Deborah Muoio, PhD

Deb Muoio, PhD

Professor Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition
George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor of Cardiovascular Disease
Professor in Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Member of Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

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Deb Muoio is a Professor in Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, and Director of Basic Research at the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. She earned a PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed by postdoctoral fellowships at East Carolina and Duke Universities working in the areas of muscle physiology and metabolic disease. Her laboratory studies mechanisms of metabolic control and molecular events that link nutrition and exercise to health outcomes. Her research program features a translational approach that combines basic science and human studies with mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to identify metabolite signatures of mitochondrial dysfunction and cardiometabolic disease. The overarching goal of this work is to guide the development of new lifestyle, nutraceutical and/or pharmacological strategies to maintain mitochondrial and metabolic health. 

PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC