Basic Research Centers and Cores

The Michigan Diabetes Research Center (MDRC) is a multidisciplinary unit of the University of Michigan funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH). The goal of the MDRC is to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary research among member investigators studying diabetes, its complications and related disorders.
 
The Michigan Nutrition Obesity Research Center (MNORC) is funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIH) and aims to identify improved methods for the prevention and treatment of obesity.
 
The Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) advances medical and biological research by providing researchers with standardized, high quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping services for mouse models of diabetes, diabetic complications, obesity and related metabolic diseases and conditions.
 
The George M. O'Brien Michigan Kidney Translational Core Center assists investigators and clinicians worldwide in kidney disease research, with a major focus on diabetic kidney disease. Core services are available to promote their basic, translational and clinical kidney disease research.
 
The Vision Research Core provides Kellogg Eye Center's vision researchers with the necessary resources to pursue cutting-edge research, focusing on diabetic eye disease. The Core acts as a central conduit for the exchange of information within the community of scientists and serves to promote collaboration and a multidisciplinary approach to vision research.