Matthew S Rodeheffer PhD

Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Departments & Organizations

WHRY Pilot Project Program Investigators

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development: Genetics and Genomics | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Office of Student Research

Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental BiologyStem Cell Center, Yale: Tissue Specific Stem Cells; Signal Transduction and Cell GrowthComparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM): Rodeheffer LabDiscovery to Cure Internship

Research Interests

Genomics; Stem Cells more...


  • B.S., University of Washington (Seattle), 1997
  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Rodeheffer MS, Birsoy K, Friedman JM. Identification of white adipocyte progenitor cells in vivo. (2008) Cell. 135(2):240-9.
  • Zeigerer A, Rodeheffer MS, McGraw TE, Friedman JM. Insulin regulates leptin secretion from 3T3-L1 adipocytes by a PI 3 kinase independent mechanism. (2008) Exp Cell Res. 314(11-12):2249-56.
  • Bonawitz ND, Rodeheffer MS, Shadel GS (2006) Defective mitochondrial gene expression results in reactive oxygen species-mediated inhibition of respiration and reduction of yeast life span. Mol Cell Biol. 26(13):4818-29.



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