Olga Ilkayeva, PhD

Faculty Member, Duke Molecular Physiology Institute and Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition


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Olga Ilkayeva, Ph.D., is the Director of the Metabolomics Core Laboratory at Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. She received her PhD 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. In 2019, Dr. Ilkayeva was recognized among the top 1% of cited scientific authors for Cross-Field by Clarivate Web of Science.


PhD, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas TX

Dr. Ilkayeva is the Director of the Metabolomics Core Research Facility in the DMPI.


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