Alan Attie

Biochemistry Department

Molecular genetics of diabetes & insulin resistance; cell biology of lipoprotein assembly, cholesterol trafficking

(608) 262-1372

543a Biochemistry
433 Babcock Dr
Madison, WI 53706


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focus groups:

Systems Biology; Membrane Biology & Protein Trafficking; Cellular & Molecular Metabolism

research description:

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.

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