• Adipose Tissue Biology

    Adipose Tissue Biology


  • Maternal-Child


  • Neuroscience & Obesity

    Neuroscience & Obesity

  • Complications


  • Beta-Cell Biology

    Beta-Cell Biology

  • Behavior & Intervention

    Behavior & Intervention

  • Immunology & Type 1 Diabetes

    Immunology & Type 1 Diabetes

  • Research Highlights

  • 2015 ADA and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award

    Congratulations to Janos Peti-Peterdi, MD, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Biophysics director of the Multi-photon Imaging Core at USC as he has been awarded a prestigious 2015 American Diabetes Association and Boehringer Ingelheim Research Award: Kidney Disease and Renal Insufficiency in the

    Jun 22, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DORI researcher Katie Page MD has published a new study in PNAS

    DORI researcher, Katie Page, MD, has published a new study in PNAS “Differential effects of fructose versus glucose on brain and appetitive responses to food cues and decisions for food rewards.” Below is the link to the article: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/04/fructose-may-increase-cravings-for-high-calorie-foods/ Below

    May 14, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • DORI 2015 Symposium Weblink

    DORI’s symposium on Feb. 18th was recorded and can be viewed at the following link: http://keckmedia.usc.edu/Mediasite/Catalog/catalogs/dorisymposium

    Feb 23, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • In The News

  • Hunger Hormone in Infancy May Link to Lifelong Obesity Risk

    New study offers hope of future treatments to help prevent weight problems Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles reveal an unexpected role for ghrelin in early brain development and show its long-term impact on appetite

    Jan 27, 2015 | 0 comments | View Post

  • Sugar Linked to Memory Problems in Adolescent Rats

    Click below for USC News Release on Drs. Scott Kanoski collaborated work with Ted Hsu, Vaibhav Konanur, Lilly Taing, Ryan Usui, Brandon Kayser, and Michael Goran.  Sugar consumption led to memory problems and brain inflammation.  Studying rats as model subjects,

    Oct 08, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post

  • 2014 TOPS Research Achievement Award

    Congratulations to Michael Goran, PhD, Professor of Preventive Medicine, Director of the Childhood Obesity Research Center, and Co-Director of the Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute as he has been awarded a prestigious 2014 TOPS Research Achievement Award from the Obesity Society. http://www.obesity.org/about-us/2014-award-and-grant-recipients.htm 

    Jul 23, 2014 | 0 comments | View Post