Sabrina Diano, PhD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neuroscience; Director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Research Interests

Endocrine System; Nervous System; Diseases

Research Organizations

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive Neurosciences Group | Reproductive Sciences: diano lab; Discovery to Cure Internship

Comparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM)

Diabetes Research Center

Faculty Research

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

My research focuses on CNS (hypothalamic) mechanisms relating to the regulation of energy homeostasis, with emphasis on hormone action in the hypothalamus. These studies on hypothalamic inter- and intra-cellular mechanisms that regulates energy metabolism add critical information to the current understanding of the central regulation of energy balance and how alterations in stored energy are sensed in the hypothalamus. The results of my research have important implications for understanding the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes, disorders that are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S., and the developed world in general, with the highest financial burden on the national economy.

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Sabrina Diano, PhD
Mailing Address
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences333 Cedar Street
New Haven, CT 06510-