Center for Bioenergetics
The Center for Bioenergetics supports multidisciplinary studies of metabolism in health and disease. Our studies span several disease areas from vascular disease and obesity-linked diabetes to heart failure and cancer. The investigators in the Center have been unraveling detailed molecular mechanisms underlying complex diseases using cutting-edge technologies and methodologies, and using this information to guide strategies for prevention, reversal and management of disease through genetic, laboratory, pre-clinical and clinical studies.
Our mission is to translate mechanistic knowledge of metabolic function and its dysregulation in diseases to improved treatments for patients.
Our specific research areas are:
- Energy transfer and metabolism
- Women’s heart health
- Radiochemistry and PET imaging
- Cardiac Stress
- Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research
- Lipid Metabolism in Cardiovascular Disease
- Clinical Translation
Elaine and Marvy A. Finger Distinguished Chair for Translational Research in Metabolic Disorders & Professor of Clinical Medicine,
Institute for Academic Medicine,
Director, Center for Bioenergetics,
Weill Cornell Medical College
Houston Methodist Research Institute
6670 Bertner Ave.
Houston, TX 77030