Our Research

​The Saltiel laboratory investigates the molecular events involved in the regulation of glucose uptake and storage, with special attention to mechanisms underlying the specificity of the actions of insulin and the links between obesity and diabetes. 

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The banner image above is from Xiao-Wei Chen, Dara Leto, Junyu Xiao ... and Alan R. Saltiel: Exocyst function regulated by effector phosphorylation. Nat Cell Biol. 2011 May; 13(5): 580–588.


About Dr. Alan Saltiel

Dr. Alan R. SaltielDr. Alan R. Saltiel is a cell biologist who researches the hormone insulin and how it relates to obesity, diabetes and other metabolic disorders. 

He holds 19 patents, has published more than 300 original papers and developed drugs for diabetes and cancer. 

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Metabolism Seminar

Please join us for monthly metabolism group meetings on every thrid Wednesday of the month at 12:00 PM PST          

zoom:   http://uchealth.zoom.us/j/87640621467              

Meeting ID: 927367   

Upcoming Meeting:     

September 20, 2023​