Irfan Lodhi, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, received the Roger Davis Investigator Award for Transitional Faculty at this year’s Kern Lipid Conference. On August 9, he presented a lecture titled, Regulation of adipose tissue browning at the conference in Vail, Colorado. This years’ conference organizers are Luciano Adorini, MD, Philipp Scherer, PhD, and Clay F. Semenkovich, MD.
The first Lipid Conference was organized by Fred Kern, Scott Grundy and Roger Davis in 1985 with a mission to organize an annual conference to promote science that relates to the broad areas of lipid, cholesterol, bile acid and lipoprotein metabolism and the pathobiologies associated with disordered lipid metabolism.
Irfan Lodhi received his PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Michigan Medical School, where he studied signaling pathways involved in insulin-stimulated glucose transport in adipocytes under the mentorship of Dr. Alan Saltiel. In 2007, he joined Dr. Clay Semenkovich’s laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine as a postdoctoral research fellow to study lipid metabolism. Dr. Lodhi joined the faculty as an instructor in the Department of Medicine in 2011 and was appointed Assistant Professor of Medicine on the tenure track in 2014.