Dr Laeticia Lichtenstein

Dr Laeticia Lichtenstein


Dr Laeticia Lichtenstein graduated in Pharmacology innovation at the University of Toulouse (University Paul Sabatier) in France. She moved to the Netehrlands for her PhD studies. Following completion of her PhD Prof Sander Kersten group  at Wageningen University, she was awarded of an Intra-European Fellowship (Marie-Curie fro career development) and joined The Institute of metabolic and cardiovascular diseases in Toulouse where she did her postdoctoral training.

Dr Laeticia Lichtenstein joined Professor David Beech research group as a senior postdoctoral researcher.


Research interests

My research focuses on understanding the mechanisms involving shear stress and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is the fastest-growing liver disease in the Western world with important implications for cardiovascular health.

My research aims to study endothelium metabolism on 1) NAFLD development and 2) atherosclerosis development.

Most of the methods used in this project ranges from lipidomic (extraction and quantification of lipids) to molecular biology (extraction and quantification of gene and protein expression), pharmacology (drug treatment / development) biophysics (light sheet, confocal and electron microscopy) anatomical pathology ( histopathology and immunohistochemistry on paraffin and cryo-sections of tissues) and in-vivo studies.


  • PhD in Nutrition (University of Wageningen, The Netherlands)
  • Msc in Pharmacology (University of Toulouse III, France)
  • Bsc in cellular biology (University of Toulouse III, France)

Professional memberships

  • EASL the home of Hepatology

Student education

I lecture CARD3190 Cardiovascular Molecular Pharmacology Module in key concepts in molecular pharmacology (part of the IBsc of cardiovascular Medicine).

I assist tutoring for the |Introduction to Medical Sciences (IMS) module in the school of medicine (Enzymes Kinetics – Signaling – Immunology clinical scenario).


Mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Actual Postgraduate Researcher : Altaf AlMutairi



Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine
  • Cardiometabolic
  • Multidisciplinary Cardiovascular Research Centre
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