Peng Zhao, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Structural Biology
The overall theme of our research is the regulation of energy homeostasis, lipid metabolism, inflammation and cell death in mammalian systems, with special emphasis on adipose tissue, liver, immune system, and blood vessels. We work at biochemical and physiological levels, employing clinical knowledge, genetically engineered animal models, surgically, dietarily or chemically-induced disease models, and multi-omics approaches to identify new therapeutic targets for human diseases, including obesity, diabetes, fatty liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Field of Study:
Molecular mechanism of metabolic disorders and associated cancers.
Obesity, Diabetes, Fatty liver diseases, Hepatocellular carcinoma
Animal model, cell culture, biochemical assay, next generation sequencing