Sabrina Diano, PhD

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

Research Departments & 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

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Diseases; Endocrine System; Nervous System

Research Summary

My research focuses on CNS (hypothalamic) mechanisms relating to the regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis. These studies on hypothalamic inter- and intra-cellular mechanisms that regulates metabolism add critical information to the current understanding of the central regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis 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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