My research is focused in the area of diabetes and obesity and related degenerative diseases and includes:
Investigations of the effects of nutrients, hormones and pharmacological agents on pancreatic islet cell function/dysfunction and secretion of islet hormones.
Regulation and dysfunction of gut and islet hormone secretion/action in diabetes/obesity and effects of alterations following bariatric surgery or weight reduction.
Analysis of the pharmacological effects of novel pharmaceutical compounds in vitro and in vivo using both diet-induced and transgenic animal models of diabetes/obesity.
Role of steroid hormones in gut and pancreatic endocrine cell function and hormone secretion.