Miguel Iglesias

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Miguel Iglesias

Miguel Iglesias

Lecturer in Bioscience

UTAS Education Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, Darlinghurst Campus

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Career summary

Research Themes

Miguel's research aligns with the university's research theme of Better Health. He has developed a research career in human physiology and metabolism, researching the diet-induced development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes during his PhD at the Garvan Institute and post-doctoral positions in Toulouse (France) and the Garvan. During his Peter Doherty Research Fellowship at UNSW his research interest shifted to the fascinating world of neuroscience, studying how the brain controls glucose metabolism. From there he expanded to studying brain control of food intake and obesity, in a collaborative study at the University of Sydney, while teaching Neuroscience and Physiology to students of medicine, science, psychology and pharmacy.. He currently has 20 publications in peer-reviewed journals and has presented his research in national and international conferences.


Teaching responsibility

Miguel teaches Human Biosciences to students of Nursing and Paramedics in both Sydney campuses (St Vincents and Rozelle).

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Fields of Research

  • Metabolic Medicine (110107)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Nursing (111099)
  • Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences (111599)

Research Objectives

  • Diabetes (920104)
  • Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes) (920106)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Health (929999)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Learner and Learning Processes (930102)
  • Palliative Care (920211)


Total publications


Journal Article

(23 outputs)
2017Chan A, Molloy L, Pertile J, Iglesias M, 'A review for Australian nurses: Cannabis use for anti-emesis among terminally ill patients in Australia', The Australian Journal of Advanced Nursing, 34, (3) pp. 43-47. ISSN 1447-4328 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Chan A; Molloy L; Pertile J

2016Gosby AK, Lau NS, Tam CS, Iglesias MA, Morrison CD, et al., 'Raised FGF-21 and Triglycerides Accompany Increased Energy Intake Driven by Protein Leverage in Lean, Healthy Individuals: A Randomised Trial', PloS one, 11, (8) Article e0161003. ISSN 1932-6203 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2


2016Douglas T, Salter S, Iglesias M, Dowlman M, Eri R, 'The feedback process: Perspectives of first and second year undergraduate students in the disciplines of education, health science and nursing', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 13, (1) ISSN 1449-9789 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Douglas T; Salter S; Dowlman M; Eri R

2011Chen H, Iglesias MA, Carusso V, Morris MJ, 'Maternal cigarette smoke exposure contributes to glucose intolerance and decreased brain insulin action in mice offspring independent of maternal diet', PLoS One, 6, (11) pp. e27260. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027260 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16


2011Gosby AK, Conigrave AD, Lau NS, Iglesias MA, Hall RM, et al., 'Testing protein leverage in lean humans: a randomised controlled experimental study', PLoS One, 6, (10) pp. e25929. ISSN 1932-6203 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0025929 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 47


2009Cheng KK, Iglesias MA, Lam KS, Wang Y, Sweeney G, et al., 'APPL1 potentiates insulin-mediated inhibition of hepatic glucose production and alleviates diabetes via Akt activation in mice', Cell Metab, 9, (5) pp. 417-27. ISSN 1550-4131 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.cmet.2009.03.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 71Web of Science - 65


2008Knauf C, Cani PD, Kim DH, Iglesias MA, Chabo C, et al., 'Role of central nervous system glucagon-like Peptide-1 receptors in enteric glucose sensing', Diabetes, 57, (10) pp. 2603-12. ISSN 0012-1797 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/db07-1788 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 75Web of Science - 66


2007Cani PD, Amar J, Iglesias MA, Poggi M, Knauf C, et al., 'Metabolic endotoxemia initiates obesity and insulin resistance', Diabetes, 56, (7) pp. 1761-72. ISSN 0012-1797 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/db06-1491 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1793Web of Science - 1650


2007Poggi M, Bastelica D, Gual P, Iglesias MA, Gremeaux T, et al., 'C3H/HeJ mice carrying a toll-like receptor 4 mutation are protected against the development of insulin resistance in white adipose tissue in response to a high-fat diet', Diabetologia: Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism, 50, (6) pp. 1267-76. ISSN 0012-186X (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00125-007-0654-8 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 196Web of Science - 184


2006Andreelli F, Foretz M, Knauf C, Cani PD, Perrin C, et al., 'Liver adenosine monophosphate-activated kinase-alpha2 catalytic subunit is a key target for the control of hepatic glucose production by adiponectin and leptin but not insulin', Endocrinology, 147, (5) pp. 2432-41. ISSN 0013-7227 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1210/en.2005-0898 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 150Web of Science - 140


