DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Holden T Maecker PhD Stanford University Stanford University
Dr. Maecker’s research has illuminated T cell response signatures and their association with protection from chronic pathogens and cancer. His lab has published a number of important papers on this topic, both alone and in collaboration with other groups. The mission of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center is to support basic and clinical research to discover, apply and translate science about diabetes and it complications, to improve health and wellness.
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.
Michael Sturek Michael Sturek PhD Indiana University Indiana University
The general aim of our research program is to understand cellular and molecular Ca signaling mechanisms for in vivo cardiovascular phenomena. 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.
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.
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.
Qizhi Tang Qizhi Tang PhD UCSF UCSF
The Tang lab focuses on translating knowledge on mechanisms of immune tolerance into novel therapeutics for treating autoimmune diabetes and preventing transplant rejection. 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.
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.
Jeffrey H Miner PhD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
A major interest of my laboratory is the role of basement membrane components in kidney function and disease, with particular emphasis on the glomerular basement membrane (GBM) as a component of the glomerular filtration barrier to albumin. 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.
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.
Kenneth W Dunn Kenneth W Dunn PhD Indiana University Indiana University
Dr. Dunn’s research addresses the development of advanced methods of quantitative optical microscopy, particularly intravital multiphoton microscopy. 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.
Peter Stock Peter Stock MD PhD UCSF UCSF
Peter Stock is Professor of Surgery and heads up the solid organ pancreas transplant program as well as pancreatic islet cell program. 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.
Norman Fleischer Norman Fleischer MD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Norman Fleischer is the Barkey Professor of Medicine, Director of Endocrinology, and Co-Director of the Diabetes Research Center of the Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine. 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.
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.
Seung K Kim Seung K Kim MD PhD Stanford University Stanford University
Seung K. Kim is Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology and, by courtesy, in the Department of Medicine (Oncology Division) at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1998. The mission of the Stanford Diabetes Research Center is to support basic and clinical research to discover, apply and translate science about diabetes and it complications, to improve health and wellness.
Ian Sweet Ian Sweet PhD University of Washington University of Washington
Dr. Sweet’s research focuses on regulation and impairment of insulin secretion in Type 2 Diabetes; pancreatic beta cell death; metabolic basis of inflammation and T cell calcium metabolism in Type 1 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.
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.

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.

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System-wide Benefits of Intermeal Fasting by Autophagy., Martinez-Lopez, Nuria, Tarabra Elena, Toledo Miriam, Garcia-Macia Marina, Sahu Srabani, Coletto Luisa, Batista-Gonzalez Ana, Barzilai Nir, Pessin Jeffrey E., Schwartz Gary J., et al. , Cell Metab, 2017 Dec 05, Volume 26, Issue 6, p.856-871.e5, (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
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