Our work has previously shown that adipose tissue immune cells reside in microenvironment niches and are able to inhibit lipolysis in the aged adipose tissue. There are two broad projects within the lab:

  1.    Adipose tissue macrophage-specific regulatory effects on lipolysis and inflammation during aging
  2.    Fat-associated lymphoid cluster (FALC) and lymphocyte regulation of metabolism   

Our lab focuses on mouse models of aging and uses a wide variety of techniques to investigate the changes occurring with age. We combine this in vivo approach with a complementary in vitro cell culture system to better understand a direct mechanism. Ultimately, our goal is to generate candidates that could be targets for therapeutically treating to improve health span and restore metabolism in the elderly.