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Christopher J. Hupfeld, MD

Christopher J. Hupfeld, MD

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship Program

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My laboratory is focused on identifying novel mechanisms of insulin resistance at the cellular level. Specifically we study the interactions between receptor tyrosine kinases, such as the insulin receptor, and G protein coupled receptors, and determine how these interactions affect cellular glucose metabolism. We are also interested in developing new technologies for studying mechanisms of insulin resistance in cellular models, including live cell imaging techniques, such as fluorescent resonance energy transfer (FRET).