Welcome to the Jiang Laboratory!
How cells and tissues develop and grow, and how these processes go awry in disease states are important questions in biology. The Jiang lab has broad interests to study tissue development and disease, with particular focus on adipose tissues.
Using unique genetic mouse models, molecular and cellular biology, and systematic approaches, we aim to understand how fat cells are born, live, function and turnover, and what makes fat cells dysfunctional. By gaining insight into these processes, we hope to translate this knowledge into a cure for obesity and metabolic diseases, to explore and engineer fat into therapeutic opportunities for human health.