Welcome to the Rodeheffer Lab

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The primary focus of the Rodeheffer laboratory is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms that control adipose tissue mass in both normal and disease states. Adipose tissue is primarily composed of lipid-filled adipocytes, which arise from adipocyte precursor cells during embryonic and postnatal development. In obesity, adipocyte precursor cells give rise to new adipocytes, contributing the the growth of white adipose tissue.

Principal Investigator

Matthew S Rodeheffer, PhD

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