Metabolism is an interdisciplinary doctoral training in the molecular basis of biological processes as they relate to metabolic homeostasis, hormonal status and human disease.  The Committee works closely with the federal government sponsored Diabetes Research and Training Center, Digestive Disease Research Core Center, Training Program in Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, and the Clinical Research Center sponsored by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the NIH. There is also a very close affiliation of the CMMN with the Sleep Metabolism and Health Center, the Kovler Diabetes Center and the Sections of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine. Research topics include the following areas:

  • Insulin processing/secretion/signaling, diet and microbiome
  • Obesity studies in human and animal models
  • Genetics of diabetes
  • Sleep/circadian rhythms/metabolism
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Environmental endocrine disruptors and cancer metabolism