Our research is focused on the transcriptional pathways that underlie metabolic diseases like obesity and Type 2 diabetes. In particular, we have a longstanding interest in using genomic and epigenomic approaches to identify novel transcription factors and pathways that regulate processes such as adipogenesis, lipid handling, insulin resistance, and metabolic memory. Our ultimate goal is to define novel targets that can be manipulated to improve outcomes in metabolic disease.


  • Evan Rosen has received the Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research 09/20/2023

    Established in 1944, the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Awards recognize the highest achievements in the endocrinology field, including groundbreaking research and innovations in clinical care. The Roy O. Greep Award for Outstanding Research recognizes meritorious contributions to research in endocrinology. Congratulations, Evan! link

  • Congratulation to Erwei Li on receiving the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship! 09/20/2023

    Erwei Li has been granted a two-year fellowship through the Charles A. King Trust Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. Additionally, Erwei has been promoted to the position of Instructor. Congratulations, Erwei!

  • Welcome, Zain! 09/20/2023

    We extend a warm welcome to Zain Nichols, who has joined us as the Administrative Coordinator for Endocrinology. Zain is a recent graduate of the University of Rochester. Welcome aboard!

  • Frankie Heyward starts his own lab at UT Southwestern Medical Center 09/20/2023

    Frankie Heyward is starting his own lab in Dallas, Texas! Frankie is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Neuroscience at UT Southwestern Medical Center, and he is joining the Center for Hypothalamic Research. Best wishes, Frankie!

  • Farewell, Shuai! 09/02/2023

    After a successful post-doctoral fellowship, Shuai is embarking on a new adventure in the pharmaceutical industry. We wish Shuai abundant success and happiness in this exciting next chapter!

  • Welcome, Khushi and Eliza! 08/04/2023

    We are thrilled to have Khushi and Eliza on board as research assistants in the Rosen and Tsai labs. Eliza joins us from St. Lawrence University, where she majored in biochemistry . Khushi arrives from the University of California, Irvine, bringing with her a background in neurobiology. Welcome!

  • Welcome, Zinger! 06/20/2023

    Zinger Yang Loureiro has joined our lab as a Staff Scientist. She comes to us from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where she recently completed her Ph.D. dissertation under the mentorship of Silvia Corvera.

  • Greg Westcott receives Abstract Award conferred by the European Vascular Biology Organisation 11/15/2022

    Greg Westcott’s oral presentation at the Lymphatics Gordon Research Conference in Lucca, Italy, received an Abstract Award conferred by the European Vascular Biology Organisation. Congratulations Greg!

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