Elizabeth Tarling

Elizabeth Tarling*


Associate Professor, Cardiology
Member, Gene Regulation GPB Home Area, Immunity, Microbes & Molecular Pathogenesis GPB Home Area, Molecular, Cellular & Integrative Physiology GPB Home Area

Research Interests

Lipids (particularly cholesterol and phospholipids) are essential components of cell membranes and are precursors to many signaling molecules, including steroid hormones, bile acids and oxysterols. As such, lipid synthesis pathways are among the most intensely regulated processes in biology. We are interested in understanding molecular mechanisms that control celular, tissue and whole-body lipid homeostasis in healthy and disease states.


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine-Cardiology at UCLA. I did my undergraduate and graduate training at the University of Nottingham, in the UK, and my postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Peter Edwards at UCLA. My research interests are understanding and identifying molecular mechanisms that control cellular and whole body cholesterol homeostasis, with a focus on pulmonary lipid homeostasis, inflammation and disease.


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