Molecular genetics of diabetes & insulin resistance; cell biology of lipoprotein assembly, cholesterol trafficking
433 Babcock Dr
Madison, WI 53706
Systems Biology; Membrane Biology & Protein Trafficking; Cellular & Molecular Metabolism
The obesity epidemic is evoking a parallel epidemic in metabolic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, fatty liver, neurological diseases, and kidney failure. Genetic factors contribute to these diseases and obesity acts as a stressor that elicits phenotypes that might otherwise be silent. Our laboratory uses mouse genetics to identify novel causal and responsive genes leading to metabolic diseases.