Meet the expert: Dr Kevin Qian - New findings in brown adipose tissue metabolism

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Proteintech are thrilled to host Dr Kevin Qian from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), to present his recent Nature paper "CLSTN3β enforces adipocyte multilocularity to facilitate lipid utilization" (PMID: 36477540).

Talk description: Brown fat is a potential therapeutic target in disorders of energy balance such as obesity. One hallmark of brown adipocytes is "multilocularity" -- the organization of lipid stores into many small lipid droplets. We identified a novel brown fat-specific protein named CLSTN3β that establishes this characteristic phenotype and enables efficient utilization of stored triglycerides.

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Dr. Kevin Qian
MD/PhD student at UCLA

Dr. Qian is currently an MD/PhD student in the UCLA-Caltech Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP). He completed his undergraduate studies at Yale College in 2014 and his PhD at UCLA in 2021 in the laboratory of Peter Tontonoz. He will receive his MD from UCLA in June 2023 and plans to pursue further clinical and research training in internal medicine and endocrinology.