Expert on diabetes, both type 1 (juvenile) and type 2 (obesity-related)
- Causes of type 2 diabetes
- Mechanisms of diabetes drug actions
- Regulation of Insulin secretion
- Diabetes drug development
- American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Drug Development Theme Award, Experimental Biology, 2012
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation/Johnson & Johnson Industry Partnership Award, 2011
- National Institutes of Health Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, 2008-2011.
- Preparing Future Faculty Fellowship, 2006-2007.
- Member, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics, American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and American Chemical Society