The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine for the Prevention of Human Diseases

The Center for Diabetes and Obesity Research

Metabolic and Degenerative Disease focuses on noninsulin-dependent diabetes, the most common form of the disease affecting our population today. By investigating the genes responsible for risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, we may provide physicians with the new tools to help diagnose and treat diabetes long before debilitating complications can arise, or even before the disease itself can strike.

By investigating the development of the brain and the entire nervous system, we hope to discover the genetic and molecular causes of neurodegenerative diseases, including various forms of dementia such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis.