We investigate the ability of insulin to regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating the uptake of sugar (i.e. glucose) into muscle cells. This process is often impaired in individuals with a suboptimal lifestyle, but can be readily approved via changes in physical activity and diet. We employ numerous techniques to better understand the role of muscle as a regulator of blood sugar levels through research studies in humans and model systems.
Below you can learn more about our research capabilities.
In collaboration with Samaritan Athletic Medicine (SAM), we study human research participants in a fully-supported clinical setting. An abbreviated list of our resources and capabilities includes:
We employ model systems to investigate mechanisms that cannot be studied in humans; these include murine and culture-based models. An abbreviated list of our model system resources and capabilities includes:
Samples we generate are analyzed using multiple platforms and techniques; this includes ex vivo mitochondrial respiration assays to lipid isolation and analysis. An abbreviated list of our analysis capabilities and equipment includes: