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Kevin Lee, PhD

Kevin Lee 2022
Associate Professor
Academic & Research Center 202H, Athens Campus
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute


  • Molecular and Cellular Biology (PhD), Baylor College of Medicine, 2007
  • Biology (BS), Philosophy (BA), University of Illinois, 1999


  • Molecular biology
  • Adipose tissue
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Metabolism
  • Physiology
  • Adipocytes
  • Fat
  • Mouse genetics
  • Cellular biology

Summary of Work:


My laboratory has found that adipose tissue is comprised of developmentally and functionally distinct subpopulations of adipocytes.  We are examining the molecular biology of these adipocyte subpopulations and determining their effects on systemic metabolism and physiology.




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