The Rutgers Center for Lipid Research (RCLR) is a center of the New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health that promotes multidisciplinary research on the biochemical, biophysical, cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in lipid metabolism, and extending this information to the underpinnings of lipid-based diseases such as obesity, lipodystrophy, diabetes, and heart disease. Our research utilizes model organisms, cells, and tissues, and state-of-the-art instrumentation.
We foster interaction among faculty, postdoctoral associates, and students that leads to productive collaborations. We hold monthly research meetings; postdoctoral associates and students have the opportunity to present their research and receive constructive feedback in a warm and friendly atmosphere. We also have an active seminar series that brings renowned scientists to Rutgers for interactions with RCLR members and the university community. A goal of the RCLR is to extend our research findings to address lipid-based diseases, thereby promoting optimum health.