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Lipid Metabolism

Lipid Metabolism research activities center on cholesterol trafficking in and out of cells and the proteins that control this movement.

NIH funded studies support current investigations into the biology of the ABCA family of lipid transporters, scavenger receptors, and inflammatory signaling pathways in atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's disease.  The Lipid Metabolism Lab, working closely with the Center for Computational & Integrative Biology, takes novel therapeutic molecules generated in either their laboratories, or elsewhere in academia and industry, and moves the treatments into first-in-man therapeutic trials.

Mason W. Freeman, MD

Michael L. Fitzgerald, PhD