Obesity & Metabolism Program

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


Ahituv, Nadav
Akassoglou, Katerina
Ashrafi, Kaveh
Atabai, Kamran
Chawla, Ajay
Fraser, James
Fu, Ying-Hui
Gardner, David
Grunfeld, Carl
Ingraham, Holly
Kajimura, Shingo
Knight, Zachery
Koliwad, Suneil
Mulligan, Kathleen
Ptáček, Louis
Rao, Madhu
Stahl, Andreas
Tecott, Larry
Vaisse, Christian
Verdin, Eric
Wang, Biao
Weiss, Ethan
Xu, Allison
Yamamoto, Keith

 

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'.