CMOD Center

Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease

About the Center

The Center for Metabolic Origins of Disease studies common diseases that have reached pandemic scale including obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications. We have established an exciting environment that promotes multi-disciplinary discovery research toward breakthrough preventive and therapeutic strategies.

Thematic Foci of the Center

microscope eyepiece
Fundamental discovery elucidate the pathophysiology of common metabolic diseases and corresponding cardiovascular complications.

scientist handles samples
Drug discovery technologies identify bioactive compounds and optimize lead candidates with the goal of identifying drug candidates.

beaker with purple swirling liquid
Translational studies move discovery toward new paradigms in patient care.


Cardiovascular Metabolism
Cardiovascular Metabolism Program
Investigating the body’s metabolism system is leading to novel targets and therapeutics aimed at cardiovascular disease.
Read more
illustration of interior of cell nucleus
Genomic Control of Metabolism Program
Genetic blueprints teach us how genetic, genomic and epigenetic mechanisms control physiology and metabolism in health and disease.
Read more
Integrative Metabolism Program
Integrative Metabolism Program
Fundamental and translational research in metabolism can help solve obesity-related diabetes and its complications.
Read more