Andreas Stahl

Andreas Stahl

Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

117 Morgan Hall
Mailcode 3104

UC Berkeley
510-642-6900
astahl@berkeley.edu

For more information, see: http://nature.berkeley.edu/stahllab

Research Areas

Biomaterials, Biomechanics, Biomedical Imaging & Instrumentation, and Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
 

Research Interests

Fluxes of nutrients such as lipids can be reprogrammed by blocking uptake of fatty acids by tissues susceptible to lipotoxicity while enhancing uptake by tissues that can safely store and burn them. We are identifying transporters that contribute to the tissue-specific uptake of lipids and utilize genetic and pharmacological strategies to modify uptake in various disease models. Simultaneously, we are using tissue-engineering approaches to expand white and brown adipose depots from stem cell populations and investigate their metabolic activation via mechanobiological signals. In collaborative efforts, we are also simulating fluxes among human iPSC derived tissues using organ-on-a-chip microphysiological devices and are developing and testing bioluminescent probes for the in vivo imaging of macro- and micro-nutrients.