DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Jonathan S Bogan Jonathan S Bogan Yale University Yale University
Dr. Bogan’s research seeks to understand how glucose uptake is regulated in fat and muscle cells. In these cell types, insulin causes glucose transporters to move from internal membranes to the cell surface. The Yale Diabetes Research Center (DRC) was established in the spring of 1993 with the goal of promoting research in diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders at the university.
Kieren Mather Kieren Mather MD Indiana University Indiana University
Dr Mather’s research focuses on metabolic dysfunction in diabetes and pre diabetic obesity in humans, and how this metabolic dysfunction influences cardiac and vascular function. The mission of the new, integrated Indiana Diabetes Research Center (IDRC) is to foster knowledge, support training, and promote basic and translational research in diabetes and related metabolic disorders, and their complications.
Rebecca Hull-Meichle Rebecca Hull-Meichle PhD University of Washington University of Washington
My research focuses on cellular mechanisms underlying islet secretory dysfunction and loss of beta-cell mass in diabetes. The University of Washington (UW) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) at the University of Washington is one of 16 Diabetes Research Centers sponsored by the National Institutes of Health to promote basic, translational, and clinical research on diabetes and related metabolic disorders.
Martin G Myers Jr MD PhD University of Michigan University of Michigan
Dr. Myers’ research focuses on the processes that enable the body to respond normally to insulin, and how problems in these pathways contribute to the development of insulin resistance and diabetes. The goal of the Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) is to establish, promote, and enhance multidisciplinary and collaborative basic biomedical and clinical research among member investigators studying diabetes, its complications, and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.
Andrea L Hevener Andrea L Hevener PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
Dr. Hevener received her PhD from USC in 1998 in kinesiology and physiology and biophysics and performed a fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at UC San Diego from 1998 to 2002. The overall mission of the UCSD-UCLA DRC is to foster research in theprevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, and to improve the lives of patients suffering from this devastating disease.
Graeme Bell Graeme Bell PhD University of Chicago University of Chicago
Dr. Bell’s research focuses on the genetics of diabetes mellitus. Ongoing studies in his laboratory include the genetics of type 2 diabetes in the Mexican American population of Starr County, Texas. The University of Chicago Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) provides resources for the support and coordination of the research and training activities in diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders of a large and growing number of independently funded but highly interactive investigators.
George L King George L King MD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
My laboratory studies the mechanism by which hyperglycemia and insulin resistance are causing diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and cardiovascular diseases. Since its inception in 1898, the primary mission of the Joslin Diabetes Center has been to care for people with diabetes, and conduct research to provide new knowledge about diabetes and its complications that will lead to new treatments, prevention and/or cure of these disorders.
Leslie J Raffel MD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
Dr. Raffel's research focuses on delineation of the genetic basis of susceptibility to common adult-onset diseases, including Type 2 (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus and its complications, hypertension and coronary artery disease. The overall mission of the UCSD-UCLA DRC is to foster research in theprevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, and to improve the lives of patients suffering from this devastating disease.
Jean E Schaffer Jean E Schaffer MD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
The goals of our work are to characterize the fundamental cellular mechanisms of metabolic stress from substrate excess, and to understand how this process contributes to diabetes complications. TThe mission of the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is to support and enhance research in diabetes and related metabolic diseases.
Raimund I Herzog Raimund I Herzog MD MHS Yale University Yale University
Dr. Herzog’s laboratory is focused on characterizing and preventing its central nervous complications. He uses state-of-the-art technologies to define the impact of diabetes and intensive insulin treatment on brain metabolism and cognition. The Yale Diabetes Research Center (DRC) was established in the spring of 1993 with the goal of promoting research in diabetes and related metabolic and endocrine disorders at the university.
Dennis Brown Dennis Brown PhD Boston Area Boston Area
Dennis Brown is a Ph. D. cell biologist who specializes in the use of state-of-the art fluorescence imaging and electron microscopy techniques to follow and dissect physiologically-relevant membrane protein trafficking events in epithelial and non-epithelial cells. The Boston Area Diabetes Endocrinology Research Center is a consortium of laboratory-based and clinical investigators whose efforts are directed toward addressing many of the major research questions bearing on the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment and cure of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Remi J Creusot Remi J Creusot PhD Columbia University Columbia University
Dr. Remi Creusot is an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine and principal investigator at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology and the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center. The Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center provides research support for investigators pursuing research on diabetes and metabolic disorders.
Richard E Ostlund Jr MD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
Dr. Richard Ostlund is a professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Dr. Ostlund is an acknowledged leader in the field of human cholesterol measurement specializing in general endocrinology, lipid metabolism, diabetes, thyroid disease and nutrition. TThe mission of the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is to support and enhance research in diabetes and related metabolic diseases.
Pamela L Mellon PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
We are interested in how the brain controls reproduction through the neuroendocrine system with emphases on development, hormone signaling, gene expression, circadian rhythm, and mouse models of human disease. The overall mission of the UCSD-UCLA DRC is to foster research in theprevention and treatment of diabetes and its complications, and to improve the lives of patients suffering from this devastating disease.
W Timothy Garvey W Timothy Garvey MD University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Garvey laboratory is interested in the molecular, metabolic, and genetic basis of type 2 diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, and obesity. The Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRC) focuses on developing new methods to treat, prevent, and ultimately cure diabetes and its complications.
Mitchell A Lazar MD PhD University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania
The Lazar laboratory is studying the transcriptional regulation of metabolism. We are particularly focused on the role played by nuclear receptors. The Penn Diabetes Research Center participates in the nationwide inter-disciplinary program established over forty years ago by the NIDDK to foster research and training in the areas of diabetes and related endocrine and metabolic disorders.

Diabetes Centers Overview

Diabetes Centers

NIDDK Diabetes Centers

The NIDDK-supported Diabetes Research Centers (DRCs) are part of an integrated program of diabetes and related endocrinology and metabolism research. NIDDK’s Diabetes Centers program supports extramural research institutions that have established an existing base of high-quality, diabetes-related research. Centers provide increased, cost effective collaboration among multidisciplinary groups of investigators at institutions with an established, comprehensive research base in diabetes and related areas of endocrinology and metabolism. DRCs are intended to improve the quality and multidisciplinary nature of research on diabetes by providing shared access to specialized technical resources and expertise. DRCs are intended to facilitate progress in research with the goal of developing new methods to treat, prevent and ultimately cure diabetes mellitus and its complications.

In the Spotlight

Pilot & Feasibility Study
Center Publication
Indiana University Indiana 
Lack of liver glycogen causes hepatic insulin resistance and steatosis in mice., Irimia, Jose M., Meyer Catalina M., Segvich Dyann M., Surendran Sneha, DePaoli-Roach Anna A., Morral Núria, and Roach Peter J. , J Biol Chem, 2017 06 23, Volume 292, Issue 25, p.10455-10464, (2017)
NIDDK Center
The mission of the National Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Centers is to advance medical and biological research by providing the scientific community with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping services for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity and related disorders.
Diabetes Resource
Look AHEAD (Action For Health in Diabetes) is a multi-center randomized clinical trial to examine the effects of a lifestyle intervention designed to achieve and maintain weight loss over the long term through decreased caloric intake and exercise.