Dr. Sabrina Diano Yale University, USA

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Sabrina Diano is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences and Neurobiology at Yale University. Dr. Diano's research focuses on hypothalamic mechanisms relating to the regulation of metabolism, with emphasis on thyroid feedback and local thyroid hormone production and action in the hypothalamus. In particular, she has been... read morestudying the relationship between thyroid hormone-producing hypothalamic glial cells and neurons of the melanocortin system that express uncoupling proteins. The results of her research have important implications for understanding the pathogenesis of metabolic disorders, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, which are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the USA.