About the Group


The Group on Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids (MCBL Group) is committed to excellence in research and education. The Group is composed of scientists with a broad range of expertise including physiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. Researchers in the MCBL Group are engaged in multidisciplinary research programs that range from discovery (fundamental biomedical) research to clinical/applied projects. Research in the MCBL Group focuses on elucidation of mechanisms by which dysregulation of lipid metabolism contributes to several key human diseases and conditions including obesity, insulin resistance and diabetes, fatty liver disease, neurodegeneration, atherosclerosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome and cancer.

The MCBL Group provides a world-class, multidisciplinary training program for undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, residents and fellows who will become leaders in fundamental and translational lipid research in industry, the public sector, academia and clinics.

The mission of the MCBL Group is to provide fundamental knowledge on the molecular and cell biology of lipids in systems ranging from cells to the whole animal, and to translate this knowledge into future treatments for diseases associated with dysregulation of lipid metabolism.