Learn About the Program Leaders


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Andrea Hevener, PhD

Andrea Hevener, PhD, is an NIH-funded investigator for over two decades studying transcriptional regulation of metabolism and insulin action by hormone-responsive nuclear receptors. Dr. Hevener has extensive expertise in advancing technical and conceptual innovation in metabolism research at UCLA. She currently holds the Roberts Chair in Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology and is the basic science research director of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center.



Tamer  Sallam, MD, PhD

Tamer Sallam, MD, PhD

Dr. Sallam is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a clinical cardiologist at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a member of the Atherosclerosis Research Unit, Molecular Biology Institute (MBI), Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology Program (MCIP), and Cardiovascular Theme Initiative at UCLA.



Tontonoz, Peter

Peter Tontonoz, MD, PhD

Peter Tontonoz is the Frances and Albert Piansky Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Biological Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Tontonoz received his B.A. from Wesleyan University and his M.D. and Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School.