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Morvarid Kabir, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

Morvarid Kabir, PhD

Phone:

310-967-2790

Fax:

310-967-3869

Morvarid Kabir, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Sciences

There is an abundance of evidence demonstrating the association of obesity, in particular central or intra-abdominal obesity, with a cluster of metabolic disorders, such as insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. The research goal of our laboratory is to understand the molecular regulation of adipose tissue from different anatomical depots, and why intra-abdominal obesity is associated with the whole body and hepatic insulin resistance. In our laboratory, we utilize molecular and cellular techniques to examine the interplay between adipose tissue and the liver during insulin resistance and obesity using interventions such as fat feeding and insulin sensitizing drugs such as a selective endocannabinoid receptor antagonist. Recently, we are interested to study expression of the genes involved in thermogenesis and fat browning by CB1 antagonists.

  • Doctorate: Pierre and Marie Curie University, 1998

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