DIABETES RESEARCH CENTERS

Daniel S Ory MD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
Work in my laboratory focuses on identification and characterization of genes that function in the uptake, intracellular transport, and export of lipoprotein-derived cholesterol, and on gene programs that regulate cellular cholesterol balance. 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.
Laurie J Goodyear Laurie J Goodyear PhD MS Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
Work in the Goodyear lab has uncovered many of the basic mechanisms that underlie the effects of exercise on metabolism, and has successfully translated many of these findings into humans. 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.
Kevan Herold Kevan Herold MD Yale University Yale University
My background and research are in translational immunology. I am interested in understanding the basis for autoimmune diseases and developing new therapies based on our understanding of disease mechanisms. 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.
David Piston David Piston PhD Washington University in St Louis Washington University in St Louis
The main research focus of the Piston lab is the understanding of glucose-regulated hormone secretion from islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. 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.
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.
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.
Lori Laffel Lori Laffel MD MPH Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
Dr. Laffel focuses her research and clinical interests on preventing the late complications of type 1 diabetes and preserving the health, normal growth, development and family functioning of children, adolescents and young adults with diabetes. 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.
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.
Matthew J Tyska Matthew J Tyska MD Vanderbilt University Vanderbilt University
The overarching goal of the Tyska Laboratory is to understand how transporting epithelial cells assemble a functional apical surface. Intestinal epithelial cells in particular build one of the most elaborate apical specializations, an array of microvilli known as the brush border. 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.
Paul Harris Paul Harris PhD Columbia University Columbia University
Dr. Harris' research interests are in the non-invasive measurements of pancreatic insulin-producing cell (beta cell) mass using PET scan in type 1 diabetes and in other forms of diabetes. The Columbia University Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Center provides research support for investigators pursuing research on diabetes 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.
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.
Joel Habener Joel Habener MD Boston Area Boston Area
Dr. Habener is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician and Chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Endocrinology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. 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.
Irwin J Kurland MD PhD Albert Einstein College of Medicine Albert Einstein College of Medicine
My laboratory has developed stable isotope based flux phenotyping methodology based on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) to follow the “history” of glucose and other labeled substrates as they are exchanged between different organs or within the same organ. 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.
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.
Mary-Elizabeth Patti MD Joslin Diabetes Center Joslin Diabetes Center
The laboratory of Mary-Elizabeth Patti, MD focuses on mechanisms by which environmental or nutritional risk factors (e.g. obesity, prenatal and early postnatal nutrition) influence gene expression and metabolic function in tissues critical for insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance. 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.

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
NIDDK Center
The Centers for Diabetes Translation Research are part of an integrated program whose cores support and enhance diabetes type II translation research (e.g. bedside to practice and the community, dissemination and implementation science).
Diabetes Resource
The NKDEP Laboratory Working Group has launched the Creatinine Standardization Program to address inter-laboratory variation in creatinine assay calibration and provide more accurate estimates of GFR.