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Prof. Patrick Tso, Ph.D.

Prof. Patrick Tso, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology/Metabolic Diseases Institute
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Biography :

Dr. Patrick Tso received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the University of Western Australia in 1978. He is a Professor of Pathology at University of Cincinnati and Director of the NIH funded Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center at UC. He is a well-respected researcher in the area of lipid and energy metabolism. The techniques his lab employs consist of conscious intestinal lymph fistula rats, lymph fistula mouse, intestinal epithelial cell culture, and molecular biology. His lab is currently studying the factors regulating the synthesis and secretion of apolipoproteins, including apo AI, apo AIV, apo B, apo CIII, and Apo AV. The University of Cincinnati Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, directed by Dr. Tso, is providing the scientific community with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping services for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity and related disorders. He has authored nearly 250 publications and has received the Daniel Drake Medal Award for his contribution to scientific research and mentoring. He has been a member of the NIH Advisory Council and Study Section since 2006 and his research is currently funded through NIDDK.

Research Interest :

Gastrointestinal physiology, especially the absorption and secretion of lipids.Glucose metabolism.Obesity. Over the years, Dr. Tso’s laboratory has pioneered a number of concepts and approaches to study intestinal fat absorption: 1) Separate pathways for the assembly of chylomicrons and very low density lipoproteins; 2) non-invasive approach to study intestinal fat absorption in both rodents and humans, (Jandacek RJ, Heubi JE, Tso P. Gastroenterology. 2004: 127:139-44); 3) a model for the simultaneous sampling of lymph and portal blood in rats; and 4) lymph fistula mouse model.