- Email Address
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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 tissues metabolism and the whole bodys 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.