Dr. Ákos Kenéz is Assistant Professor of Veterinary Physiology at the Department of Infectious Diseases and Public Health. His research is focussed on comparative physiology of metabolic disorders and uses metabolomics technologies to elucidate cellular mechanisms driving metabolic health and disease. He teaches in the Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine programme, leading the Function and Dysfunction course. This is a multidisciplinary preclinical course, integrating physiology, pathology and pharmacology and it is based on the curriculum Cornell University's veterinary programme.
Ákos graduated with a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest, Hungary, and received his PhD degree from the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, Germany, after completing his research on adipose tissue metabolism in dairy cows. During his postdoctoral years at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, he worked with metabolomics techniques to explain metabolic changes associated with dietary interventions and with pathophysiology in cattle, poultry and horses.
My laboratory’s research program is based on metabolomics applications for elucidating pathways driving metabolic health and disease.
Within the field of animal nutrition, I am particularly interested in the metabolic effects of feeding insect-based diets.