Fida Bacha Lab

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Dr. Bacha’s laboratory at the Children’s Nutrition research Center (CNRC) investigates the risk factors and mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of the metabolic complications related to childhood obesity and insulin resistance with a focus on youth-onset type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease risk and subclinical atherosclerosis. 

Her lab utilizes state of the art methodology to understand the pathophysiology of these nutrition related diseases in children and adolescents, so that more targeted prevention and intervention strategies can be implemented.

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Dr Bacha’s laboratory at the Children’s Nutrition research Center (CNRC) investigates the risk factors and mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of the metabolic complications related to childhood obesity and insulin resistance with a focus on youth-onset type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease risk and subclinical atherosclerosis.

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USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center

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The Hirschi Lab is part of the USDA/ARS Children's Nutrition Research Center which houses laboratories, state-of-the-art equipment, a greenhouse, observation labs, research volunteer accommodations, a metabolic kitchen, and an elite group of research scientists.

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Fida Bacha, M.D., F.A.A.P.
1100 Bates Ave., Houston, TX 77030
fbacha@bcm.edu

Metabolic Research Unit Inquiries:
Victoria Sollock, R.N., B.S.N.
1100 Bates Ave., Houston, TX 77030
P: 713.798.6721 │E: Victoria.Sollock@bcm.edu