David Wright

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Research Description

My lab invstigates the effects of exercise and diet on adipose tissue function and metabolism and, in turn, how these alterations regulate skeletal muscle and whole body glucose homeostasis.

Research Summary

Since changes in how the body metabolizes glucose are a hallmark of Type 2 diabetes, understanding how the function and metabolism of adipose tissue are regulated will be crucial for understanding diabetes itself. My students and I look at how exercise and nutritional interventions affect gene expression in adipose tissue, and, in turn, how these changes can affect both adipose tissue’s metabolism and the whole body’s glucose metabolism. One of the applications of my research is to potentially develop new, non-drug-based approaches that can be used to prevent and/or reverse Type 2 diabetes.

Techniques Used

We use a combination of physiological and cell/molecular biology techniques.

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