CVRC is excited to announce our newest member, Dr. Dudley Lamming, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine. His laboratory is focused on understanding what, when, and how much we eat can regulate metabolic health and aging. They discovered that low protein diets promote metabolic health – improving blood sugar control and reducing adiposity – in humans and mice, and they have identified dietary branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) as key regulators of these effects. They currently study the mechanisms that mediate these beneficial effects, with an emphasis on understanding the role of the amino acid responsive kinase mTOR (the mechanistic Target of Rapamycin). They also study if altering mTOR signaling with rapamycin, novel rapamycin derivatives, and other geroprotective agents can be used to treat or prevent age-related diseases.
See below additional information about Dr. Lamming!
Where did you grow up?
- Brooklyn, NY
What is your educational/professional background?
- I received a bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I received my PhD in Experimental Pathology at Harvard University, and then did a postdoc with David Sabatini at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research.
What attracted you to UW-Madison?
- The strong aging and metabolism community and the very strong graduate programs.
What are you hobbies/other interests?
- I enjoy spending time with my family and reading science fiction
Link to lab
Recent papers: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33887198/