Each tiny red dot in this image represents a package of insulin ready to be sent out of the pancreas (Stephens Lab photo).
Abnormal mitochondrial structure in hearts of mouse model of type I diabetes (Abel lab)

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.

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Brief video tour of the history and mission of the FOEDRC

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Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Matthew Potthoff, PhD

Monday, February 24, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Matthew J. Potthoff, PhD Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology Director of Molecular Medicine PhD Program University of Iowa Presentation: TBD

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Seminar: Andrew Norris, MD, PhD

Monday, March 2, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Andrew Norris, MD, PhD  Director (interim), Pediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes Professor of Biochemistry Professor of Pediatrics - Endocrinology and Diabetes  Presentation: TBD 

Frontiers in Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism: Tianqing Peng, PhD

Monday, March 9, 2020, 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Tianqing Peng, PhD Associate Professor, ScientistPathology and Laboratory MedicineVictoria Research LaboratoriesWestern University, CanadaPresentation: Title forthcoming