Dr. Charles Najt
Department of Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Lipid metabolism and disease development
The Najt lab's research interests involve the comprehensive understanding of lipid metabolism, with an emphasis on how alterations in the genes and metabolites in this network contribute to human diseases such as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), hepatic insulin resistance, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2-Diabetes and how these diseases impact healthspan. My current research targets linking the fatty acids released from lipid droplets to gene activation (metabolic state to gene regulation).