John S. McIlhenny Botanical Research Laboratory

RESEARCH FOCUS

The primary mission of our laboratory is to study the cellular mechanisms operative in insulin-sensitive tissues that contribute to the development of insulin resistance on a wholebody level in humans. In addition, our goal is to evaluate phytochemicals that may prove valuable in addressing the underlying pathophysiologic parameters contributing to obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes.
The primary mission of the Diabetes and Nutrition laboratory is to study the cellular mechanisms contributing to the development of insulin resistance in humans. In addition, their goal is to evaluate the clinical effect and mechanism of action by which dietary factors modulate insulin resistance.

FACULTY

William Cefalu, M.D.
Zhong Wang, M.D.