U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Aaron Cypess

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-435-9267
Email: aaron.cypess@nih.gov

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  • Assistant Professor of MedicineHarvard Medical School2010-2014
  • Assistant Investigator and Staff PhysicianJoslin Diabetes Center2010-2014
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterStaff Physician2006-2014
  • M.M.Sc.Harvard Medical School2008
  • M.D.Cornell Medical College2000
  • Ph.D.Rockefeller University1999
  • A.B.Princeton University1992

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Aaron M. Cypess, M.D., Ph.D., M.M.Sc.

Acting Section Chief, Translational Physiology SectionDiabetes, Endocrinology, and Obesity Branch
  • Cell Biology/Cell Signaling
  • Clinical Research
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Molecular Pharmacology/Toxicology
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

Brown adipose tissue (BAT), also known as brown fat, was recently discovered to be an organ in the body that generates heat and may help regulate weight.  While we are excited about the ways that activated brown fat can be used to various diseases, there are still many key features that we don't yet understand.  My group uses a combination of clinical trials and basic laboratory work to help understand how brown fat works at the levels of the cells and then to translate the information into practical ways to treat people with obesity, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses.