Shamim Dadvar, MD-PhD student

I am born and raised in Stockholm. I am also the youngest one in our lab – something my colleagues repeatedly are fast point out. Having spent the better part of my childhood on a soccer field, I was always interested in the adaptations happening in the body in response to exercise as people trained more and got better at what they were doing. Fast-forward a few years and I enrolled in medical school in 2014, still with an interest in exercise but now from a scientific point of view. This led me to join the lab as a research intern in 2015. During my medical training, I’ve been fascinated by seeing how powerful exercise is as both prevention and treatment for a broad spectrum of diseases. In 2017, I enrolled as a PhD student to study the underlying mechanisms behind why exercise is such an efficient therapeutic strategy, specifically from a metabolic perspective.