aaasOrmond was recently elected to become a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science based on his contributions to our understanding of adipose biology and to graduate education.

rackhamRackham Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award:
For a demonstrated commitment to fostering the intellectual, creative, scholarly and professional growth of their doctoral students at the highest level

John A. Faulkner Collegiate Professor Award Ceremony
Ormond A. MacDougald, Ph.D., professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Internal Medicine (Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division) in the University of Michigan Medical School, is the inaugural recipient of the John A. Faulkner Collegiate Professorship in Physiology.
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coverAs the world fights obesity at the human level, scientists at the University of Michigan and their colleagues have made a surprising finding at the microscopic level that could help fuel that fight. Read More

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Microarray Data
microarray Wnt signaling maintains preadipocytes in an undifferentiated state. When Wnt signaling is
enforced, 3T3-L1 preadipocytes no longer undergo adipocyte conversion in response to adipogenic medium. Here we used microarray analyses to identify subsets of genes whose expression is aberrant when differentiation is blocked through enforced Wnt signaling. Furthermore, we used the microarray data to identify potentially important adipocyte genes and chose one of these, the liver X receptor alpha (LXRalpha), for further analyses.   read more >


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