Location

Rochester, Minnesota

Contact

Basu.Rita@mayo.edu

Summary

My research interests include investigating the various mechanisms responsible for abnormal glucose metabolism in individuals with diabetes and pre-diabetes. I am interested in the reasons for higher fasting and post-meal glucose concentrations in people with impaired fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes. I am also looking at the mechanisms by which cortisol plays a role in carbohydrate metabolism. Recent studies that we conducted have shown that the splanchnic bed makes cortisol in humans via the enzyme 11betahydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1, and now I am looking at what modulates splanchnic and whole-body cortisol production. Is it mediated by the pituitary-hypothalamic axis or by degree of visceral adiposity, and does nutrient ingestion and/or incretins/insulin modulate this process?

Recent Publications

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Professional Details

Primary Appointment

  1. Endocrinology

Academic Rank

  1. Professor of Medicine

Education

  1. Senior Research Fellowship - Endocrinology and Metabolism Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. Post Doctoral Fellowship - Endocrinology and Metabolism Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Internship/Residency Department of Internal Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, University of Madras
  4. MB BS Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, University of Madras
  5. BSc - Passed with highest honors and Top Rank in the University ( Chemistry,Physics,Biology and English) Dayanand Anglo - Vedic College, Abohar, University of Punjab
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