Gokhan S. Hotamisligil
Primary Faculty

Gokhan S. Hotamisligil

James Stevens Simmons Professor of Genetics and Metabolism

Molecular Metabolism


Other Positions

Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Nutrition


Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Director, Center on Causes and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

Molecular Metabolism

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health


The Hotamışlıgil Lab at the Sabri Ülker Center studies innate adaptive pathways involved in metabolic health and diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. For the past 25 years, our lab has made important contributions to the burgeoning field of “immunometabolism” or “metaflammation” studying the interactions between metabolic and immune responses as critical drivers of numerous chronic diseases. In the last decade, we have approached immunometabolism in these two paths: organelle homeostasis and lipid metabolism. Using biochemical, genetic, and physiological studies, we aim to find novel pathways and preventive, therapeutic solutions to today’s greatest threats to global human health.

PhD, Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

MD, Medicine
Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey