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Agnes Lukasik 

Research Assistant / Mental Health First Aider / Wellbeing Advocate / Disabled Staff Network committee member / EDIW committee member   



The main focus of my work is to identify molecular mechanisms involved in controlling energy expenditure, fat deposition, and the partitioning of energy towards either oxidation or storage.

I first developed my interest in science through studying for a Master of Science in Biotechnology at the West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Poland. After that, I joined the IMS-MRL and have been working here for nearly a decade, based in the TVPLab. 

Over the last few years, my role has evolved to include many aspects focused on mental health and wellbeing. As a wellbeing advocate and Mental Health First Aider, I am point of contact and support for staff and students. I am always there to support people as I am warm, non-judgmental and discrete.

In my current role, I come across people of different ages and nationalities who all hold different positions within the department. I am sensitive to how difficult it is for people to move to new environment. Many new staff members or students who join the IMS-MRL are not only coming to a new city but to a new country. I always try help to make their move as pleasant as possible. 

I am responsible for  designed, development and maintenance of  TVPLab website and social media.


My Awards

-Level 3 Certificate in Counselling, AIM,

-Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, 

-Adult Mental Health First Aider,


Suppression of insulin-induced gene 1 (INSIG1) function promotes hepatic lipid remodelling and restrains NASH progression. Azzu V, Vacca M, Kamzolas I, Hall Z, Leslie J, Carobbio S, Virtue S, Davies SE, Lukasik A, Dale M, Bohlooly-Y M, Acharjee A, Lindén D, Bidault G, Petsalaki E, Griffin JL, Oakley F, Allison MED, Vidal-Puig A. Mol Metab. 2021 Jun; 48:101210.


Defective peroxisomal proliferators activated receptor gamma activity due to dominant-negative mutation synergizes with hypertension to accelerate cardiac fibrosis in mice. Kis A, Murdoch C, Zhang M, Siva A, Rodriguez-Cuenca S, Carobbio S, Lukasik A, Blount M, O'Rahilly S, Gray SL, Shah AM, Vidal-Puig A. Eur J Heart Fail. 2009 Jun;11(6): 533-41

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