About Us

The Columbia University Diabetes Research Center provides research support for investigators pursuing research on diabetes and metabolic disorders. The DRC provides a central support structure to foster collaboration among investigators working in the areas of diabetes, immunology, transplantation, obesity and arteriosclerosis/lipid research and supports their activities by providing shared core resources, funding for pilot/feasibility studies and a common intellectual environment.

DRC members have access to Core facilities to support their research activities. The Columbia DRC provides core services in five areas of research:

  1. Hormone & Metabolite
  2. Flow Cytometry
  3. Histopathology
  4. Animal Phenotyping


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 activitiesand scientific interactions to foster a collegial approach to diabetes research.

  • Seminar Series
  • Core Services 
  • Apply for a Pilot Grant
  • NBDC