Cornell University , Chemistry
Medical School
Duke University (1990), Medicine

Research Interest

  • Evolution
  • Fat Biology
  • Metabolism
  • Stem Cell


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Adenine nucleotide biosynthesis and AMPK regulate adult life span and the longevity benefit of caloric restriction in flies.
Stenesen D, Suh JM, Seo J, Yu, K, Lee KS, Kim JS, Min KJ, and Graff JM Cell Metabolism 2013 17 101-112
Wnt activation in adipose progenitors promotes insulin-independent muscle glucose uptake.
Zeve D, Seo J, Suh JM, Stenesen D, Tang W, Berglund ED, Wan Y, Williams LJ, Lim A, Martinez MJ, McKay RM, Millay DP, Olson EN, Graff JM Cell Metabolism 2012 15 492-504
SnapShot: Adipocyte Life Cycle.
Jiang Y, A-Young J, Graff JM Cell 2012 150 234-
TZDs regulate adipose lineage dynamics.
Tang W, Zeve D, Seo J, Jo A-Y, and Graff JM Cell Metabolism 2011 14 116-122
Fighting Fat with Fat: The Expanding Field of Adipose Stem Cells.
Zeve D, Tang, W, Graff JM Cell Stem Cell 2009 5 472-481
White Fat Progenitors Reside in the Adipose Vasculature
Tang W, Zeve D, Suh JM, Bosnakovski D, Kyba M, Hammer R, Tallquist MD, Graff JM Science 2008
Adipose is a conserved dosage-sensitive anti-obesity gene.
Suh JM, Zeve D, McKay RM, Seo J, Salo Z, Li R, Wang M, and Graff JM Cell Metabolism 2007 Vol 6 195-207
C. elegans: a model for exploring the genetics of fat storage.
McKay RM, McKay JP, Avery L, and Graff JM Developmental Cell 2003 4 131-142
Casein Kinase I transduces Wnt signals
Peters JM, McKay RM, McKay JP, and Graff JM Nature 1999 401 345-350
Smad3 mutant mice develop metastatic colorectal cancer
Zhu, Y, Richardson, JA, Parada, LF, and Graff, JM Cell 1998 94 703-714

Honors & Awards

  • 105th Le Concours International de Roses Nouvelles de Bagatelle
  • Association for American Physicians
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation
  • American Cancer Society Research Scholar
  • Beavercreek Hall of Fame
  • American Cancer Society Scholar Award
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
  • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Research Award
  • Charles E. Culpeper Medical Scholar Award
  • Diplomat American Board of Internal Medicine