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Kim Lab

Our Major Research Interests:

  1. Glucose transport and the signal transduction pathways underlying the metabolic effects of insulin. 
  2. Molecular mechanisms for insulin resistance in obesity and type 2 diabetes. 
  3. Pathogenesis of leptin resistance in obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Current Research Activities

1. Physiological role of Rho-kinase in the regulation of glucose homeostasis.

2. Novel signaling pathways for leptin. Current focus of research is on the role of hypothalamic Rho-kinase in the regulation of food intake and energy expenditure.

3. Novel anorexigenic effect of clusterin in energy homeostasis.

4. Role of lipid-lowing agent, atorvastatin, in adipogenesis and adipocytes differentiation.

5. Identify a new insulin-sensitizing agent that regulates glucose metabolism in vivo and in vitro.

For a complete listing of Dr. Kim's publications, click here .

Contact Information

Kim Lab
Division Of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Center for Life Sciences, 7th floor
330 Brookline Ave
Boston, MA 02215