DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Julian P Whitelegge Julian P Whitelegge PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA
Julian Whitelegge received his Ph.D. from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London in 1989 and became heavily involved in mass spectrometry research in the mid nineties. 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.
Matthias Hebrok Matthias Hebrok PhD UCSF UCSF
The main focus of our lab is to study the mechanisms that underlie mammalian pancreas organogenesis and pancreatic diseases, including diabetes and pancreatic cancer. The UC San Francisco (UCSF) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is one of only 16 research centers established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to accelerate basic and clinical research into diabetes.
Manami Hara Manami Hara PhD University of Chicago University of Chicago
Dr. Hara's research focuses on the identification and characterization of the cells that define the lineage that gives rise to the pancreatic beta cell. 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.
Rexford S Ahima Rexford S Ahima MD PhD Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland
Dr. Ahima is the Director of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Diabetes in the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing, and the leader of the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Initiative. The Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary diabetes and endocrinology research, and translates that research into programs that advance the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus by health care professionals.
Owen McGuinness PhD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University

Our studies focus on the regulation of hepatic and muscle glucose disposal during infection and inflammation. We examine its interaction with obesity and nutritional support. Our approach is to assess metabolism using a combination of tracer and arterio-venous difference techniques in conscious chronically catheterized conscious dogs and mice.

The Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC), is a NIH-sponsored Diabetes Center that facilitates the discovery, application, and translation of scientific knowledge to improve the lives of people with diabetes.
Mark O Goodarzi MD PhD UCSD-UCLA UCSD-UCLA

The laboratory of Mark O. Goodarzi, MD, PhD, seeks to identify genetic factors underlying conditions related to insulin resistance and the metabolic syndrome, using a population genetic approach.

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.
Joseph A Baur Joseph A Baur PhD University of Pennsylvania University of Pennsylvania
The Baur lab is interested in the basic mechanisms that lead to aging. Age is the most important risk factor for many of the diseases affecting Western society today, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disorders. 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.
Gary J Schwartz Gary J Schwartz PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Gary J. Schwartz, Ph.D., studies how the gut and the brain interact with each other to regulate food intake and associated metabolic processes. The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) comprises a vibrant, extensive, diverse, well-funded and highly productive program that provides the foundation for high-quality and cutting-edge research in diabetes and related studies in obesity, metabolism and endocrinology.
Gerald I Shulman Gerald I Shulman MD PhD Yale University Yale University
Dr. Shulman is the George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Cellular & Molecular Physiology and Physiological Chemistry at Yale University, where he serves as Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center and Director of the Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center. 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.
Michael German Michael German MD UCSF UCSF
Dr. German is the Associate Director and Clinical Director of the UCSF Diabetes Center, Director of the the Hillblom Islet Genesis Network and the UCSF NIH Diabetes Research Center (DRC). The UC San Francisco (UCSF) Diabetes Research Center (DRC) is one of only 16 research centers established by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to accelerate basic and clinical research into diabetes.
William V Tamborlane William V Tamborlane MD Yale University Yale University
William V. Tamborlane, MD, is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where he completed his residency in pediatrics before going to Yale as a postdoctoral fellow in pediatric endocrinology. 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.
Joseph Avruch Joseph Avruch MD PhD Boston Area Boston Area
Dr. Avruch is a Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School in the Department of Molecular Biology, and has been Chief of the Diabetes Unit in the department of Medicine at the MGH since 1979. 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.
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.
Jill P Crandall Jill P Crandall MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Crandall is Director of the Diabetes Clinical Trials Unit and co-director of the DRTC Clinical Research Facilitation Core. She is an experienced clinical investigator with a joint appointments in the Divisions of Endocrinology and Geriatrics. The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) comprises a vibrant, extensive, diverse, well-funded and highly productive program that provides the foundation for high-quality and cutting-edge research in diabetes and related studies in obesity, metabolism and endocrinology.
Andrew Wolfe Andrew Wolfe PhD Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland
The Andrew Wolfe Laboratory researches the development and functional regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis which controls reproduction. The Johns Hopkins University - University of Maryland Diabetes Research Center fosters collaborative, multidisciplinary diabetes and endocrinology research, and translates that research into programs that advance the diagnosis and management of diabetes mellitus by health care professionals.

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
Yale University Yale 
β Cells that Resist Immunological Attack Develop during Progression of Autoimmune Diabetes in NOD Mice., Rui, Jinxiu, Deng Songyan, Arazi Arnon, Perdigoto Ana Luisa, Liu Zongzhi, and Herold Kevan C. , Cell Metab, 2017 Mar 07, Volume 25, Issue 3, p.727-738, (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
T1DBase provides information on human type 1 diabetes loci based on genome build GRCh38. In October 2016, T1DBase merged with ImmunoBase, a web based resource focused on the genetics and genomics of immunologically related human diseases.