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Center for Metabolic and Vascular Biology

Bridging the gap between clinical and basic science in order to better understand diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Through collaborative efforts, the Center for Metabolic Biology is striving to not only discover the mechanisms involved in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease, but to extend that knowledge to the bedside and the community in order to improve the lives of countless people.

Mission Statement

To create, apply, and disseminate new knowledge of the mechanisms responsible for the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in an interdisciplinary environment that brings together basic scientists with physician investigators.

Research Focus

The Center for Metabolic Biology's primary areas of research are:

  • Inflammatory Processes
  • Insulin Signaling
  • Mitochondrial Biology
  • Vascular Biology
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Adipocyte Biology

Sources of Funding for the Center for Metabolic Biology

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Heart Association
  • ASU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Arizona Board of Regents
  • Arizona Biomedical Research Commission
  • Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Milheim Foundation