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Jeremy M. Baskin

Assistant Professor

Educational Background

  • Postdoc, Yale University
  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Overview

My research interests center on pioneering innovative chemical approaches to probe the cell biology of diverse classes of lipids, with a major focus on developing new molecular imaging methods.

Keywords

Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Imaging Probes, Lipids and Membranes

Departments/Programs

  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Graduate Fields

  • Chemistry and Chemical Biology
  • Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology

Affiliations

  • Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology

Research

Our research centers on pioneering innovative chemical approaches to probe the cell biology of diverse classes of lipids, with a major focus on developing new molecular imaging methods. Lipids are a diverse group of metabolites that function as energy stores, components of membranes, and signaling molecules, and dysregulation of lipid metabolism occurs in many diseases. While lipids have been traditionally studied using in vitro or genetic techniques, chemical biology approaches can enable the rapid and precise interrogation of lipid biology within living systems. The Baskin Laboratory deploys a unique blend of chemical biology, biochemistry, and cell biology approaches to develop innovative methods for imaging and probing various classes of lipids in vivo. Collectively, our studies elucidate mechanisms of fundamental biological processes and also contribute to the understanding of diseases caused by perturbations in lipid metabolism, with a focus on multiple sclerosis and other diseases of the myelin sheath.

Courses

Publications

Baskin Lab Publications at Cornell:

Selected Publications, Reviews, and Patents from Graduate & Postdoctoral Work: