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 Corvera, MD

Principal Investigator

Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research

Director, Clinical Translational Research Pathway, T.H. Chan School of Medicine

Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Dr. Corvera's studies focus on human adipose tissue development and its relationship to whole body insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

She received her MD and MSc in Molecular Biology at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and was awarded a Fogarty International Fellowship to conduct postdoctoral studies in the United States.  She was a faculty member in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to the newly formed Program in Molecular Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School.

In The News

ABC Boston WCVB: Understanding health benefits of "beige" fat

NBC TV-10 Providence: Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

Studying human fat tissue as a treatment for type 2 diabetes

$2.5M grant to advance potential therapy for Type 2 diabetes

 Micheal Czech and Silvia Corvera

Corvera Lab is collaborating with Michael Czech, PhD to investigate whether technologies developed in their labs will harness beige fat’s ability to burn energy and accelerate metabolism in order to improve the body’s response to sugar and lower blood glucose levels.  LEARN MORE