2006Cani PD, Knauf C, Iglesias MA, Drucker DJ, Delzenne NM, et al., 'Improvement of glucose tolerance and hepatic insulin sensitivity by oligofructose requires a functional glucagon-like peptide 1 receptor', Diabetes, 55, (5) pp. 1484-90. ISSN 0012-1797 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/db05-1360 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 201Web of Science - 190


2006Fosgerau K, Fledelius C, Fledelius KE, Kristensen B, Daugaard JR, et al., 'Oral administration of glucose promotes intracellular partitioning of fatty acid toward storage in white but not in red muscle', Journal of Endocrinology, 190, (3) pp. 651-8. ISSN 0022-0795 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1677/joe.1.06809 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1


2006Simmgen M, Knauf C, Lopez M, Choudhury AI, Charalambous M, et al., 'Liver-specific deletion of insulin receptor substrate 2 does not impair hepatic glucose and lipid metabolism in mice', Diabetologia: Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism, 49, (3) pp. 552-561. ISSN 0012-186X (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00125-005-0084-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 22


2006Ye JM, Dzamko N, Hoy AJ, Iglesias MA, Kemp B, et al., 'Rosiglitazone treatment enhances acute AMP-activated protein kinase-mediated muscle and adipose tissue glucose uptake in high-fat-fed rats', Diabetes, 55, (10) pp. 2797-804. ISSN 0012-1797 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/db05-1315 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 46Web of Science - 48


2005Knauf C, Cani PD, Perrin C, Iglesias MA, Maury JF, et al., 'Brain glucagon-like peptide-1 increases insulin secretion and muscle insulin resistance to favor hepatic glycogen storage', Journal of Clinical Investigation, 115, (12) pp. 3554-63. ISSN 0021-9738 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1172/JCI25764 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 207Web of Science - 188


2004Iglesias MA, Furler SM, Cooney GJ, Kraegen EW, Ye JM, 'AMP-activated protein kinase activation by AICAR increases both muscle fatty acid and glucose uptake in white muscle of insulin-resistant rats in vivo', Diabetes, 53, (7) pp. 1649-54. ISSN 0012-1797 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/diabetes.53.7.1649 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 52Web of Science - 48


2003Ye JM, Iglesias MA, Watson DG, Ellis B, Wood L, et al., 'PPARα/γ ragaglitazer eliminates fatty liver and enhances insulin action in fat-fed rats in the absence of hepatomegaly', American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 284, (3) pp. E531-540. ISSN 0193-1849 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00299.2002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 106


2002Iglesias MA, Ye JM, Frangioudakis G, Saha AK, Tomas E, et al., 'AICAR administration causes an apparent enhancement of muscle and liver insulin action in insulin-resistant high-fat-fed rats', Diabetes, 51, (1) pp. 2886-2894. ISSN 0012-1797 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/diabetes.51.10.2886 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 200


2002Ye JM, Frangioudakis G, Iglesias MA, Furler SM, Ellis B, et al., 'Prior thiazolidinedione treatment preserves insulin sensitivity in normal rats during acute fatty acid elevation: role of the liver', Endocrinology, 143, (12) pp. 4527-35. ISSN 0013-7227 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1210/en.2002-220387 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 32


2001Chang DH, Ladd LA, Copeland S, Iglesias MA, Plummer JL, et al., 'Direct cardiac effects of intracoronary bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and ropivacaine in the sheep', British Journal of Pharmacology, 132, (3) pp. 649-58. ISSN 0007-1188 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/sj.bjp.0703858 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 46


2001Ye JE, Doyle PJ, Iglesias MA, Watson DG, Cooney GJ, et al., 'Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-α activation lowers muscle lipids and improves insulin sensitivity in high fat-fed rats: comparison with PPAR-γ activation', Diabetes, 50, (2) pp. 411-417. ISSN 0012-1797 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/diabetes.50.2.411 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 264


2001Ye JM, Lim-Fraser M, Cooney GJ, Cooper GJ, Iglesias MA, et al., 'Evidence that amylin stimulates lipolysis in vivo: a possible mediator of induced insulin resistance', American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 280, (4) pp. E562-E569. ISSN 0193-1849 (2001) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 18

1998Lopez-Luna P, Iglesias MA, Munoz C, Herrera E, 'Aerobic exercise during pregnancy reverts maternal insulin resistance in rats', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 30, (10) pp. 1510-4. ISSN 0195-9131 (1998) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 6