Christopher Bang Newgard
W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Professor of Nutrition in the School of Medicine

Over its 16 year history, our laboratory has investigated mechanisms of metabolic regulation and fuel homeostasis in mammalian systems. Major projects include: 1) Mechanisms involved in regulation of insulin secretion from pancreatic islet β-cells by glucose and other metabolic fuels; 2) Development of methods for protection of β-cells against immune-mediated damage; 3) Studies on spatial organization and regulation of systems controlling hepatic glucose balance; 4) Studies on the mechanisms involved in lipid-induced impairment of insulin secretion and action in diabetes.

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  • 300 North Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701
  • Duke Box 104775, Durham, NC 27710

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