Lindsey A. Muir, PhD
Lindsey Muir, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, in the laboratory of Carey Lumeng, M.D., Ph.D. She received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Washington State University in 2005, and a Ph.D. from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Program at the University of Washington in 2012.
Obesity is associated with health risks such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but the mechanisms contributing to obesity-related disease are poorly understood. Inflammation and activated immune cells within adipose tissue have been identified as links between obesity and disease. My projects focus on understanding the regulation of adipose tissue macrophage subtypes in obesity and the role of these macrophage subtypes and other immune cells in metabolic dysfunction.