Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Scientist in the Classroom, Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach
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I am interested in the intersection of immune cell metabolism, immune cell function, and systemic metabolism in obesity and diabetes. I use our mouse model of weight cycling to understand tissue specific macrophage metabolism and epigenetic regulation during weight gain, weight loss, and weight regain. Additionally, I am interested in the contribution of Th2 immunity to metabolic function in the adipose tissue.