Publications and Presentations



December 2021- Our article "Cardiac resident macrophages prevent fibrosis and stimulate angiogenesis" (Revelo et al.), a partnership with the van Berlo lab, is featured in the cover of Circulation Research.

November 2021 - In collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, we published a review entitled "Emerging Roles of T Cells in the Pathogenesis of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis and Hepatocellular Carcinoma" (Hirsova et al.) in Frontiers in Endocrinology.

June 2021 - Our group's research (Fredrickson et al.) is published in Molecular Metabolism: Exercise of high intensity ameliorates hepatic inflammation and the progression of NASH.  

March 2021 - The laboratory (Barrow et al.) publishes 2 articles in Hepatology: "Microbiota-driven activation of intrahepatic B cells aggravates NASH" and "The emerging role of B cells in the pathogenesis of NAFLD (review)". This work is featured in the cover of Hepatology.

Hep Cover

February 2021 - Fanta presents at the Virtual Keystone Symposia: Integrating Metabolism and Immunity

February 2021 - Gavin presents at the Virtual Keystone Symposia: New Insights into the Biology of Exercise

June 2020 - Dr. Revelo Presents at the Diabetes and Metabolism seminar for Frontiers in Obesity

March 2020 - Gavin presents at the Keystone Symposia: New insights into the biology of exercise

February 2020 - Fanta presents at the Keystone Symposia: Obesity and NAFLD: mechanisms and therapeutics

November 2019 - Gustavo presents at ABCRSM

July 2019 - Fanta presents at the IBP Cardiopalooza 11th annual cardiovascular retreat

July 2018 - Dr. Revelo speaks at the IBP Cardiopalooza 10th annual cardiovascular retreat

May 2018 - Gavin presents at the 2nd annual IBP Undergraduate Research Symposium

Grants, Awards, and Conferences

Xavier presenting at Cardiopalooza

March 2022 - Dr. Revelo is named a University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grand Assistant Professor

November 2021 - Dr. Revelo is named a 2022 Keystone Symposia Fellow

February 2021 - The lab receives its second R01 (MPI with Dr. Jop van Berlo) from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

January 2021 - Maya receives a scholarship from the undergraduate research opportunity project

September 2020 - Dr. Revelo and Haiguang receive a 2020 American Association of Immunologists Careers in Immunology Fellowship

January 2020 - The lab receives funding from the Bianco Seed Fund

December 2019 - Katrina receives a scholarship from the undergraduate research opportunity project (UROP) 

November 2019 -  Dr. Revelo attends the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) conference in Boston

July 2019 - The lab receives its first R01 from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

July 2019 - Dr. Revelo attends the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in California

January 2018 - Dr. Revelo attends the NAFLD Keystone Symposia in Santa Fe, NM 

Hangouts and New Members

Lab 2021

May 2021 - Our laboratory gets together in person for the first time in a year.

September 2020 - Preethy Parthiban joins the lab as a Ph.D. student

August 2020 - Haiguang Wang joins the lab as a postdoc

July 2020 - Maya (undergraduate researcher) joins the lab

December 2019 - The lab enjoys dinner to finish the year

August 2019 - Sacha Roberts joins the lab as a postdoc

July 2019 - The lab celebrates its first R01 with a potluck of diverse foods

June 2019 - The lab visits the Mall of America to see Aladin and gets wings to kick-off summer

June 2019 - Saad Khan, Gustavo Serrano, and Katrina Dietsche join the lab

October 2018 - Gavin Fredrickson joins the lab

May 2018 - Fanta Burrow joins the lab as a Researcher 1 and was accepted as a Ph.D. student in October 2019

March 2018 - The lab begins in the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Invited Speakers

John Thyfault

September 2021 - Dr. Slava Epelman, U of Toronto

October 2020 - Dr. Michael Karin, UCSD

October 2020 - Dr. Anna Mae Diehl, Duke University

October 2019 - Dr. John Thyfault, University of Kansas

April 2019 - Dr. Robert Schwabe, University of Columbia

April 2019 - Dr. Harmeet Malhi, Mayo Clinic


Gavin Keystone

Gavin awarded Lifson/Johnson Memorial Award for excellence in teaching

In addition to his work in the Revelo Lab, Gavin has been a teaching assistant for human physiology for 4 semesters. During his time, he has helped countless students and become an outlet for professors and his fellow TAs. The Revelo lab is extremely proud of Gavin's commitment to educating his peers inside and outside of the lab.


Lab Meetings

Weekly Zoom Lab Meetings 

The Revelo lab is holding weekly online lab meetings to keep the group connected. Each week, an individual presents their data or prepares a paper for journal club. The Williams lab, in the Center for Immunology, as well as various collaborators, join to present data and provide insights at these meetings.

Gustavo ABRCMS

Gustavo wins best presenter at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students

The Revelo Lab hosted its first life sciences summer undergraduate research (LSSURP) student this summer, Gustavo Serrano. Gustavo spent the summer researching the effects of B cells on NAFLD progression. His research won him best presenter for his poster at the California conference. 

Lab Run

The Revelo Lab Weekly Runs 

In order to fully embrace the metabolic research taking place, the lab started a weekly 5k run/walk. The lab ran to the historic stone arch bridge and took in the sights of the beautiful Minneapolis skyline. Each member pushed one another to keep going, with lots of fun along the way.