Daniel Berry
Daniel Berry - PhD
AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty - 2018
Daniel Berry

Daniel Berry - PhD

Assistant Professor - Cornell University
New York, USA


AFAR Research Grants for Junior Faculty - 2018

Age-dependent decline of beige adipocyte induction and its metabolic consequences

As we age, our metabolism slows down and our fat tissues become enlarged and do not function normally. It is believed that stem cells in these fat tissues become unhealthy. In the proposed research, Dr. Daniel Berry will investigate methods of renewing stem cell function to improve fat tissue performance and fitness. For example, one method of improving fat tissue performance is encouraging the development of beige fat tissues, as beige fat cells are able to burn excess blood sugars and fats to generate heat creating an energy burning cycle. However, beige fat declines with age. Dr. Berry’s research will explore if the decline of beige fat is a result of stem cell aging/senescence and identify methods to influence the development of beige fat tissues that could ultimately lead to improved metabolic fitness and longevity

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