Delineating the role of aryl hydrocarbon receptor signalling in obesity


  • Dr Chris Schiering

    The Francis Crick Institute

Project summary

Chris will investigate the bidirectional crosstalk between diet, immunity and metabolism. In particular he will investigate the role of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor, a molecular sensor of environmental changes, in obesity and its associated diseases. This work will be undertaken in the laboratories of Dr Gitta Stockinger (National Institute for Medical Research, London) and Professor Jerrold Olefsky (University of California, San Diego). Chris will also collaborate with Professor Andrew Macpherson (University of Bern, Switzerland) and Dr Trevor Lawley (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute).