Diabetes Research Center (DRC)
Washington University in St. Louis

 

Latisha D. Love-Gregory, Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor of Medicine

Internal Medicine, Division of Geriatrics & Nutritional Sciences

Mailing Address   Campus Box 8031
660 South Euclid
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Location   West Building, Room 214A
Office Phone:   (314) 362-8672
Lab Phone:   (314) 362-8206
Fax:   (314) 362-8230
E-mail address:   lgregory@wustl.edu

Research Interest:

Complications

Metabolic Regulation and Obesity

Signal Transduction/Hormone Action

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Category(ies) of Research:

Basic

Translational

Population/Community-based

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Descriptor of Research:

Our research investigates the etiology and pathophysiology of abnormal lipid metabolism, a common link between obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, using human molecular genetics based methods. We are particularly interested in identifying and functionally characterizing CD36 (fatty acid transporter gene) genetic variants that contribute to individual differences in lipid processing and susceptibility to the metabolic syndrome. Our ultimate goal is to determine the clinical utility of biologically relevant genetic variants in metabolic disease risk stratification and patient management for the improvement of long-term health.

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Geriatrics and Nutritional Science

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