Disease, Systems, Pathways

Working to better understand the pathogenesis of diabetes

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Diabetes is our primary area of disease focus. We are working to better understand the  pathogenesis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Our goal is to translate this knowledge into novel therapies, while also looking to expand into other diseases that share common systems and pathways.

Our diabetes researchers are catalysts for collaborations between academia and industry, and constantly strive to expand connections with other research centers and businesses in Indiana, throughout the US and around the world. These relationships will help us to create new tools to better understand disease, develop novel therapies and continue building a strong scientific network.

You can learn more about our disease, systems and pathways work and technologies here:

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  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis School of Science
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • University of Notre Dame