Department of Medicine and the College
Ada Weinstock is an immunologist with a long-standing interest in obesity and its complications. Her training covers the fields of immunology, molecular biology, stem cells, and cardiovascular diseases. She aims to understand how weight loss influences immune responses, to heal obesity-related inflammation. She aims to leverage these findings to treat obesity-related diseases without the need for weight loss. She hopes to find treatments to retain the benefits of weight loss, even if individuals regain weight, with the overarching goal of healing metabolic inflammation independently of weight loss and preventing the dangers of weight regain.
Her work has appeared in such journals as eLife, Circulation Research, Malaria Journal, Immunometabolism, Methods in Molecular Biology, and Stem Cell Research & Therapy. Her research has been funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Weinstock received a bachelor of science degree in life science from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master of science degree in molecular biology from the Weizmann Institute of Science, where she also completed her PhD. She was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association.