Susan K. Fried, PhD

Adjunct Professor, Medicine

Susan Fried
(617) 638-8537
650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr


Expertise includes: Obesity; Adipocyte biology; Nutrition.

Other Positions

  • Director, Boston Nutrition and Obesity Research Center (BNORC), Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Adipose Biology and Nutrient Metabolism Core, BNORC, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Affinity Research Collaborative on “Sex differences in Adipose Tissue and Obesity-related Metabolic Diseases”, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Division of Graduate Medical Sciences
  • Boston Medical Center


  • Columbia University, PhD
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MS
  • Barnard College, AB


  • Published on 6/25/2017

    Divoux A, Xie H, Li JL, Karastergiou K, Perera RJ, Chang RJ, Fried SK, Smith SR. MicroRNA-196 Regulates HOX Gene Expression in Human Gluteal Adipose Tissue. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Aug; 25(8):1375-1383. PMID: 28649807.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 6/12/2017

    Bredella MA, Karastergiou K, Bos SA, Gerweck AV, Torriani M, Fried SK, Miller KK. GH administration decreases subcutaneous abdominal adipocyte size in men with abdominal obesity. Growth Horm IGF Res. 2017 Aug; 35:17-20. PMID: 28628810.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Karastergiou K, Fried SK. Cellular Mechanisms Driving Sex Differences in Adipose Tissue Biology and Body Shape in Humans and Mouse Models. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2017; 1043:29-51. PMID: 29224089.

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  • Published on 12/22/2016

    Pickering RT, Lee MJ, Karastergiou K, Gower A, Fried SK. Depot Dependent Effects of Dexamethasone on Gene Expression in Human Omental and Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissues from Obese Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167337. PMID: 28005982.

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  • Published on 12/9/2016

    Fried SK. Adipocyte size redux. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jan; 25(1):15. PMID: 27935267.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 11/22/2016

    Wu Y, Lee MJ, Ido Y, Fried SK. High-fat diet-induced obesity regulates MMP3 to modulate depot- and sex-dependent adipose expansion in C57BL/6J mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Jan 01; 312(1):E58-E71. PMID: 27879248.

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  • Published on 10/31/2016

    Cederquist CT, Lentucci C, Martinez-Calejman C, Hayashi V, Orofino J, Guertin D, Fried SK, Lee MJ, Cardamone MD, Perissi V. Systemic insulin sensitivity is regulated by GPS2 inhibition of AKT ubiquitination and activation in adipose tissue. Mol Metab. 2017 Jan; 6(1):125-137. PMID: 28123943.

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  • Published on 5/13/2016

    Lee MJ, Yang RZ, Karastergiou K, Smith SR, Chang JR, Gong DW, Fried SK. Low expression of the GILZ may contribute to adipose inflammation and altered adipokine production in human obesity. J Lipid Res. 2016 Jul; 57(7):1256-63. PMID: 27178044.

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  • Published on 3/26/2016

    Karastergiou K, Bredella MA, Lee MJ, Smith SR, Fried SK, Miller KK. Growth hormone receptor expression in human gluteal versus abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue: Association with body shape. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2016 May; 24(5):1090-6. PMID: 27015877.

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  • Published on 1/21/2016

    Lillis AP, Muratoglu SC, Au DT, Migliorini M, Lee MJ, Fried SK, Mikhailenko I, Strickland DK. Correction: LDL Receptor-Related Protein-1 (LRP1) Regulates Cholesterol Accumulation in Macrophages. PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0147457. PMID: 26797092.

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