Sabrina Diano PhD
Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neurobiology; Director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group
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.