Debora Sobreira

Debora Sobreira, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Human Genetics





Human Genetics, University of Chicago, IL, 2022


PhD, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2013
MS, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2009
BS, University of Campinas, Brazil, 2007

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Scientific Interests

Obesity represents a risk factor for many chronic disease, most notably, diabetes type 2, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cardiovascular disease, including cancer. Ectopic lipid accumulation may cause through multiple pathways metabolic, inflammatory, and immunologic alterations affecting DNA repair, cell mutation rate, gene function as well as epigenetic changes allowing malignant transformation and progression. The Sobreira Laboratory is also interested in developing strategies to elucidate the epigenetic link between obesity, adiposopathy and cancer risk.