Richard T. Pickering, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
Preventive Medicine & Epidemiology

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My research expertise is in adipose tissue differentiation and fibrosis. I am interested in examining the links between dysfunctional adipose tissue and the development of cardiometabolic diseases using both both biomarker data from large scale cohort studies and more mechanistic experiments using in-vitro models of adipocyte development.

Boston Nutrition Obesity Research Center
10/01/2019 - 05/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDDK


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  1. Lee MJ, Pickering RT, Shibad V, Wu Y, Karastergiou K, Jager M, Layne MD, Fried SK. Impaired Glucocorticoid Suppression of TGFß Signaling in Human Omental Adipose Tissues Limits Adipogenesis and May Promote Fibrosis. Diabetes. 2019 03; 68(3):587-597.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30530781; PMCID: PMC6385749; DOI: 10.2337/db18-0955;
  2. Lin HP, Baghdasarian S, Singer MR, Mott MM, Bradlee ML, Pickering RT, Moore LL. Dietary Cholesterol, Lipid Levels, and Cardiovascular Risk among Adults with Diabetes or Impaired Fasting Glucose in the Framingham Offspring Study. Nutrients. 2018 Jun 14; 10(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29903989; PMCID: PMC6024517; DOI: 10.3390/nu10060770;
  3. Baghdasarian S, Lin HP, Pickering RT, Mott MM, Singer MR, Bradlee ML, Moore LL. Dietary Cholesterol Intake Is Not Associated with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in the Framingham Offspring Study. Nutrients. 2018 May 24; 10(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 29794966; PMCID: PMC6024792; DOI: 10.3390/nu10060665;
  4. Pickering RT, Lee MJ, Karastergiou K, Gower A, Fried SK. Depot Dependent Effects of Dexamethasone on Gene Expression in Human Omental and Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissues from Obese Women. PLoS One. 2016; 11(12):e0167337.View Related Profiles. PMID: 28005982; PMCID: PMC5179014; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167337;
  5. Singh M, Kaur R, Lee MJ, Pickering RT, Sharma VM, Puri V, Kandror KV. Fat-specific protein 27 inhibits lipolysis by facilitating the inhibitory effect of transcription factor Egr1 on transcription of adipose triglyceride lipase. J Biol Chem. 2014 May 23; 289(21):14481-7.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24742676; PMCID: PMC4031504; DOI: 10.1074/jbc.C114.563080;
  6. Lee MJ, Pickering RT, Puri V. Prolonged efficiency of siRNA-mediated gene silencing in primary cultures of human preadipocytes and adipocytes. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2014 Apr; 22(4):1064-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24307633; PMCID: PMC3968221; DOI: 10.1002/oby.20641;
  7. Ortinau LC, Nickelson KJ, Stromsdorfer KL, Naik CY, Pickering RT, Haynes RA, Fritsche KL, Perfield JW. Sterculic oil, a natural inhibitor of SCD1, improves the metabolic state of obese OLETF rats. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Feb; 21(2):344-52. PMID: 23404766
  8. Perfield JW, Ortinau LC, Pickering RT, Ruebel ML, Meers GM, Rector RS. Altered hepatic lipid metabolism contributes to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in leptin-deficient Ob/Ob mice. J Obes. 2013; 2013:296537. PMID: 23401753; PMCID: PMC3562693; DOI: 10.1155/2013/296537;
  9. Ortinau LC, Pickering RT, Nickelson KJ, Stromsdorfer KL, Naik CY, Haynes RA, Bauman DE, Rector RS, Fritsche KL, Perfield JW. Sterculic Oil, a Natural SCD1 Inhibitor, Improves Glucose Tolerance in Obese ob/ob Mice. ISRN Endocrinol. 2012; 2012:947323. PMID: 23209931; PMCID: PMC3504409; DOI: 10.5402/2012/947323;
  10. Nickelson KJ, Stromsdorfer KL, Pickering RT, Liu TW, Ortinau LC, Keating AF, Perfield JW. A comparison of inflammatory and oxidative stress markers in adipose tissue from weight-matched obese male and female mice. Exp Diabetes Res. 2012; 2012:859395. PMID: 22778716; PMCID: PMC3384924; DOI: 10.1155/2012/859395;

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In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Adipose tissue
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Disease
Nutritional Epidemiology

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