Welcome to the Kazak lab!

The central theme of the Kazak lab is the molecular control of mammalian energy metabolism and its influence on physiology. We apply genetic and biochemical approaches in organelles, cells and genetically engineered mouse models to define molecular regulators of cellular metabolism, using thermogenic adipocytes as a model system. While adipocyte biology is home base for us, our current research interests also extend to cancer cell metabolism and immunity. We are located at the Goodman Cancer Institute and Department of Biochemistry at McGill University.

“A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones), we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish, to contradict, and to experiment. Arguments from authority are unacceptable.” Carl Sagan

“My major failures were when I lost faith in my ideas and surrendered to someone else’s skepticism.” Michael Bishop

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