Energy Homeostasis and Metabolism

The regulation of energy intake and utilization at the cellular and organismic level is of profound importance to human health, and disrupted metabolic pathways contribute to cancer. Members of our department use a combination of biochemical, genetic, and computational techniques to define key molecules and pathways that govern cellular and whole-body metabolism.

  • The Spiegelman Lab defines the transcriptional programs governing development of adipocytes, as well as their roles in regulating energy balance and homeostasis.
  • The Danial Lab studies the molecular determinants and functional consequences of metabolic fuel choice and flexibility in health and disease.
  • The Puigserver Lab identifies the transcriptional mechanisms that regulate metabolic and longevity pathways.
  • The Chouchani Lab innovates metabolomics technologies to address mitochondrial and metabolic pathways in normal and disease states.