About

Laura den Hartigh

Research Assistant Professor, Medicine, Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition

PhD, Molecular, Cellular, and Integrated Physiology, University of California (Davis), 2008

South Lake Union Campus
750 Republican St.
Box 358062
Seattle, WA 98109

lauradh@uw.edu

Dr. Laura den Hartigh studies mechanisms by which macronutrients such as glucose and fatty acids alter adipocyte inflammation and metabolism. Her lab uses in vitro systems to describe cellular responses to saturated and trans fatty acids, and mouse models of obesity to study the complex interplay between excessive nutrient ingestion, adipose tissue lipid metabolism, and systemic inflammation. The comparison between distinct dietary methods of weight loss is also an area of active investigation.