Fawaz G. Haj, Ph.D.

Fawz Haj

Position Title
Professor and Vice Chair
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Nutritionist in AES

3115 Meyer Hall | Lab: 4306 Meyer Hall
Bio
Education
  • B.Sc., Biology, American University of Beirut
  • M.Sc., Biomedical Sciences, Bradford University
  • D.Phil., Physiology, Oxford University
Research Interests

Dr. Haj's laboratory studies the molecular basis of metabolic diseases, mainly obesity and type 2 diabetes. In particular, we are interested in the role of tyrosine phosphorylation and how dysregulation of this key signaling mechanism contributes to metabolic diseases and their complications. We investigate the role of protein-tyrosine phosphatases and their interacting partners in metabolic homeostasis. This is achieved using a combination of genetic, biochemical, proteomic and pharmacological approaches in various experimental platforms (cells, rodent models of disease and humans).

Lab: http://hajlab.ucdavis.edu

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 Davis, 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
  • Vice-Chair, Nutrition Department, 2018-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
  • University of California Davis, Faculty Leadership Academy, 2018
  • LEAD21, National Faculty Leadership Program, 2019
Selected Publications

Publications by Dr. Haj on PubMed