Methane-producing bacteria, genetics and hormones contribute to weight gain and obesity.
We are using animal models and molecular approaches to study immune responses to the thyrotropin receptor, the autoantigen in Graves’ disease."
Sandra McLachlan, PhD
Meet Our Team
The respected faculty members dedicated to endocrinology research at Cedars-Sinai explore a multitude of conditions and diseases through theoretical, applied and translational research.
Our research found women more likely than men to develop diabetes when treated with statin drugs.
Zebrafish models of hormone-secreting pituitary tumors are enabling screening of small molecules for new therapies.
The faculty has active research endeavors in autoimmune thyroid disease, diabetes and insulin resistance, growth factors, hypertension, lipids, molecular endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, obesity, polycystic ovarian syndrome, reproductive endocrinology and thyroid cancer. Our faculty has been supported by research grants from NIH, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Veteran’s Administration and industry.
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