Dr. Rottiers recieved her PhD from Ghent University working on C. elegans hormonal regulation in the lab of Adam Antebi. She did her postdoctoral work at MGH Cancer Center/Harvard Medical School in Boston studying conserved regulation of lipid homeostasis.
In 2013, Dr. Rottiers moved to the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department at Cornell as an independant researcher where she secured funding from the American Heart Association as well as the National Institute on aging (NIA/NIH) for her work on metabolism and aging in C. elegans .
She joined the department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology at UC Berkeley in Februari 2019 as a PI where she is working with together with Dr. Anders as well as lead independant research.
My research is aimed at understanding the molecular mechanism regulating metabolic homeostasis and aging using the model system C. elegans.
In collaboration with Dr. Anders Naar, one project aims to understand the mechanism of action of the human obesity associated gene, MTCH2, which is a conserved regulator of lipid homeostasis.
Another focus of my research is to study sex specific differences in aging in C. elegans. Sex specific differences in aging occur in many species, including humans but are not well studied. We are using genetic, metabolomic and molecular approaches to define the causes of these differences in C. elegans.