Chong Wee Liew

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    College: Medicine Department: Physiology and Biophysics
    Secondary Department: Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism; Department of Medicine
    Title: Associate Professor
    Office: 2099 COMRB, MC 901 Phone: 3-1086
    Participating in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Research Awards program: Yes

    Research Interest:
    Obesity has been identified as a major risk factor for metabolic conditions including type-2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea and certain type of cancer. Adipose tissues play critical causing as well as curing roles in this whole-body diseases. My laboratory is particularly interested to understand how different fat depots regulate glucose and energy homeostasis and how does each fat depots communicates with each others and with different cell types within the fat depots to achieve homeostasis. Understanding the molecular circuits could revolutionize our present understanding of the metabolic regulation and improve current treatment for metabolic diseases.

    Minimum time commitment in hours per week: 10

    Qualifications of a Student:
    Minimum GPA: 3.4
    Preferred Major: Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related

    Brief Summary of what is expected from the student:
    Students should have a strong desire to pursue an advanced degree, self motivated and can follow a strict training/working schedule

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