Associate Professor, University of Washington
Dr. Hoofnagle’s laboratory focuses on using proteomic and metabolomic approaches to investigate the intersection of inflammation and lipid metabolism. His laboratory has built robust assays for the quantification of proteins in lipoproteins using targeted proteomic approaches to investigate the changes in the HDL proteome due to diabetes and obesity. They are pioneering the use of immunoaffinity peptide enrichment strategies of analyte-specific peptides from tryptic digests in the clinical analysis of low-abundance serum proteins. The laboratory has developed assays for small molecule analytes, including arginine, arginine metabolites, and vitamin D, which are being used in basic science and large-scale clinical studies. Several mouse models are being used to assess the importance of complement regulatory proteins in insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism. All of these studies are in collaboration with outstanding investigators from the University of Washington and elsewhere.