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 Corvera, MD

Principal Investigator

- Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research
- Director, MSTP (MD-PhD) Program
- Director, Clinical Translational Research Pathway, School of Medicine
- Professor, Program in Molecular Medicine, UMass Chan Medical School

Her studies focus on human adipose tissue development and its relationship to whole body insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.

Dr. Corvera received her MD and MSc in Molecular Biology at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and was awarded a Fogarty International Fellowship to conduct postdoctoral studies in the United States.  She was faculty in the Department of Pathology at the University of Pennsylvania before moving to the newly formed Program in Molecular Medicine at UMass Chan Medical School.

In The News

ABC Boston WCVB: Understanding health benefits of "beige" fat

NBC TV-10 Providence: Good Fat vs. Bad Fat

Studying human fat tissue as a treatment for type 2 diabetes

$2.5M grant to advance potential therapy for Type 2 diabetes

Micheal Czech and Silvia Corvera

Corvera Lab is collaborating with Michael Czech, PhD to investigate whether technologies developed in their labs will harness beige fat’s ability to burn energy and accelerate metabolism in order to improve the body’s response to sugar and lower blood glucose levels.  LEARN MORE


MD-PhD Corvera