Welcome to the Kazak lab!

The central theme of our lab is the molecular control of mammalian energy metabolism and its influence on physiology. While adipocyte biology is home base for us, our current research interests extend to cancer cell metabolism and immune regulation. We use genetic and biochemical approaches to investigate the molecular determinants of obesity and obesity-associated disease, using mammalian cells and genetically engineered mouse models. We are located in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building (Life Sciences Complex) at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre 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

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