An image of Dr. Darrell Neufer. He has pale skin and gray hair, and is smiling.



Dr. Darrell Neufer
has been the Director of the East Carolina Diabetes & Obesity Institute since 2009 and has been at ECU since 2006. He led the transition of the institute from a virtual unit of ~10 faculty to a state-of-the-art biomedical research institute with ~50 affiliated faculty across campus. Prior to ECU, Dr. Neufer was an Assistant/Associate Professor for 10 years at the John B. Pierce Laboratory and in the Department of Cell and Molecular Physiology, at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Neufer holds a BS from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an MS in Exercise Science from Ball State University, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from ECU, and completed postdoctoral training in Molecular Biology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

An image of Dr. Jim Aloor. He has dark skin, gray hair, and is wearing glasses.



Operations Manager
Dr. Jim Aloor
joined ECU as the Operations Manager of the East Carolina Diabetes and Obesity Institute and Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Physiology in 2015. Prior to ECU, Dr. Aloor was a Research Fellow (3 years) at the Clinical Investigation of Host Defense Group, IIDL, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Durham, NC. Dr. Aloor holds a BS from Sangamner College, Sangamner, India, an MS in Developmental Biology from the University of Pune, Pune, India, a Ph.D. in Cell & Molecular Biology from Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN, and completed postdoctoral training in cell-signaling & immunology at NIEHS, Durham, NC; UNC, Chapel Hill, NC and IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN

An image of Dr. Chien-Te Lin, also known as Peter. He has black hair and pale skin. The image has been taken at an angle, and he is holding up a test tube.



Mitochondrial Phenotyping

Dr. Chien-Te “Peter” Lin manages and oversees the operation of the mitochondrial phenotyping core of the East Carolina Diabetes & Obesity Institute since 2011. Dr. Lin holds both BS and MS in exercise physiology from the National Pingtung University of Education, Taiwan, and a Ph.D. in Bioenergetics and Exercise Science from ECU.