Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center (ES-DRC) comprises a vibrant, extensive, diverse, well-funded and highly productive program that provides the foundation for high-quality and cutting-edge research in diabetes and related studies in obesity, metabolism and endocrinology. Included in the ES-DRC are the following:

  1. Diabetes Center faculty research base
  2. Diabetes-specific core facilities - Biomedical Cores
  3. A pilot and feasibility grant program to foster new diabetes-related research by faculty at Einstein, Mt. Sinai and other participating Institutions
  4. The Montefiore-Einstein Clinical Diabetes Center
  5. The Global Diabetes Institute, partnered with Christian Medical College, Vellore, India
  6. The Mount Sinai Diabetes and Obesity Metabolism Institute
  7. The Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Center

The broad interplay among research, training as well as clinical and community-based activities under a cohesive, interactive and unified leadership group functionally constitutes the Einstein-Sinai DRC as a fully comprehensive Diabetes Center.

Einstein-Sinai Diabetes Research Center investigations primarily target the minority and other served under populations prevalent among the residents of the Bronx and Manhattan, adjacent Westchester county, and other boroughs comprising New York City.

What the ES-DRC Encompasses
  • An energetic, fast-growing scientific base that serves as a national resource for diabetes investigators
  • An administrative core and core laboratories that provide integrated support for basic biomedical research, clinical research, and behavioral and translational research
  • A well-established, highly successful Pilot & Feasibility Study Program and vibrant Enrichment Program to initiate research programs in biomedical and behavioral diabetes-related areas
  • More than 120 faculty laboratories
  • Partnerships with the Columbia University DERC and with the diabetes research programs at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, Winthrop University Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, Stony Brook University (SUNY), and Hunter College (CUNY)
  • Partial support from the New York Obesity Research Center (NYORC), the Center for the Study of Diabetic Complications, and the Montefiore Clinical Diabetes Center

Research Cores


Animal Physiology & Phenotyping
Einstein Animal Physiology Core Gary J Schwartz PhD
The Einstein Animal Physiology Core assists biomedical investigators in the in vivo assessment of glucose and fatty acid metabolism, insulin sensitivity and energy homeostasis in mice and rats.
Clinical & Translational Studies
Einstein Translational Research Core Jill P Crandall MD
The primary mission of the Einstein Translational Research Core is to promote high-quality diabetes translational research, through delivery of services including consultation, technical support, training and mentoring that are specifically applicable to diabetes.
Histology, Morphology & Imaging
Einstein Immuno-Technology Core Teresa P DiLorenzo PhD
The new Immuno-Technology Core (ITC) has been conceived as an education, coordination and service core that offers access to advanced cellular, imaging and immunomodulation technology platforms operated across both Einstein and Mount Sinai.
Islet Biology & Metabolism
Einstein Human Islet and Adenovirus Core Adolfo Garcia-Ocaña PhD
The Human Islet & Adenovirus Core provides key methodologies, technology and infrastructure to support investigators in the use of human islets for research studies for the Einstein-Mount Sinai Diabetes Research Center.
Protein, Proteomics, Metabolomics & Mass Spectrometry
Einstein Stable Isotope & Metabolomics Core Irwin J Kurland MD PhD
The newly established Einstein Stable Isotope and Metabolomics Core uses stable isotope flux and metabolite profiling to help formulate and test hypotheses about the metabolic consequences of various changes in gene expression and protein function.