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Lianna Wat

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Lianna Wat’s research interests focus on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying how males and females regulate energy metabolism differently. Lianna completed her PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology in Dr. Elizabeth Rideout’s lab at the University of British Columbia. During her PhD, Lianna identified novel functions for metabolic genes and pathways that contribute to how males and females regulate fat storage differently. This work led to publications in PLoS Biology (Wat et al., 2020) and eLife (Wat et al., 2021). 

Currently, Lianna is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Dr. Katrin Svensson’s lab at Stanford University, where she is bringing her expertise on sex differences and metabolism to identify and study new hormonal regulators of energy metabolism in mammals.

Research Area: Biomedical

Research Keywords: sex differences, genetics, metabolism, physiology