Hota Lab 2022

The Hotamışlıgil Lab at the Sabri Ülker Center is located in the Department of Molecular Metabolism at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health. For the past 25 years, our lab has made important contributions to the burgeoning field of “immunometabolism”, 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. The environment in our laboratory is collegial, supportive, and diverse. One of the greatest powers of science is its ability to unite people, where representatives from every nation, culture, ethnicity, religion, and lifestyle can work together for a common purpose. This is most evident in the Sabri Ülker Center, where we come together to tackle challenging questions and dream to make a positive impact on human life.

In science, every contribution is valuable and paves the way for important breakthroughs. Milestone discoveries lift the entire field as researchers around the world start building on top of this new foundation of knowledge. From a metabolic perspective, this is the kind of work we have been aspiring to and focus on at the Sabri Ülker Center. Collectively, we can make real progress against the most dangerous diseases. If you are interested in joining our laboratory and wish to be part of a culture rooted in a deep commitment and passion for science and enjoy working in a rich, diverse environment where all members are part of building scientific knowledge as a community that collaborates, combines, compounds, and participates actively in a collective experience, please send your cover letter and CV to

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Assistant