Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolism and Obesity Researchers

Dr Robert C and Veronica Atkins Professor of Metabolism
Professor of Internal Medicine
Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Director of the A Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at Michigan Medicine, Medical School
Professor of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health
 
Research
Molecular and cell biology of insulin resistance, lipid and glucose metabolism, nuclear hormone receptors and stem cell biology.
David F Bohr Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
Director, Michigan Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
 
Research
Hypothalamic control of energy and glucose homeostasis, neuropeptide gene expression, neural circuits underlying food reward 
John A Faulkner Collegiate Professor of Physiology, Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
 
Research
My lab’s goals are to investigate how adipocytes throughout the body develop, function, and interact with other cell types near and afar. We also strive to create a training environment that promotes rigorous pursuit of scientific truths and fosters the refinement of leadership and communication skills.

 

Director, Elizabeth Weiser Caswell Diabetes Institute
Director, Michigan Diabetes Research Center
Marilyn H Vincent Professor of Diabetes Research
Professor of Internal Medicine and Molecular and Integrative Physiology
 
Research
Leptin, hypothalamus, energy balance
Elif Oral, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine, Medical School
 
Research
Dr. Oral's research focuses on the importance of adipocytes in human metabolism and adipocyte hormones such as leptin. She is best known for her work showing the remarkable efficacy of leptin in rare lipodystrophy syndromes. These studies provided the basis for her current studies investigating the effects of leptin in treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Subramanium Pennathur, MD

Norman Radin Professor of Nephrology, Professor of Internal Medicine

Professor of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Medical School

Chief, Division of Nephrology

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Research

Oxidative stress, mass spectrometry, proteomics, systems biology, diabetic complications