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OUR TEAM

Michael Czech

Silvia Corvera, MD

Principal Investigator

Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, Director, MSTP (MD-PhD) Program, Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

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Javier Solivan-Rivera

4th year Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

“Understanding development of human thermogenic adipose tissue in-vivo using hybrid human/mouse models”  

javier.solivan-rivera@umassmed.edu

Zinger Yang Loureiro

3rd year Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

“Defining mechanisms of human mesenchymal progenitor cell differentiation into adipocyte subtypes”  

zinger.yang@umassmed.edu

Qin Yang

4th year Morningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

“Molecular interactions defining lipid release from human adipocytes using proximity labeling”  

qin.yang2@umassmed.edu

Anand Desai

Research Associate

“Transcriptional mechanisms of thermogenic gene induction in human adipocytes”

anand.desai@umassmed.edu

Tiffany DeSouza

Research Associate

“Developing technologies for use of human adipocytes as autologous therapeutic agents”

tiffany.desouza@umassmed.edu

Rachel Ziegler

Research Associate

“Developing delivery matrices for autologous cell implantation”

rachel.ziegler@umassmed.edu

Collaborators

Tammy Nguyen, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

“Defining pathways of bone marrow hematopoietic and mesenchymal progenitor cell development and impact on diabetic comorbidities”

Tammy Nguyen to use early career award to investigate why diabetics have a hard time healing

Janice Lalikos, MD

Professor of Surgery

“Developing adipose tissue for reconstructive and therapeutic purposes”

Interns (2021)

Denise Zhong, Brandeis University

Jude Verdieu, Boston University