Modulating Cutaneous Tissue Plasticity as a Therapy for Diabetes

Daniel Gallego-Perez, Ph.D., extends regenerative medicine technology, called Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), to the treatment of diabetes. Dr. Gallego-Perez explains how TNT can be used as a solution for reprogramming skin tissue into brown adipose tissue for the treatment of obesity. Brown adipose tissue, or brown fat, is one of two types of fat in humans and other mammals. Sometimes called “good” fat, its primary function is heat regulation and several studies suggest it also plays a role in weight regulation.

 

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Daniel Gallego-Perez, PhD.

Daniel Gallego-Perez, PhD

Assistant Professor, General Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
Division of General and Gastrointestinal Surgery

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