Obesity and Adipogenesis

Obesity & Adipogenesis

The Obesity and Adipogenesis team seeks to understand genetic drivers of adipogenesis, which is the biological process of fat formation in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity, under the guidance of Dr Melvin Ambele.

Project topic/title Project leader/student Ethics reference number
Functional role of novel human adipogenesis genes (SLC7A8 and ZNF117) Dr Melvin Ambele H003-18
The role of Solute Carrier Family 7 Member 8 gene in adipogenesis in vitro and murine model of obesity

Dr Melvin Ambele

(Senior Researcher)

Reabetswe Pitere

(PhD student)

Obesity associated histological changes of body organs and their inflammatory profile in a murine model

Dr Melvin Ambele

(Senior Researcher)

Priyanka Dhanraj

(MSc student)

209/2019 and 379/2020

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