Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism
200 Lothrop Street
E1140 BST
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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(412) 648-9770

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Robert M. O'Doherty, PhD


Professor of Medicine

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Director, T32 Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Program

Director, Center for Metabolic and Mitochondrial Medicine (C3M)

Office: E1140 Biomedical Science Tower
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
Phone: 412-648-3320
Fax: 412-648-3290

B.A., University of Dublin, 1986
PhD, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Postdoctoral Fellow, Diabetes/Obesity, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, 1998

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Immunobiology of Metabolic dysregulation in obesity/ T2DM/ NAFLD

Dr. O'Doherty graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland in 1986 with a BA (Mod) in Zoology and in 1995 took a PhD at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN., USA. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, he joined the faculty of the Departments of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh in 1999. He is currently an Associate Professor of Medicine, and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Director of the T32 training program in Diabetes and Endocrinology, and Director of the Center for Metabolic and Mitochondrial Medicine (C3M). The major foci of Dr. O'Doherty's current research efforts are in the area of immunometabolism, that is the role of immune system components in the regulation of metabolism, particularly in disease states such as obesity, NAFLD, and Type 2 Diabetes. We have accumulated extensive experience in this arena over the last 20 years, utilizing a range of metabolic, physiological, biochemical, molecular and immunological approaches in a range of mouse, primary tissue, and immortal cell lines.

Lab Personnel and Web page
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Recent Grants
Title: Epigenomic Regulation of Gene Expression in Diet Induced Obesity
Role: Co-Investigator
Amount: $450,000
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2013
Title: Leptin Action and Macrophages
Role: PI
Amount: $1,200,000
Funding Agency: NIH
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2015

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