Christopher Axelrod

Christopher Axelrod

Director of Translational Services
Integrated Physiology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory
Pennington Biomedical Research Center


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Christopher Axelrod is the Director of Translational Services and Co-Director of the Integrated Physiology and Molecular Medicine Laboratory at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mr. Axelrod relocated to Pennington Biomedical from the Cleveland Clinic in 2018 after 3 years of clinical-translational research training under the mentorship of Dr. John Kirwan. His research applies a bioenergetic lens to understand the pathogenesis of complex metabolic diseases such as insulin resistance, obesity, and type 2 diabetes, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and cancer. Furthermore, his work employs bench to bedside designs in order to translate research findings into clinically relevant observations that serve as the basis for developing novel therapeutic strategies.