Atul Chopra, MD, PhD
Our lab’s research area is the field of energy homeostasis and metabolic disease. Through the assessment of humans with genetic defects in the processing of energy, we are able to identify new genes and pathways that have escaped attention so far. This not only benefits patients but also allows us to take the discovery into the lab and focus on filling in the gap from the gene to the phenotype.
Our goal is to identify novel processes and paradigms within the realm of energy homeostasis using human and mouse genetics as well as cutting edge molecular biology. The overarching aim is to help one patient at a time but also a broader swath of humanity via advancing medical knowledge and developing novel therapeutics.