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