The Boudina laboratory aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms involved in weight gain and adipose tissue expansion in diet-induced obesity. Her group employs state-of-the-art stem cell technologies to study development of the intra-abdominal/visceral adipose depot that is critically involved in the pathogenesis of diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. Dr. Boudina is also an expert in myocardial energetics and the director of the Utah Metabolic Phenotyping Core.