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Affiliated research institutions

Our research institutions work together to promote an innovative and progressive approach to fill the need for focused, translational research efforts related to metabolic disease.








The Metabolic Research Alliance is advancing key avenues of basic and translational research on the biology of metabolic diseases like obesity and diabetes which are growing exponentially worldwide, yet lack adequate therapeutic solutions. The Alliance brings together four major research entities that are collaborating on promising areas of exploration including protein action in metabolism; the role of stress in metabolism, eating disorders, and diabetes; and the role of the immune system and the microbiome.

The Metabolic Research Alliance was formed in 2016, upon the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between The Jackson Laboratory, University of Connecticut, Weizmann Institute of Science and Yale University. The Alliance was borne from the Connecticut Center for Metabolic Research, a collaboration between the State of Connecticut's three leading institutions.