My lab studies internal and external sensory systems, such as olfaction, taste, and internal senses mediated by the vagus nerve. We seek to unravel the molecular logic of sensory systems- from stimulus detection in the periphery to the orchestration of behavioral and physiological responses.
Chemistry and Proteomics
Our laboratory determines the mechanisms how cells regulate the abundance of lipids, how they store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology.
The Farese & Walther Lab determines the mechanisms how cells regulate the abundance of lipids, how they store lipids to buffer fluctuation in their availability and how these processes function in membrane biology and cell physiology.
We study biochemical and cellular mechanisms involved in signal transduction through the Hedgehog signaling pathway. We also develop and apply new chemical technologies to study the cell biology of lipids.
Our research focuses on deciphering molecular mechanisms that drive metabolic disease, and using this information to develop targeted therapeutic strategies. Mitochondria are critical hubs for metabolic signalling, and their dysfunction is key in the pathology of metabolic disease. We combine mass spectrometry and targeted pharmacological approaches in vivo to understand how mitochondrial redox metabolism controls physiology in clinically informative mouse models of obesity and diabetes.
Our laboratory is interested in nutrient sensing in mammalian cells and how it connects to the transcriptional machinery to control gene metabolic regulatory networks.
Our research focuses on the processes that mediate and regulate the movement of membrane proteins throughout cells.
Our lab integrates chemical and cell biologal approaches to study cell division and chromosome segregation.
Our laboratory studies the functions and mechanisms of the ubiquitin-proteasome system in cell cycle and checkpoint control using proteomic, genetic and biochemical approaches.
We are interested in developing and applying new technologies in the fields of mass spectrometry and proteomics.