Prashant Rajbhandari, PhD
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease
Research Topics
Adipose, Diabetes, Metabolism
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Rajbhandari Lab is broadly interested in 1) Immune cell regulation of lipid metabolism, 2) developmental process of brown/beige and white fat, and 3) crosstalk between adipose and other metabolic tissues (esp. liver) in the setting of obesity. To address these topics, the lab uses cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, next-gen sequencing (ChIP-, RNA-, ATAC-seq), animal model, single cell/nuclei RNA sequencing, and imaging. The lab seeks to further advance the understanding of human adiposity in collaboration with St. Luke’s Hospital. The broader significance of the work in Rajbhandari Lab is that obesity is linked to various diseases and by studying how cellular and molecular pathways are perturbed in the setting of obesity might provide better understanding of this disease. Visit the Rajbhandari Lab

BA, Olivet College

PhD, University of Wisconsin

Postdoc, University of California-Los Angeles ; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

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Dr. Rajbhandari did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2022 and/or 2023: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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