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Rotation projects in the Corvera lab are in the area of diabetes and obesity.  While they're highly correlated, it's still not understood why obesity causes disease in some humans and not others.  Amazingly, we still don’t understand how adipose tissue grows in human adults.  A better understanding of this fascinating process can give us insight into basic mechanisms of cell growth, differentiation and communication, as well as mechanisms of disease, not only diabetes but also cancer and developmental defects.  During rotation, students work on an important piece of a larger project, that has a well-defined outcome.  Successful completion of the rotation project allows them to be included on the publication.

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