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EDM Faculty Research Projects

Faculty research projects available for student and resident participation:

  1. Central mechanisms regulating metabolism - Mentor: Dr. Rexford Ahima

  2. The mechanism by which insulin regulates hepatic metabolism - Mentor: Dr. Morris Birnbaum

  3. Regulation of lipolysis in fat cells - Mentor: Dr. Morris Birnbaum

  4. The origins of selective insulin resistance - Mentor: Dr. Morris Birnbaum

  5. Using Drosophila melanogaster as a tool for modeling Type 2 diabetes mellitus - Mentor: Dr. Morris Birnbaum

  6. Subclinical hypothyroidism in the elderly - Mentor: Dr. Anne Cappola

  7. Ghrelin and resistance training in frailty - Mentor: Dr. Anne Cappola

  8. New roles of recombinant TSH in diagnosis and treatment of thyroid cancer - Mentor: Dr. Susan Mandel

  9. The "T trial" of testosterone replacement in elderly men - Mentor: Dr. Peter Snyder

  10. Mechanisms regulating beta cell survival and proliferation - Mentor: Dr. Doris Stoffers

  11. Resistin in insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease - Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Lazar

  12. Genetic determinants of human adipose responses to PPARg agonists - Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Lazar

  13. Circadian regulation of metabolism - Mentor: Dr. Mitchell Lazar

  14. Effect of Exenatide, Sitagliptin or Glimepiride on Functional B-Cell Mass in Early Type 2 Diabetes -Mentor: Dr. Michael Rickels

  15. Islet Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetic Kidney Allograft Recipients - Mentor: Dr. Michael Rickels

  16. Islet Cell Transplantation in Type 1 Diabetes - Mentor: Dr. Michael Rickels

  17. Effect of Real-Time Continuous Glucose Monitoring on Glucose Counterregulation in Long Standing Type 1 Diabetes - Mentor: Dr. Michael Rickels

  18. The Type 1 Diabetes Exchange Clinic-based Registry Network and Ancillary Study: Residual C-peptide in Patients with Type 1 Diabetes - Mentor: Dr. Michael Rickels

  19. Characterization of Insulin and Incretin Secretion in Postpubertal Adolescents and Adults with Cystic Fibrosis - A Pilot Study - Mentor: Dr. Michael Rickels