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We are a research group of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism in the Department of Medicine. Our group is composed by postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and our research mission is to investigate hepatic molecular processes that could be targeted to improve the treatment of  highly prevalent hepatic diseases.

If interested in our research mission or would like to join our team, contact us at


Our research interests are focused on several molecular processes regulated in hepatocytes that promote the development of metabolic dysfunction-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD). MASLD (previously known as NAFLD) affects to 30% of the worldwide population and it is highly frequent in obese and diabetic patients. Our lab is investigating how the expression of the nuclear receptor PPARgamma in hepatocytes contributes to the development of MASLD in mouse models.


Moreover, our lab is investigating specific mechanisms regulated by an specific isomer of conjugated linoleic acid  in the liver that could have positive effect in the control of glucose levels in the circulation.

Our lab is located in the 6th floor of the College of Medicine West Tower: 835 S Wolcott Ave (North Entrance). E625. M/C 640. Chicago, IL 60612. Ph: 312-996-6060

Follow us on twitter: @Cordoba_Lab

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Our lab is located in the 6th floor of the College of Medicine West Tower (CMWT). The best way to access is through the door located at 835 S Wolcott Ave (North Entrance) that leads immediately to the elevators of the Medical Science Building (MSB).

Once in the 6th floor, turn twice to your right and you will see the Division of Endocrinology’s main door.


Google Map of 835 S Wolcott Avenue