Basic Research

Research in the Laboratory of Dr. Doug Mashek

A primary focus of our laboratory is on lipid droplet biology. Specifically, we are interested in the role of lipid droplets in the context of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Type 2 Diabetes and aging. Our studies use a broad range of models and methodologies that ultimately link nutrition, biochemistry and physiology (i.e. metabolism) to disease etiology.

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