Dr. Balasubramanyam is a translational investigator in metabolism, diabetes and adipocyte biology, and a member of the Translational Metabolism Unit within the Baylor Diabetes Research Center, with a long-standing interest in unusual and emerging phenotypes of metabolic disease, including Ketosis-Prone Diabetes (KPD) and HIV-associated dyslipidemic lipodystrophy. His team has characterized novel syndromes of KPD at the clinical, biochemical, genetic and metabolic levels and has pioneered the integration of metabolomic and stable isotope kinetic approaches to specify the pathophysiology of these patients. He has a broad interest in understanding complex pathophysiology of metabolic diseases through the identification and investigation of patients with variant or unusual phenotypes. As current Director of Baylor’s Clinical Scientist Training Program, he is deeply involved in the development of physician-scientists at all levels of training, and is a mentor to numerous junior investigators. In his present role as Vice-President for Academic Integration at Baylor College of Medicine, he is involved in leading the institution’s strategy for developing a network-wide population health and precision medicine initiative, a cornerstone of which is to develop a comprehensive program for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiometabolic disease.