Department of Biology,
IK Barber School of Arts and Sciences
D.I.A.B.E.T.E.S Center is dedicated towards understanding the interconnection between metabolism, inflammation, oxidative stress and diet. Although the main focus is on obesity and/or diabetes, we also collaborate heavily with Dr. Deanna Gibson and her lab who are interested in inflammatory bowel disease. Her knowledge on the gut microbiota and immunity complements our expertise and goals in finding a common cure for several chronic metabolic, inflammatory diseases. The primary goal of this center is not to find a cure but to prevent the rapid rise in chronic diseases. As believers of preventative research, we believe that if there is no disease, we will not need a cure.