Xavier Revelo

Integrative Biology and Physiology
Medical School
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Research Title
Metabolic Disease Turns “Hero” Immune Cells into Disease-promoters

No Monument Location

Inflammation is part of the immune response that protects us from infections. However, increasing evidence has revealed that inflammation is a promoter of metabolic disease. Dr. Revelo and his team study the role of the immune system and inflammation in the development of obesity, fatty liver disease, and heart failure. As obesity-related disease is a worldwide epidemic, the research led by Dr. Revelo can lead to advances in its prevention and treatment using immunotherapy.