The biomedical research base spans clinical metabolism and nutrition, type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their macrovascular and microvascular complications, lipid homeostasis, adipose biology and energy metabolism, basic molecular and cellular biology, molecular endocrinology, islet biology and gene therapy. The research base can be categorized into four major areas: clinical diabetes research, basic and translational research, molecular endocrinology, and adipogenesis. The membership represents eight departments and multiple disciplines.