Obesity & Metabolism Program

 

The Obesity & Metabolism Program includes research on central and peripheral mechanisms controlling energy homeostasis. This highly integrated program includes basic and clinical researchers at multiple levels of inquiry dedicated to understanding energy balance. Areas of emphasis include the central, neuroendocrine regulation of feeding behavior/energy balance and the regulation of metabolism in peripheral tissues. The Program is comprised of a series of interrelated studies in model organisms ranging from flies and worms to mice and humans. Strong genetic studies in all organisms, including humans, help to define the underlying basis of energy balance and its dysregulation arising from and contributing to obesity, metabolic disorders, insulin resistance and diabetes.
 

Obesity and Metabolism Program Members and Research Activities:

Central Regulation of Energy Homeostasis

Nadav Ahituv, PhD

Kaveh Ashrafi, PhD

Holly Ingraham, PhD

Ying-Hui Fu, PhD

Lily Jan, PhD

Louis Ptacek, MD

Christian Vaisse, MD, PhD

Allison Xu, PhD
 

Peripheral Metabolism and Insulin Resistance

Frances Brodsky, PhD

Bob Farese, MD

David Gardner, MD

Ira Goldfine, MD

Carl Grunfeld, MD, PhD

Charles Harris, MD, PhD

Cynthia Kenyon, PhD

Suneil Koliwad, MD

Fred Schaufele, PhD

Keith Yamamoto, PhD

Jack Youngren, PhD
 

Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Wen-Chi Hsueh, MPH, PhD

Alka Kanaya, MD

Neil Risch, PhD

 

CENTER MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO ACKNOWLEDGE DRC CENTER GRANT (P30 DK063720) CONTRIBUTIONS WITH ‘THIS RESEARCH WAS SUPPORTED BY GRANTS X, Y FROM NIH P30 DK063720'.