Brad Lowell, MD, PhD

  • Brad LowellProfessor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
  • Director of Transgenic and Gene Knockout Cores for both the Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center and the Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center
  • Harvard Catalyst Profile

Academic Interests

  • Use of transgenic and gene knockout techniques in the study of obesity and energy metabolism 


  • Functional Neurocircuitry of Body Weight Control
  • Mechanisms of diet-induced thermogenesis
  • Uncoupling Protein (UCP)-Mediated Mitochondrial Proton Leak and its Role in the Pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes