Welcome to the Tarling-Vallim Lab at UCLA!


We are interested in how cells and tissues adapt to changes in lipids in healthy and diseased states. 

The Tarling Lab is focused on uncovering molecular mechanisms involved in maintainng cholesterol trafficking and homeostasis in cardiopulmonary diseases.

The Vallim Lab is interested in identifying novel regulators of lipid metabolism in metabolic disease using a combination of global -omics and gene-targeted approaches.

July 2019 – We are excited to have our Bruins In Genomics students in the lab this summer. Welcome Tyler and Vivian!

June 2019 – Congratulations to postdoc Kelsey Jarrett on receiving the UCLA Vascular Biology T32 postdoctoral training grant!

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Featured Publication

Check out our most recent study, published in Nature, where we identify novel lipid biomarkers that predict the accumulation of pathological lipids in the livers of mice and humans.