Cross-sections of healthy (left) and failing (right) mouse hearts
beta-cell stained with insulin (green) and a Golgi marker (red), nucleas is blue

The FOE Diabetes Research Center is uniquely poised to become a premier research institute focused on advancing knowledge of the mechanisms of diabetes and complications through cutting-edge research. Learn more

E. Dale Abel, MD, PhD
Director, FOE Diabetes Research Center 


Learn more about the 90+ investigators spanning a wide variety of disciplines that comprise the membership of the FOE Diabetes Research Center.


Learn more about the cutting-edge diabetes research happening in the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center and the Metabolic Phenotyping Core.

Welcome Video

Brief video tour of the history and mission of the FOEDRC

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Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Robert V. Farese, Jr., MD

Monday, November 19, 2018, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Professor of Genetics & Complex Diseases, HSPH Professor of Cell Biology Associate Member, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Presentation: The skinny on fat:  Mechanisms and physiology of lipid synthesis and storage in lipid droplets

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Yumi Imai, MD

Monday, November 26, 2018, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

F.O.E. Professor, Diabetes Research Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism Department of Internal Medicine University of Iowa Presentation: Role of lipid droplets in health and function of pancreatic islets

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: James Ankrum, PhD

Monday, December 3, 2018, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering College of Engineering University of Iowa Presentation: Organoids for Obesity and Diabetes Research:  Opportunities and Obstacles