Christopher B. Newgard, PhD

Christopher B. Newgard

W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Distinguished Professor of Nutrition in the School of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Director, Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center
Professor of Biochemistry
Professor in Medicine
Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute
Member of the Duke Cancer Institute

CONTACT INFORMATION
Carmichael Building
919-668-6059
chris.newgard@duke.edu

Christopher B. Newgard, PhD, is Founding Director of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute. He is also the Director of the Sarah W. Stedman Nutrition and Metabolism Center and the W. David and Sarah W. Stedman Distinguished Professor, with faculty appointments in the Pharmacology and Cancer Biology and Medicine Departments. Prior to coming to Duke in 2002, Dr. Newgard was the Gifford O. Touchstone Jr. and Randolph G. Touchstone Distinguished Professor, Department of Biochemistry, and Co-Director of the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Newgard's research focuses on application of an interdisciplinary approach to gain mechanistic understanding of complex cardiometabolic diseases. This interdisciplinary approach includes gene discovery, metabolic engineering, and comprehensive tools of metabolic analysis ("metabolomics") such as mass spectrometry-based metabolic profiling. 

 

PhD, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas