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Research Team

Dr. Neda Rasouli, M.D.

Rasoul.jpgDr. Rasouli received her MD degree from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran. Her internal medicine residency training was at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI and she completed her endocrinology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR, in 2002. Dr Rasouli joined the faculty of the University of Colorado, Denver in 2009. Dr. Rasouli is a physician and a translational researcher at the University of Colorado and Eastern Colorado Veterans Health Care System. Dr Rasouli has special interest in the management and treatment of patients with diabetes and metabolic disorders associated with obesity. Her research interests include studying the pathophysiology of insulin resistance particularly molecular mechanisms involved in adipose tissue inflammation and lipotoxicty associated with obesity and insulin resistance. Among the current projects in Dr Rasouli’s laboratory is an investigation on effects of different PPAR ligands on adipose tissue inflammation particularly the number and phenotype of macrophages resident in adipose tissue. In addition, Dr Rasouli is interested in the role of adipose tissue hypoxia in the pathogenesis of insulin resistance.


Chantal Underkofler, M.S.

Chantal Underkofler works as the Clinical Trials Study Coordinator


Sara Douglass, PA-C

DouglassSara3x4-32713.jpgSara Douglass received her Physician Assistant Certificate from the Univeristy of Colorado.