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Principal Investigator

Irfan J. Lodhi, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine,

Director, Diabetes Models Phenotyping Core,

Washington University Diabetes Research Center

Washington University School of Medicine

Irfan Lodhi received his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he studied signaling pathways involved in insulin-stimulated glucose transport in adipocytes under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Saltiel. In 2007, he joined Dr. Clay Semenkovich’s laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral research fellow to study lipid metabolism. Dr. Lodhi joined the faculty as an instructor in the Department of Medicine in 2011 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine in 2014. In July 2020, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure.

Current Lab Members

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Min Tan
Lab Manager

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Dongliang Lu, PhD


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Xuejing Liu, PhD


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Donghua Hu, PhD


Bilal Ahmad, PhD


Parniyan Goodarzi, PhD


Former Lab Members

Brian Kleiboeker, Post Baccalaureate Research Assistant
Anyuan He PhD, Postdoc

John Dean, PhD Student
Hongsuk Park PhD, Postdoc
Stephanie Pecaro, Research Technician II
Xiaowen Chen PhD, Visiting Scholar
Jun Wang PhD, Visiting Scholar
Kamyar Chong, Undergraduate Student
Ali Kazmi, Undergraduate Student
Sathvik Palakurty, Undergraduate Student,  Amgen Scholars Research Fellow
Ashlee Hulbert, Medical Student, NIDDK Summer Research Fellow
Nitya Janardhan, Undergraduate Student
Cynthia Cipolla PhD, Postdoc
Mark Xu, Undergraduate Student

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