Mario Kratz

Appointments and Affiliations

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Public Health Sciences Division
Cancer Prevention Program
Assistant Member, Appointed: 2007
University of Washington
School of Medicine
Medicine
Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2009
University of Washington
School of Public Health
Epidemiology
Research Assistant Professor, Appointed: 2008
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Mailing Address

Mail Stop M4-B402
1100 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, Washington 98109-1024
United States

Contact

Phone: (206) 667-7362
Fax: (206) 667-5977
mkratz@fhcrc.org

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Bonn, Nutrition Sciences, 2001.
M.Sc., University of Bonn, Nutrition Sciences, 1996.

Research Interests

The main interest of my group is the relationship between diet, obesity, and diseases associated with obesity. More specifically, we are investigating the molecular, metabolic, and cellular mechanisms by which increased adiposity is linked to disease, and how these processes are affected by diet.

One major focus lies on obesity-associated adipose tissue inflammation. We are interested in the cell types that infiltrate human adipose tissue, and the relationship of the resulting chronic low-grade inflammation to insulin resistance and glucose intolerance. We conduct human clinical studies to understand the effect of selected dietary factors on chronic low-grade adipose tissue and systemic inflammation.

Languages

(Reading, Writing, Speaking)

English: (Fluent, Fluent, Fluent)
German: (Fluent, Fluent, Fluent)

Memberships

American Diabetes Association
American Society for Nutrition

Previous Positions

2003-2007, Post-doctoral fellow, University of Washington, Medicine, Metabolism, Endocrinology & Nutrition
2001-2003, Post-doctoral fellow, Leibnitz-Institute of Arteriosclerosis Research
1997-2001, Ph.D. student, Leibnitz-Institute of Arteriosclerosis Research, Muenster, Germany

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): NHLBI R21: Dietary Fructose and Low-Grade Inflammation, $513,545, 2011 to 2013.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH): NCI R21: Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Estrogen Synthesis, $433,277, 2010 to 2012.
  • American Diabetes Association: Clinical/Translational Research Award: Inflammatory Dendritic Cells in Adipose Tissue Inflammation and Insulin Resistance, $560,000, 2009 to 2012.

Recent Publications

2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2005
2004
2003