Oleg Varlamov, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Oregon National Primate Research Center
  • Assistant Professor of Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine


Dr. Oleg Varlamov, M.D., Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Metabolic Health & Disease at the Oregon National Primate Research Center. Dr. Varlamov holds a degree in medical biochemistry from Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University and a doctorate in molecular pharmacology from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his postdoctoral training at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the laboratory of James Rothman, Ph.D. Since 2009, Dr. Varlamov has been a faculty member at the ONPRC, where his research centers on adipose tissue function in both healthy and diseased states. A significant focus of his work is delving into the consequences of maternal obesity on fetal development and hematopoiesis. Dr. Varlamov's research contributions extend to unraveling the intricate role of sex hormones in adipose tissue function and investigating how dietary factors impact physiological aspects related to conditions like obesity.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1993, Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University
    • Ph.D., 1998, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Areas of interest

  • Obesity and immune system
  • Adipose tissue structure and function
  • Fetal programming and hematopoiesis
  • Hyperandrogenemia and PCOS



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