MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, CELL BIOLOGY, DISEASE MECHANISMS
PEOPLE: We are a highly interactive group of faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows with diverse research interests in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, and genetics. We use cutting-edge technologies and experimental systems to address the cellular and molecular mechanisms of biological processes, particularly those that relate broadly to human disease.
RESEARCH: Research themes include Neuroscience & Aging; Signal Transduction & Cancer; ECM/Cellular Injury; Metabolism, Obesity/Diabetes; Proteomics, Glycomics & Lipidomics; and Development.
GRADUATE STUDY: We are committed to the education of graduate, medical, and dental students. The emphasis of our graduate program is on comprehensive research training in our faculty members’ laboratories. Prospective students can apply to our new interdisciplinary umbrella program called Program in Biomedical Sciences administered through Graduate Medical Sciences.
Spotlight on Research…Kandror Lab
Congratulations to the Kandror lab for their series of recent publications examining the regulation of adipose cell function. The first paper found that insulin induces the transcription factor Egr1 which suppresses transcription of the rate-limiting lipolytic enzyme, adipose triglyceride lipase. This evolutionarily conserved pathway represents a novel mechanism of insulin action on lipolysis. The second study identified a novel function for sortilin as a “proactive” component of insulin responsive vesicles. Additional information on the Kandror lab, its research, and these publications can be found here: Kandror lab.
Spotlight on…PiBS Poster Showcase
Please join the Department of Biochemistry and the Graduate Program in Nutrition and Metabolism on Thursday October 24, 2013 from 3-5pm in K103 for a poster session. The purpose of this event is to introduce the first year PhD students to the exciting research in our labs. For past Spotlights: Archives