Research Activities

endo-labThe focus of our research programs is on insulin signaling mechanisms, islet cell transplantation, gonadotropin gene expression, endocrine oncology, male hypogonadism, and clinical diabetes.

  • Sathya Krishnasamy, M.D. - "I am interested in clinical research in patients with the metabolic syndrome. I am currently investigating the impact of Vitamin D deficiency in obesity and cardiovascular function."
  • SriPrakash Mokshagundam, M.D. - "I am interested in clinical research in type 2 diabetes. I am presently studying glucose intolerance in patients with spinal cord injury and mechanisms of inflammation in diabetes mellitus."
  • Joseph P. Moore, Ph.D.  - "My research examines the regulation of follistatin and gonadotropin subunit gene expression by pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP) in the fetal and newborn pituitary. This peptide differentially regulates expression of the gonadotropins LH and FSH through a novel paracrine mechanism applicable primarily in the fetus."
  • Sham K. Kakar, Ph.D. - "My major research interest is to understand the molecular mechanism for the causation and prevention of hormone-related cancers. I am working on two research projects: 1) to define the molecular mechanisms for inhibition of tumor cell growth and proliferation by gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor activation, and 2) to study the role of pituitary tumor transforming gene (PTTG) in the development of ovarian tumorigenesis and metastasis ."
  • Lisal Folsom, M.D., M.Sci. - "My research interests include: transgender medicine, nutrition, and quality improvement."