- Division of Physiological and Pathological Sciences – DPPS
- Review Branch:
- Kidney, Urology, and Digestive Systems – KUDS
Dr. Frederique Yiannikouris received her Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of Clermont Ferrand I in France and completed a post-doctoral training in obesity and cardiovascular diseases at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. After her post-doctoral work, she became an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky specialized in obesity, in the renin angiotensin system and in cardiovascular diseases (hypertension). Her research focused on the biological function of the prorenin receptor; a component of the renin angiotensin system found in fat, liver and kidney; and its soluble form in blood pressure control. Her laboratory also investigated whether a sex difference existed in the regulation of the prorenin receptor and its soluble form. During that time, she provided several teaching courses (nutrition, obesity and cardiovascular diseases) to graduate and undergraduate students. She was also the co-organizer of the Healthy Hearts for Women symposium and co-chair of the membership and nominating sub-committee in Women in Medicine and Sciences.