U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Paolo Piaggi

 Contact Info

Tel: 602-440-6584
Email: paolo.piaggi@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Visiting FellowNIDDK2012-2016
  • Special VolunteerNIDDK2011-2012
  • Ph.D. in Automation, Robotics and BioengineeringUniversity of Pisa2012
  • M.S. in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Pisa2008
  • B.S. in Biomedical EngineeringUniversity of Pisa2006

 Related Links

  • Biomedical Engineering/Biophysics/Physics
  • Clinical Research
  • Computational Biology/Bioinformatics/Biostatistics/Mathematics
  • Epidemiology/Population Sciences
  • Genetics/Genomics
Research Summary/In Plain Language

Research in Plain Language

Our group studies the part of a person’s body that controls how many calories their body uses during the day compared to how many calories that person eats.  We are trying to understand why some people may be able to remain thin even after days of overeating while other people may gain weight more easily.  We are also trying to understand if a person is more likely to gain weight if he or she eats carbohydrates, protein, or fat when he or she overeats. We also study how genes influence people's metabolism and predispose them to weight gain.