Our Scientists

At Kovler, more than 150 scientists work toward novel treatments, prevention and even potential cures for type 1 and 2 diabetes, obesity, and diabetic complications.

Researchers at Kovler translate scientific discoveries into pediatric and adult diabetes clinical care.

With 25 principal investigators affiliated with Kovler, and an NIH-funded Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC) in house, advances in basic and clinical medicine proliferate in a progressive, multidisciplinary environment.

In addition to the DRTC, Kovler is tied to the Committee on Molecular Metabolism & Nutrition (CMMN), a specialized graduate education program focusing on how metabolism relates to human disease. Together with the DRTC and CMMN, Kovler is training the next generation of diabetes and obesity researchers.

Faculty Research Areas

Clinical Research

Arshiya Baig, MD, MPH
George L. Bakris, MD

Deborah Burnet, MD
Marshall H. Chin, MD

Eugene Chang, MD
Suzanne Conzen, MD
David A. Ehrmann, MD
Elbert Huang, MD
Dorit Koren, MD
Lisa Letourneau, MPH
Vivek Prachand, MD

Genetics & Epidemiology

Graeme Bell, PhD
Nancy J. Cox, PhD
Siri Atma W. Greeley, MD, PhD
Rochelle Naylor, MD
Anna Di Rienzo, PhD
Xiaoxi Zhuang


Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD
Alexander Chervonsky, MD, PhD
Anita Chong, PhD
Bana Jabri, MD, PhD
Yang-Xin Fu, MD, PhD

Islet Biology

Manami Hara, PhD
Louis H. Philipson, MD, PhD, FACP
Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD
Brian Roman, PhD
Donald F. Steiner, MD
Barton Wicksteed, PhD

Signal Transduction

Matthew Brady, PhD
Ronald Cohen, MD
Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD


Matthew Brady, PhD
Christopher Carmean
Ronald Cohen, MD
Dianne Deplewski, MD
David A. Ehrmann, MD
Yanchun Li, PhD
Kay Macleod, PhD
Robert Sargis, MD, PhD


Silvana Pannain, MD
Esra F. Tasali, MD
Eve Van Cauter, PhD

Stem Cell Biology & Development

Manami Hara, PhD
Victoria Prince, PhD
Christopher J. Rhodes, PhD

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