Metabolic and Cardiovascular Diseases Laboratory areas of focus include:

  • Absorption/metabolism of dietary lipids in health, cardiovascular risk and the Metabolic Syndrome.

  • Interaction of lipids with arterial vessels during atherosclerosis and insulin resistance.

  • Novel bio-activity of dietary fatty acids and impact to the Metabolic Syndrome.

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) and the development of insulin resistance and dyslipidemia in PCOS.

  • Study the role of the vagus nerve in regulating hepatic lipid metabolism and whole-body energy metabolism.

  • Investigate the role of micronutrients (folate, cobolamin and choline) in the development of obesity and insulin resistance.

  • Determine the importance of phosphatidylcholine biosynthesis in chylomicron secretion.