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Vishwajeet Puri, PhD, MS

Vishwajeet Puri
Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Ralph S. Licklider, D.O. Endowed Professor in Diabetes; Co-Director, Diabetes Institute
Academic & Research Center 202D, Athens Campus
Biomedical Sciences
Diabetes Institute


  • Molecular and Cell Biology, Post-doctoral fellowship, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, 2003
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics (PhD), Institute of Microbial Technology, India, 1998
  • Chemistry Hons (MS), Panjab University, India, 1993
  • Chemistry Hons (BS), Panjab University, India, 1991


  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Cell Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Lipids
  • Fat metabolism
  • Lipid metabolism
  • Glucose metabolism
  • Insulin signaling
  • Physiology
  • Adipose tissue
  • Endothelium
  • Adipose-liver crosstalk
  • Muscles

Summary of Work: 

Dr. Puri is recognized for identifying the CIDE proteins and their role in pathogenesis and pathophysiology of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.  Puri lab uses various humanized mouse models and human clinical studies to identify molecular pathways regulating these diseases, and identifying potential therapeutic targets.


View My Work in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)