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Dr. Vega studies the impact of obesity and diabetes on skeletal muscle and cardiac metabolism.
Gan Z, Rumsey J, Hazen BC, Lai L, Leone TC, Vega RB, Xie H, Conley KE, Auwerx J, Smith SR, Olson EN, Kralli A, Kelly DP
J Clin Invest. 2013 Jun 3;123(6):2564-75
Vega RB, Horton JL, Kelly DP
Circ Res. 2015 May 22;116(11):1820-1834
Dr. Vega oversees projects involving therapeutic target discovery [drug development] and small molecule screens, including a collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
As a senior member of the Kelly laboratory, Dr. Vega implements high content screening technologies and genomics to identify novel mechanisms that regulate myocyte lipid metabolism.
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