Investigation of the molecular basis by which mutations in SH2B1 lead to human obesity and insulin resistance


  • Dr Laura Pearce

    University of Cambridge

Project summary

Laura is currently working with Dr Sadaf Farooqi at the Institute of Metabolic Science in Cambridge, investigating the functional effects of novel genetic mutations that contribute to obesity. Laura will also spend time at the University of Michigan, working with Professor Martin Myers to establish how these mutations affect energy metabolism in vivo.