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Thomas P. Solomon

  • Ph.D.
  • Senior Lecturer & EU Marie Curie Research Fellow
  • University of Birmingham
  • 73PublicationsNumber of items in Thomas P.'s My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 20Followers

Research interests

insulin sensitivity; incretin metabolism; obesity; diet; exerciseinflammationpancreatic beta-cell function; type 2 diabetes; insulin secretion; glucotoxicity


I lead an integrative metabolism research group in the School of Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research at the University of Birmingham in the UK. My group's first line of research is to understand hyperglycemia-induced impairments in endocrine and metabolic pathways (a process known as glucotoxicity). Our second line of research is to determine how physical exercise can improve glycemic control in hyperglycemia-related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, and to understand the interaction between glucotoxicity and exercise. We have specific interests in the endocrine cross-talk between skeletal muscle cells, pancreatic beta-cells (insulin secretion), and intestinal L-cells (GLP-1 secretion), and use a bench-to-bedside clinical-translational approach to investigate the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes.


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Recent publications

  • In vitro experimental models for examining the skeletal muscle cell biology of exercise: the possibilities, challenges and future developments.

    • Carter S
    • Solomon T
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  • Pro-inflammatory cytokines attenuate glucose-stimulated insulin secretion from INS-1E insulinoma cells by restricting mitochondrial pyruvate oxidation capacity - Novel mechanistic insight from real-time analysis of oxidative phosphorylation.

    • Barlow J
    • Solomon T
    • Affourtit C
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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer & EU Marie Curie Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

July 2015 - Present

Associate Professor

Kobenhavns Universitet Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet

January 2013 - June 2015(2 years)

Senior Researcher and Human Physiology Group Leader, Centre of Inflammation and Metabolism


January 2010 - December 2012(3 years)

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Cleveland Clinic

January 2007 - December 2009(3 years)


Ph.D. Metabolism

University of Birmingham

November 2002 - July 2006(4 years)

B.Sc. Biochemistry (Hons)

University of Birmingham

September 1999 - July 2002(3 years)