The Endocrine Section is committed to advancing knowledge in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism and translating advances in research into clinical practice. Faculty members are involved in a number of areas of clinical and basic research. Protocols ranging from broad-based multicenter clinical outcome studies to the effect of hormonal manipulations on gene expression are ongoing. State-of-the-art technologies for immunoassay, flow cytometry, molecular biology, mass spectrometry, and metabolic studies including the use of stable isotopes, as well as computer-based data analysis are available through both the Section of Endocrinology and the Clinical Research Center at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.
Faculty members conduct active research programs in both basic and clinical endocrinology. These include projects in thyroid physiology, thyroid cancer, women's health, osteoporosis, hypercalcemia of malignancy, neuroendocrinology, pituitary disorders, diabetes and growth factors. In-depth research training is supported through an NIH-sponsored training grant http://chicago.medicine.uic.edu/nihdonrestraining.
research interests are listed below each faculty link:
Aya Makino, PhD
Modulation of endothelium function in pathological state
Osteoporosis, Women's health, Aging, Risk factors for fractures and osteoporosis in males and Association between osteoporosis and atherosclerosis
Lawrence Frohman, MD
Regulation of Growth Hormone Secretion, Hypothalamic Hormones and Pituitary Tumorigenesis
Rhonda D. Kineman, PhD
Hormonal and Metabolic Regulation of Anterior Pituitary Neuropeptide Receptors Synthesis and Sensitivity
Parathyroid Hormone-Related Peptide (PTHrP), Bone tumors, Osteoporosis
Dan Mihailescu , MD
Diabetes, Thyroid, Vitamin D
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and Obesity
Thyroid Nodules and Thyroid Cancer
Schneider, MD, PhD
Radiation-Induced Thyroid Cancer and Other Endocrine Neoplasms
Lipids, Lipoproteins and Membranes
Insulin and IGF Action, Cell Signaling and Transcriptional Regulation, Metabolism
To identify a novel type of pluripotent stem cell with embryonic characteristics from human umbilical cord blood.