machinery to orchestrate 24-hr rhythms of gene expression and metabolism. He completed his PhD studies in Cellular Biology under the supervision of Stefano Schiaffino at the University of Padova and at the Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine in Italy.