Christopher Bang Newgard

Christopher Bang Newgard
W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Professor of Nutrition in the School of Medicine
CMB - Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Third Year Mentor - Cardiovascular Study Program (CVS)
Third Year Mentor - Epidemiology and Public Health Study Program (EPH)
Third Year Mentor - Global Health Study Program (GHSP)
Campus mail: 300 North Duke Street, Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 668-6059

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.

Education and Training

  • University of Texas at Dallas, Ph.D. 1984

Selected Grants and Awards

Publications

Cell lines derived from pancreatic islets.

The islets of Langerhans play a major role in control of metabolic fuel homeostasis. The rapid increase in incidence of diabetes worldwide has spurred renewed interest in islet cell biology.

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