Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute Faculty

Leadership

Debbie Thurmond, Ph.D. | Director, Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute
Debbie C. Thurmond, Ph.D.
Director, Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute; Chan Soon-Shiong Shapiro Distinguished Chair in Diabetes

Debbie C. Thurmond, Ph.D., is director of the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope and chair and professor in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology.

Charles Brenner, Ph.D.
Charles Brenner, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Chair in Diabetes and Cancer Metabolism; Professor, Department of Diabetes & Cancer Metabolism

The Brennar Lab dissects the disturbances of the four nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) coenzymes — the central catalysts of metabolism — to develop tools that improve health. 

Adolfo Garcia-Ocana, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology, City of Hope
Adolfo Garcia-Ocaña, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology; Ruth B. & Robert K. Lanman Endowed Chair in Gene Regulation & Drug Discovery Research

Chair, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology; Ruth B. and Robert K. Lanman Endowed Chair in Gene Regulation and Drug Discovery Research

Fouad R. Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D.
Arthur D. Riggs Distinguished Chair in Diabetes & Metabolism Research; Professor and Chair, Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics

Fouad R Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Islet Cell Transplantation Program and Arthur D. Riggs Distinguished Chair in Diabetes & Metabolism Research at City of Hope.

Rama Natarajan
Rama Natarajan, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute

Rama Natarajan is the National Business Products Industry Endowed Chair in Diabetes Research, professor and chair in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism at City of Hope.

Joyce Niland
Joyce Niland, Ph.D.
Estelle & Edward Alexander Chair of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery

Joyce Niland, Ph.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

Alberto Pugliese, M.D.
Alberto Pugliese, M.D.
Samuel Rahbar Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery; Chair, Department of Diabetes Immunology

Alberto Pugliese, M.D., has joined City of Hope as the Samuel Rahbar Endowed Chair in Diabetes & Drug Discovery, chair of the Department of Diabetes Immunology and director of The Wanek Family Project for Type 1 Diabetes within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute.  

Anna Wu
Anna Wu, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

Anna Wu, Ph.D., is chair of the Department of Immunology & Theranostics and co-director of the Center for Theranostic Studies.

Faculty

David Ann
David K. Ann, Ph.D.
Dean, Irell and Manella Graduate School of Biological Sciences; Morgan & Helen Chu Dean’s Chair of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences

David K. Ann, Ph.D., is the Morgan & Helen Chu Dean’s Chair of the Graduate School of Biological Sciences.

Zhen Chen
Zhen Bouman Chen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism

Zhen Bouman Chen, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope in Duarte, California.

Yingfeng Deng CV
Yingfeng Deng, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Diabetes, & Cancer Metabolism

The Deng laboratory studies the homeostasis of uridine and its role in metabolism, which provides a new angle for understanding the pathophysiology of obesity, diabetes and cancer. 

Sangeeta Dhawan
Sangeeta Dhawan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics

Sangeeta Dhawan, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics within the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute.

Partrick Fueger, M.D., Ph.D.
Patrick Fueger, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology

Patrick Fueger is an Associate Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology.

Wendong Huang
Wendong Huang, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism

Wendong Huang

Lei Jiang
Lei Jiang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology

Lei Jiang, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular & Cellular Endocrinology

John Kaddis, Ph.D.
John S. Kaddis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science

City of Hope's John Kaddis, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Diabetes & Cancer Discovery Science focusing on type 1 diabetes.

Markus Kalkum, Ph.D.
Markus Kalkum, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

Markus Kalkum, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Immunology & Theranostics and co-director of the Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core.

Ku-Teresa-Hsun
Teresa Ku, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics

Teresa Ku, Ph.D., | Associate Professor, Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics | City of Hope

 

Research Faculty

Zhuo Nancy Chen
Nancy Chen, M.D., M.S.
Staff Scientist, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism

Nancy Chen, M.D., M.S., is a staff scientist at City of Hope's Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism.

Mohamed I. Husseiny El-Sayed, Ph.D.
Mohamed I. Husseiny El-Sayed, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics

Mohamed El-Sayed

Figarola-Lester-James
James Figarola, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism

James Figarola, Ph.D., is an associate research professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism Research at City of Hope in Los Angeles, Southern California.

Weidong Hu
Weidong Hu, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Immunology & Theranostics

Weidong Hu, Ph.D., is a research professor in the department of Immunology & Theranostics at the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

Mitsuo Kato
Mitsuo Kato, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism

Mitsuo Kato, Ph.D., is an associate research professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism Research at the Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope in Los Angeles, CA.

Hirotake Komatsu
Hirotake Komatsu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics

Hirotake Komatsu, M.D., Ph.D., is a an assistant research professor in the Department of Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics at City of Hope.

Nagesha Guthalu Kondegowda, Ph.D.
Nagesha Guthalu Kondegowda, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Translational Research & Cellular Therapeutics, DMRI

Nagesha Guthalu Kondegowda, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor at the Arthur Riggs Diabetes & Metabolism Research Institute at City of Hope.

Maciej Kujawski
Maciej Kujawski, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Molecular Imaging & Therapy
Junfeng Li
Junfeng Li, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Translational Research and Cellular Therapeutics

City of Hope's Junfeng Li, Ph.D., is an assistant research professor in the department of translational research and cellular therapeutics.

Feng Miao Bio
Feng Miao, Ph.D.
Assistant Research Professor, Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism

Feng Miao, Ph.D. is an assistant research professor in the Department of Diabetes Complications & Metabolism.