Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Medicine, University of California Los Angeles
Assistant Professor-in-Residence, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, University of California Los Angeles
CHS 27-200F, 650 Charles E. Young Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Member, Molecular Biology Institute
Marc Liesa-Roig, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in-residence in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His laboratory seeks to identify mitochondrial mechanisms adapting and maladapting to metabolic diseases, with the goal to identify novel therapeutic targets. His research on mitochondria is focused in liver, pancreatic beta cells and brown adipose tissue. Dr. Liesa-Roig graduated with honors in Biochemistry at the Universitat de Barcelona (2003). He completed his doctoral studies late 2008 under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Zorzano at the IRB in Barcelona, examining the regulation of mitochondrial dynamics and Mfn2 in skeletal muscle and their role in insulin resistance. He then joined Boston University School Medicine as a post doctoral fellow in 2009, where he became an Instructor in 2013 and an Assistant Professor in 2015. Dr. Liesa-Roig is currently affiliated with the Molecular Biology Institute (MBI), Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology (MCIP) interdepartmental programs and with the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at UCLA.
- Fu A, van Rooyen L, Evans L, Armstrong N, Avizonis D, Kin T, Bird GH, Reddy A, Chouchani ET, Liesa-Roig M, Walensky LD, Shapiro AMJ, Danial NN. Glucose metabolism and pyruvate carboxylase enhance glutathione synthesis and restrict oxidative stress in pancreatic islets.. Cell reports, 2021.
- Liesa M, Shirihai OS. Mitochondrial Networking in T Cell Memory.. Cell, 2016.