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Olga Ilkayeva

Assistant Professor in Medicine
Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
Box 104775, Durham, NC 27710
300 N Duke St, 48-205, Durham, NC 27701


Olga Ilkayeva, Ph.D., is the Director of the Metabolomics Core Laboratory at Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. She received her Ph.D. training in Cell Regulation from UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, TX. Her postdoctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. Chris Newgard at Duke University Medical Center focused on lipid metabolism and regulation of insulin secretion. As a research scientist at the Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center, Dr. Ilkayeva expanded her studies to include the development of targeted mass spectrometry analyses. Currently, she works on developing and validating quantitative mass spectrometry methods used for metabolic profiling of various biological models with emphasis on diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and the role of gut microbiome in both health and disease.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor in Medicine · 2020 - Present Medicine, Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition, Medicine
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute · 2020 - Present Duke Molecular Physiology Institute, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Medical School · 2002 Ph.D.