Advancing research on diabetes and obesity

Fostering career development

The Chinese American Diabetes Association (CADA) is a United States-based non-profit organization committed to advancing scientific research toward the cure of diabetes and related metabolic diseases. Regular members of CADA hold a position of assistant professor or above in an academic institution or of a group leader in a pharmaceutic company. In addition, trainees who are ready to launch their independent research careers with evidence of exceptional potential can join CADA as “rising star” fellows. Established in October 2004 by a group of 20 scientists, the association now has more than 200 active regular members and a dozen of selected “rising star” fellows from North America and Asia Pacific.

The mission of CADA is to provide a platform for its members to communicate and collaborate, to advance the career of its members and scientific research toward the treatment and prevention of diabetes, obesity and its complications.

The CADA is governed by a council comprised of the president, president-elect, secretary, treasurer, and three board members. The association’s activities are supported by four committees: Program Committee, Communication Committee, Professional Development Committee, and Happy Hour Committee.




美国华人糖尿病学会(Chinese American Diabetes Association, CADA)是由在北美高校和研究所担任助理教授以上职位或制药公司担任group leader 职位以上的从事代谢和糖尿病研究的华裔科学家组成…

Latest Publications

Li Lab: Li M-D. Clock-modulated checkpoints in time-restricted eating. Trends Mol Med. 2022;28(1):25-35. doi:10.1016/j.molmed.2021.10.006

Li Lab: Zhang Z, Shui G, Li M-D. Time to eat reveals the hierarchy of peripheral clocks. Trends Cell Biol. 2021;31(11):869-872. doi:10.1016/j.tcb.2021.08.003

Liu, T., Xu, Y., Yi, C., et al. The hypothalamus for whole-body physiology: from metabolism to aging. Protein & Cell (2021). Published: April 07, 2021.

Ryn, J., Hadley, J.T., Li, Z., et al. Adiponectin Alleviates Diet-induced Inflammation in the Liver by Suppressing MCP-1 Expression and Macrophage Infiltration.

Ding, G., Li, X., Hou, X., et al. REV-ERB in GABAergic neurons controls diurnal hepatic insulin sensitivity. Nature, 2021.Published: 24 March 2021. DOI:


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