Dr. Wentong Jia joins the lab!

Dr. Wentong Jia, Ph.D., has officially joined the Brestoff Lab as a postdoctoral research associate. We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Jia to the group and look forward to working with him. Dr. Jia received his Bachelor’s degree in 2013 from Northwest Agriculture and Forestry University before starting his PhD training at the State KeyContinue reading “Dr. Wentong Jia joins the lab!”

Nicholas Borcherding wins ACLPS Young Investigator Award

Dr. Nicholas Borcherding, MD, PhD, MSc, was awarded a Paul E. Strandjord Young Investigator Award by the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) for his abstract entitled “Mapping cell-to-cell mitochondria transfer in obesity using high-dimensional spectral flow cytometry.” Congratulations Nick!

Mitochondria transfer paper published in Cell Metabolism

Congratulations to Brestoff Lab members John Moley, Nicole Malvin, and Marina Rowen who co-authored this paper! We show that adipocytes transfer their mitochondria to macrophages in mice and that this process, which is mediated by heparan sulfates, is impaired in the setting of obesity. Genetically removing heparan sulfates from macrophages results in metabolic dysfunction characterizedContinue reading “Mitochondria transfer paper published in Cell Metabolism”