At MON Lab we combine unique biological, physiological and nutritional techniques to investigate and understand the underlying effects of obesity that contribute to weight gain and disease. When it comes to treatment and disease prevention, what works for one person might not work for another. We want to know what makes an individual with obesity unique. Our focus is in linking how molecules and cells in the blood and tissue interact with the whole body to contribute to the variations in outcomes of treatment and chronic disease prevention. In doing so, we will be able to use this knowledge to improve treatment of obesity and its related diseases. The results from our studies will promote the development of better public health interventions, from disease prevention to management. Our main goals are to determine what makes obesity pathology different between individuals and how we can account for these differences, in order to focus on the best treatments. We want to give people afflicted with obesity a chance to maintain and regain a healthy state.