Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Program in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hormone Action

Program Mentors

The faculty have diverse research interests. They may only serve as mentors or co-mentors to trainees in circumstances when a trainee's research project is related to the mission of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK conducts and supports medical research on diabetes (including diabetes complications) and other endocrine and metabolic disorders, nutritional disorders, and obesity.

Ackermann, Ronald T

Ackermann, Ronald T

Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Medical Social Sciences and Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

My work focuses on ways to improve health and healthcare through the efficient coordination of health promotion and disease prevention activities across healthcare and community settings. I am conside... [more]

Bass, Joseph T

Bass, Joseph T

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

j-bass( at )northwestern.edu

Bulun, Serdar E

Bulun, Serdar E

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive Science in Medicine)

sarah.cuneo( at )nm.org

Description of Interests

The laboratory research of Serdar E. Bulun, MD, focuses on studying estrogen biosynthesis and metabolism, in particular aromatase expression, in hormone-dependent human diseases such as breast cancer,... [more]

Davuluri, Ramana V

Davuluri, Ramana V

Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

ramana.davuluri( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Research in our lab focuses on developing data-mining algorithms and informatics solutions for problems in biology and medicine. The overarching goal of our lab is to translate data from high dimensio... [more]

Green, Richard

Green, Richard

Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology and Hepatology)

Description of Interests

Hepatology (liver)

Hayes, M Geoffrey

Hayes, M Geoffrey

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

genetics/genomics of complex diseases/traits; genetic epidemiology; statistical genetics; genomewide association studies; linkage; whole genome sequencing; candidate gene studies; genetic architecture... [more]

Isakova, Tamara

Isakova, Tamara

Associate Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

tamara.isakova( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Dr. Isakova is a clinical nephrologist with extensive published experience in patient-oriented and epidemiological research of disordered mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease. Dr. Isakova pro... [more]

Josefson, Jami L

Josefson, Jami L

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

J-Josefson( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My research interest is the developmental origins of obesity, specifically maternal fetal programming and the identification of infants and children at high risk of developing childhood-onset obesity.... [more]

Kandula, Namratha R

Kandula, Namratha R

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics), Preventive Medicine and Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences

Description of Interests

My primary research interests are to: 1) Eliminate health disparities by working with individuals and their communities to develop prevention interventions that reach underserved populations; 2) Infor... [more]

Kho, Abel N

Kho, Abel N

Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics)

Description of Interests

Dr. Kho's research involves the creation of electronic networks spanning multiple institutions. He developed an electronic network to enable infection control providers to share infection data across... [more]

Lowe, Jr, William L

Lowe, Jr, William L

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

Description of Interests

The primary area of interest of the Lowe lab is maternal metabolism during pregnancy, fetal growth and their interaction. Genetic-, genomics- and metabolomics-based technologies together with a multi... [more]

Luo, Xunrong

Luo, Xunrong

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension), Microbiology-Immunology and Surgery (Organ Transplantation)

Description of Interests

Tolerance mechanisms for transplantation: We use rodent as well as non-human primate models. These models include allogeneic islet, heart and kidney, and xenogeneic islet transplantation. Transplant... [more]

Molitch, Mark E

Molitch, Mark E

Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

molitch( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Pathogenesis & treatment of pituitary tumors, treatment of diabetic complications

Mrksich, Milan

Mrksich, Milan

Professor of McCormick School of Engineering/Cell and Molecular Biology

Description of Interests

Biomaterials and interfaces; cell adhesion and migration; electroactive interfaces; physical organic chemistry of interfacial reactions; bio-inspired nanostructured materials; biochips

Quaggin, Susan E

Quaggin, Susan E

Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Schnaper, H. William

Schnaper, H. William

Professor of Pediatrics (Kidney Diseases)

schnaper( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Our laboratory seeks to understand the mechanisms of fibrosis that occur in chronic, progressive kidney disease. We have been studying the role of transforming growth factor (TGF-ß) because it has be... [more]

Starren, Justin B

Starren, Justin B

Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine (Health and Biomedical Informatics) and Medical Social Sciences

Description of Interests

My current research continues to focus on new ways to make health care computing more useful. This includes developing intuitive, novel Human Computer Interfaces (HCI) for health care, including work... [more]

Urbanek, Margrit

Urbanek, Margrit

Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology)

m-urbanek( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Genetics of complex diseases, PCOS, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, diabetes

Vaughan, Douglas E

Vaughan, Douglas E

Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)

d-vaughan( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

My primary clinical interest is in adult cardiovascular disease. My practice has focused on the management and treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. I am also interested in the diagnos... [more]

Wolf, Myles S

Wolf, Myles S

Adjunct Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension)

Description of Interests

The focus of my research is disordered mineral metabolism across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease, including dialysis, kidney transplantation and earlier stages with emphasis on the hormonal reg... [more]