Research Areas

The basic science and clinical studies that are carried out at Stanford University cover a broad range of areas in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. Areas of research include:

  • Insulin resistance in diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Nutrition
  • Lipid metabolism and diabetes mellitus
  • Immunology of type 1 diabetes
  • Islet cell development and differentiation
  • Islet transplantation
  • Insulin action
  • Disorders of bone metabolism
  • Mechanisms of action of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factors
  • Nuclear hormone receptors and actions
  • Steroid hormone receptors and actions
  • Adrenergic receptors and actions
  • Mechanisms of gonadotropin action
  • Signal transduction
  • Implantation and human ovarian follicle development
  • Abnormalities of sex determination
  • Neuroendocrine control of energy homeostasis
  • Neuroendocrine control of glucocorticoid secretion
  • Gonadol steroids
  • Disorders of the pituitary

Stanford Diabetes Research Center

The SDRC provides resources to support Research Cores, runs a Pilot and Feasibility Award Program to foster innovative diabetes research by Stanford investigators, and supports Enrichment Programs focused on diabetes research, education and care.