Stephen Young grew up in Topeka, Kansas and studied history at Princeton University. After obtaining a medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, he trained in internal medicine at UCSF and cardiology at UCSD. He did a postdoctoral research fellowship in lipid metabolism at UCSD with Dr. Joseph Witztum. After stints on the faculty at UCSD and UCSF (Gladstone Institutes), he moved to UCLA in 2004. Along with two UCLA faculty colleagues (Loren Fong and Anne Beigneux), he runs a research laboratory focused on plasma lipid metabolism and diseases of the nuclear envelope.

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We study basic mechanisms of plasma triglyceride metabolism and the function of nuclear lamins in health and disease.

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Section 42: Medical Physiology and Metabolism

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Section 41: Medical Genetics, Hematology, and Oncology