UCLA Metabolism Theme investigators and physicians have ideas and evidence about how metabolic processes can be reset in some disorders, potentially creating pathways for improved treatments and possible cures.
The Metabolism Theme space at the CHS South Tower has been designed in a joint effort between architects and engineers at UCLA, as well as two outside firms, both of whom worked closely with the Theme and the PI of each lab.
To best fuel ideas and support new approaches to metabolic parameters, we partner with internal and external entities to bring in talent, provide educational seminar series and facilitate workshops.
Every biological process requires energy. Mitochondria, the parts of a cell that break down energy, have a breathtaking vitality. These dynamic bodies – up to 1,000 in each cell – zoom around, continuously changing shape, dividing into segments and then bonding back together. Trillions of mitochondria perform their dances, nonstop, during a person’s lifetime. The need to understand this dance, and the other intricacies of human metabolism, is critical to better medical treatment.
Updates, advances, and innovations in diabetes. Presented by the UCLA Metabolism Research Theme and the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.
We seek your partnership in the effort to help the millions of individuals struggling with diabetes, obesity, and other metabolic disorders. Join the cause.
UCLA’s Metabolism Research Theme aims to translate basic science discoveries to patient care in several areas, including the control of body weight, the link between metabolism and cancer, and gender differences in the susceptibility to metabolic diseases. To catalyze these efforts, we are establishing the UCLA Institute for Molecular Metabolism, to be housed in the newly renovated UCLA Center for Health Sciences.
Dr. Ming Guo, a UCLA scientist and board-certified practicing neurologist, is at the forefront of discovering why cells in the brain degenerate and how the process can be stopped.