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Hanyu Liang, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Hanyu Liang
Hepatic Metabolism; Insulin Resistance; Type 2 Diabetes; Obesity; Bariatric Surgery

Responsibilities & Activities

As a program director in the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, & Metabolic Diseases, I administer a portfolio of research grants on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism within the liver and subsequent effects on systemic physiology including the contribution of hepatic metabolism to obesity, insulin resistance/sensitivity and diabetes. I also oversee studies that aims to understand the effects of bariatric surgery on diabetes and other outcomes associated with the pathophysiology of diabetes. Basic science grants as well as human studies and clinical trials are supported in this portfolio.

Research Programs

Clinical Research in Type 1 Diabetes
Determinants, etiology, progression, prevention, and treatment of type 1 diabetes in children and adults.

Clinical Research in Type 2 Diabetes
Progression and treatment of type 2 diabetes in children and adults.

Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications

Metabolic Pathways
Studies on the pathways that are involved in intermediary metabolism as they impact endocrine and metabolic diseases.

Metabolism, Energy Balance & Obesity
Basic studies in non-human animals related to the neural control of energy balance and weight gain, loss and maintenance.

Pathophysiology of Diabetes & Metabolic Disease
Basic and clinical research that addresses the pathophysiology of metabolic diseases, including type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Committees & Working Groups

  • NIDDK Obesity Research Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK-DEM Pancreas Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK Clinical Science Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK-DEM Basic Science Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK-DEM Data Science Working Group, Member
  • NIDDK Career Development Committee, Member