Pituitary, Gonad and Adrenal Research

The pituitary, gonad and adrenal research team in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, and Nutrition-Research focuses its work on disorders of the pituitary gland, the gonads and the adrenal glands.

Our basic science research includes studies of the structure and function of growth hormone-related genes and control of placental growth hormone gene expression. Our clinical research activities include investigating new medications to treat acromegaly, hyperaldosteronism and growth hormone deficiency.

We also study male hypogonadism in patients who have had a transplant. Our group also has amassed a large amount of data on the clinical presentation, biochemical diagnosis and therapy of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas. We're also establishing a large database of patients with Cushing syndrome and expanding our basic science research to study the role of molecular genetics in the development of tumors arising from pituitary gland and chromaffin tissues.