Improving Metabolic Health Through Research

Obesity, Type 2 diabetes, and related sequelae are major and growing concerns to public health worldwide. The Center of Alimentary and Metabolic Science (CAMS) brings laboratory and clinical scientists under one roof to study the underlying factors that shape metabolic health.  We aim to optimize surgical and non-surgical strategies that reduce cardiometabolic disease risk and improve patient outcomes. Embedded within one of the top surgery departments in the nation, the CAMS catalyzes collaborative research and training through strong connections between UC Davis Health, Land Grant campus colleagues, and community partners.

Food as Medicine

Our Mission

Our Mission is to discover how nutrition, metabolism, gut microbes, and endocrine systems interconnect to impact health, function, and obesity-associated conditions.

What We Do

Provide resources, services and expertise to investigators and clinicians interested in the impacts of nutrition and metabolism on disease etiology and outcomes.

Foster both basic and clinical research related to cardiometabolic health.

Provide a state-of-the-art facility for laboratory and clinical science to support collaborative research opportunities.

Translate discoveries from nutrition, metabolic science, and obesity research into opportunities to improve human health and well-being.

Provide training opportunities for UC Davis students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, residents, and other allied health professionals.

Endocrine cells of the pancreas
Endocrine cells of the pancreas