Dr. Fawaz Haj

Dr. Fawaz Haj

Welcome to the website for the laboratory of Dr. Fawaz Haj in the Department of Nutrition at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Haj’s laboratory studies the molecular basis of metabolic diseases with a focus on type 2 diabetes and its complications. The team investigates the role of key signaling molecules, namely protein tyrosine phosphatases and their interacting partners, in metabolic regulation. This is achieved through the combined use of cellular, biochemical, gene knockout and system biology approaches.

Education

  • B.Sc., Biology, American University of Beirut
  • M.Sc., Biomedical Sciences, Bradford University
  • D.Phil., Physiology, Oxford University

Post Graduate Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School
  • Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Visiting Scientist, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Nutrition Department, University of California Davis, 2007-2011
  • Associate Professor, Nutrition Department, University of California Davis, 2011-2015
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine Department, University of California Davis, 2012-2015
  • Professor, Nutrition Department, University of California, 2015-present
  • Professor, Internal Medicine Department, University of California Davis, 2015-present

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Meyer Hall Animal Facility, University of California Davis, 2008-present
  • Co-Director, Metabolism and Endocrinology Core, National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center, University of California Davis, 2011-present

Awards and Honors

  • Oxford University, Oxford Overseas Bursaries, 1997
  • Oxford University, Overseas Research Scholarship, 1997
  • Harvard University, Certificate of Excellence in Research, 2001
  • American Diabetes Association Junior Faculty Award, 2006
  • University of California Davis, Hellman Fellow, 2008