Endocrine Research & Clinical Trials

Endocrine research at UC San Diego is particularly strong and includes basic, translational, and clinical research components. Faculty at affiliated departments and institutions provide additional breadth and depth to endocrine research here.

This page provides an overview of laboratories doing endocrine-related research both within the Endocrine Division at UC San Diego and in other nearby divisions, departments and institutions.

Diabetes/Insulin/Metabolism Research

Signal Transduction Research

Thyroid Research

Pituitary Research

Transcription Research

Obesity/Lipid/Atherosclerosis Research

Reproductive Endocrine Research

Calcium and Bone Research

Other Research Faculty


Prospective fellows: Please note that a few of these laboratories fill their slots one to two years in advance and these slots are highly sought-after. It is always best to contact a prospective mentor as early as possible.

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Research News

  • Olefsky lab finds molecular link between obesity and type 2 diabetes with hope for new therapy (Nature Medicine)
  • Rosenfeld lab discovers role for topoisomerase in enhancer function (Cell)
  • Henry, Edelman, and Mudaliar study SGLT2 inhibitors in type 1 diabetes (Diabetes Care)
  • First ever trial of stem cell-derived therapy for type 1 diabetes launched at UCSD
  • Evans lab engineers FGF-1 to act as an insulin sensitizer (Nature)
  • Panda lab finds importance of timing of food intake (Cell Metabolism)
  • Rosenfeld lab provides new insight into corticotrope promoter regulation (PNAS)
  • Breakthrough treatment for lipid disorder by Witztum lab (New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Field lab discovers role for secretory pathway in DNA damage response (Cell)
  • Glass lab discovers enhancer regulation involved in tissue-specific macrophage specification (Cell)
  • Sears lab finds that dietary fatty acids protect against steatohepatitis (PLoS One)
  • von Herrath lab investigates regulatory T cells in diabetes (Clinical Immunology)
  • Webster lab finds role for a splicing factor in hepatocyte metabolic function (Nature Communications)
  • Miller lab discovers that cholesterol efflux controls angiogenesis (Nature)