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Mauvais-Jarvis Lab

Welcome to the Diabetes Research and Gender Medicine Laboratory at
Tulane University Health Sciences Center


The Mauvais-Jarvis lab focuses on gender differences and the role of male and female hormones in metabolic diseases. We study the mechanisms underlying energy and glucose homeostasis and how this balance is altered in diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome. Our approach focuses on both sexes and includes basic research in cell culture and pre-clinical animal models, translational research and patient-oriented clinical research. Our goals are to develop gender-based approaches to prevent/treat diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders.