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Welcome to the Rodeheffer Lab

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.