Dr. Christina Camell, Ph.D.

Dr. Christina Camell, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics at the University of Minnesota. Her research lab is a part of the Institute on the Biology of Aging and Metabolism (iBAM) and Medical Discovery Team on the Biology of Aging.


  • ​​​​Immune-metabolic interactions

Her publications include a Nature (Camell et al. 2017) and a Cell Metabolism (Camell et al. 2019) publication that identified adipose tissue immune cell-specific roles for impairing catecholamine-induced lipolysis in aged mice. These include novel roles for nerve-associated macrophages that degrade catecholamine during aging and an accumulation of inducible lymphoid clusters that require further study to fully understand. Her research has shown the canonical Nlrp3 inflammasome and the downstream IL-1 signaling is a regulator of catecholamine-induced lipolysis, inflammation and lymphoid cluster accumulation. Along with these publications, she has received both private and federal funding, including a career development award from the National Institute of Aging. These awards were received in collaboration with many investigators within the UMN,  including from within BMBB, CFI and Pharmacology.