Join us for the GW Biomedical Cross-disciplinary Seminar Series: Connecting Academic Research & Inquiry Across Disciplines. This virtual lecture series explores a new cross-disciplinary topic each year. The goal is to promote networking and collaboration in translational health among researchers, health care providers, and policy makers from different disciplines to shift the paradigm—from seeking a cure to developing a strategy of prevention. The 2021-22 seminar series topic is metabolic syndrome.
This lecture on "HDL Characteristics and Function in Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity" will be given by Matthew Barberio, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, GW Milken Institute School of Public Health, and a Special Volunteer in the Children’s Research Institute at Children’s National Medical Center.
Dr. Barberio’s research efforts are concentrated on understanding how molecular and epigenetic changes in adipose tissue during the development of metabolic syndrome, and associated comorbidities, result in peripheral tissue (macrophages and skeletal muscle) dysfunction. He is interested in how lifestyle interventions (nutrition, weight-loss surgery, pharmacological, and physical activity) can prevent or reverse these changes. Dr. Barberio’s laboratory utilizes a translational approach that includes combining human intervention studies with molecular and cell culture experiments.