Dr. Peter Havel, DVM, PhD
California National Primate Research Center
Department of Molecular Biosciences, School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Nutrition, UC Davis
Dr. Havel and members of his laboratory are investigating the regulation of carbohydrate/lipid metabolism, and the role of endocrine systems in the pathophysiology of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular and liver disease. Areas of interest include mechanisms regulating the secretion of pancreatic, gastrointestinal hormones and adipocyte hormones, the interaction of diet composition such as dietary fats and sugars (e.g., omega-3 fatty acids and fructose) with the endocrine regulation of energy metabolism and the effects of bariatric surgery.