Dr. Greenberg and the Obesity Metabolism Laboratory at the Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. Dr/ Greenberg' researc focuses on the role and regulation of fatty acid trafficking, storage, lipolysis, and involvement in thermogenesis in promoting diet-induced obesity and associated metabolic complications. Additionall,y Dr .Greenberg research the role of novel proteisn in obesity associated adipocyte, liver, and intestinal metabolism . His laboratory has identified several novel proteins and pathway regulate the development and obesity associated metabolic complications. Some of these proteins also modulate the development of inflammation and obesity associated inflammation. The laboratory has generated a number of novel mouse models that allow for tissue specific deletion to identify the role of these genes and proteins in metabolism and obesity and metabolic complications. The laboratory is also studying the role of the intestinal thiamine receptor to regulate absorption of thiamine and metformin and the potential influence on intestinal and systemic metabolism as well as the microbiome. These studies use both mouse models and human clinical studies
BA or BS, Ph.D. Prior experience and excellence in research in either cellular and/or mouse models. Experience and knowledge in metabolism helpful but not necessary. Experience in RT-PCR, western blot analysis and molecular approaches useful . Serious and interested in pursuing a posdoctoral position in metabolism. Other areas that may be helpful include experience in metabolic studies in mice, as well as adipocyte and liver studies. Eviidence of prior publication or manuscripts in prepartion.
Additional Salary Information: Salary will be dependent upon level of experience
Internal Number: 10001
About Human Nutrition Research at Tufts University
Dr. Greenberg is the Director of the Obesity and Metabolism Laboratory at Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University Robert C and Veronica Atkins Professor in Nutrition and Metabolism at Tufts Medical Center
Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Sciences and Policy
Associate Director NIDDK funded Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Dr. Greenberg has been continously funded by the National Instiutes of Health since coming in Tufts.
Dr. Greenberg focuses on cell, animal, and human studies in particular proteins and pathways that regulated the storage, trafficking, and oxidation of fatty acids.
Present studies focus on novel mouse models that have discovered new pathways in adipocytes and intestine that regulate diet induced obesity. Dr Greenberg's laboratories also studies the mechanisms and pathways that regulate hepatic steatosis and inflammation, energy metabolism, and insulin resistance
Available projects including usingnovel mouse models with alteratiosn in adipocyte, liver, and intestine genes and proteins that modulate diet induced obesity and associated metabolic complications such as hepatic steatosis and insulin resistance and adiposity.
Additiona...l availalbe studies include elucidating the interaction the intestinal thiamine receptor to regulate both thiamine and metformin abosrption and the effects on intestinal and systemic metabolism. These studies include both mouse models and human clinical studies.
Prior fellows in Dr. Greenberg has been successful in obtaining both academic and industry positions after working in his laboratory.
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