Dr. Christopher Glass received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from UCSD in 1984 and then completed his internship and residency in Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He returned to UCSD for fellowship training in Endocrinology and Metabolism and then joined the UCSD faculty. He is currently Professor of Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UCSD and Adjunct Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Sciences. Dr. Glass has had a long-standing interest in elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which sequence specific transcription factors, co-activators and co-repressors regulate the development and function of macrophages in the context of metabolic and neurodegenerative disease. His most recent studies have used a combination of genetics and genomics to define general molecular mechanisms underlying the selection and function of transcriptional regulatory elements that establish macrophage identity and cell-specific responses to diverse signaling inputs.