U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Research at NIDDK (Division of Intramural Research)

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Intramural Research Program (IRP) conducts biomedical research and training related to diabetes mellitus; endocrine, bone, and metabolic diseases; digestive diseases, including liver diseases and nutritional disorders; and kidney, urologic, and hematologic diseases. Intramural research is conducted in the Institute's laboratories and clinical facilities in Bethesda, Maryland and in Phoenix, Arizona.

For more information about our research, staff members, or employment and training opportunities, select a specific lab or branch below.​

Clinical Director
James E. Balow, M.D.
Scientific Director
Michael W. Krause, Ph.D.

Laboratories and Branches

Staff Search  
Full list of intramural faculty​​

Laboratories and Chiefs (focus on basic scientific research)

Biochemistry and GeneticsReed Wickner
Biological ModelingArthur Sherman
Bioorganic ChemistryKenneth Jacobson
Cell and Molecular BiologyJohn Hanover
Cellular and Developmental BiologyJurrien Dean
Chemical PhysicsWilliam Eaton
Endocrinology and Receptor BiologyMarvin Gershengorn
Genetics and PhysiologyLothar Hennighausen
Molecular BiologySusan Buchanan

Branches and Chiefs (focus on clinical and translational research)

Diabetes, Endocrinology, and ObesityMarc L. Reitman, M.D., Ph.D.
Digestive DiseaseStephen Wank
Genetics and BiochemistryRafael Camerini-Otero
Genetics of Development and DiseaseRichard Proia
Kidney DiseasesJeffrey Kopp
Liver DiseasesTsanyang Liang
Metabolic DiseasesLee Weinstein
Molecular and Clinical HematologyGriffin Rodgers
Molecular MedicineAlan Schechter
Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical ResearchClifton Bogardus
View a detailed list of Laboratory and Branch sections.             
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Core Facilities

Core Facilities

Provide centralized scientific support services to our labs and branches.​ 

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Training & Employment

Opportunities for research training are as diverse as the research conducted within the intramural program.

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Technology Advancement & Transfer

Access to NIDDK materials, data, and inventions. Research and clinical trial collaboration.​