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Robert Eckel

Robert Eckel

Professor of Medicine

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO, US


Dr Robert Eckel is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Colorado, US. 

Dr Eckel has held appointments such as the Charles A. Boettcher II Endowed Chair in atherosclerosis research at the University of Colorado, director of the Lipid Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital, and program director of the National Center for Research Resources at the Colorado Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.

In his research endeavours, Dr Eckel has examined diet and metabolic predictors of weight change, lipid disorders, inflammation and atherosclerosis. In the laboratory, he explores tissue-specific over expression or deletion of lipid-related gene expression and tissue culture to address similar issues in more extensive and mechanistic detail. Overall, Dr Eckel’s research is targeted to uncovering basic mechanisms of how metabolic diseases relate to cardiovascular and pulmonary disease in hopes that the findings will contribute to improved diagnostics and therapeutics for cardiometabolic disorders.

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