The Columbia University Diabetes Research Center provides research support for investigators pursuing research on diabetes and metabolic disorders. The DRC fosters collaboration among investigators working in the areas of diabetes, immunology, transplantation, obesity, regenerative/cell-based therapies, and arteriosclerosis/lipid research and supports their activities by providing shared core resources, funding for pilot/feasibility studies, and a common intellectual environment.
The Columbia DRC provides members with access to an advanced set of shared technical Core Facilities. Non-members should contact individual Core Directors to inquire as to service availability to non-members.
DRC members have access to Core facilities to support their research activities. The Columbia DRC provides core services in four areas of research:
- Translational Biomarkers Analytical Core
- Cytometry and Cell Sorting Core
- Advanced Tissue Pathology and Immunohistochemistry Core
- Mouse Metabolic Function and Phenotyping Core
Core services are provided on a fee-for-service basis.
In addition, the DRC provides for financial support through the pilot/feasibility program. More importantly, the DRC is committed to supporting all members through program enrichment activities and scientific interactions to foster a collegial approach to diabetes research.