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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Scholar
raziel rojas-rodriguez

Raziel Rojas-Rodriguez

Postdoctoral Scholar

Education: 
BS, Biotechnology, Interamerican University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo, Arecibo, PR
PhD, Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
Research synopsis: 

Maternal obesity is associated with adverse short- and long-term metabolic outcomes in the offspring. Lifestyle interventions of diet and exercise initiated before a planned pregnancy can ameliorate the health burden that obesity imposes in mother and child. My research project aims to determine how maternal adipose function and neonatal stem cell metabolism improve after pre-pregnancy lifestyle interventions, with the purpose of examining potential markers as predictors of long-term metabolic health in the offspring.

Advisors: Patrick Catalano & Andrew Greenberg