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UCLA Pediatric Endocrinology



UCLA Pediatric Endocrinology.


Research projects

  • Cell biology of mitochondria-derived peptides (MDPs)
  • Use of MDPs as regulators of cellular proliferation and differentiation in diabetes, neuronal, and muscle models
  • Genetic characterization of the molecular alterations in pediatric thyroid cancer

Collaborative projects

  • Center for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Endocrine sequelae of neuromuscular disorders and their treatment
  • Endocrine sequelae of cystic fibrosis and its treatment
  • Disorders of Sexual Development Collaborative Network
  • NIDDK UCSD/UCLA Diabetes Research Center

Research Laboratory

  • Laboratory: The Pediatric Endocrine laboratory encompasses 2600 square feet of laboratory space + a 400 square foot cold room. Our laboratories are equipped with multiple centrifuges, protein electrophoresis, electroblotting, drying, and visualization capabilities, a scanning densitometer for electrophoresis data analysis and all other relevant equipment. We have three -70° and -20° freezers for sample and reagent storage. We also have 96-well plate readers for ELISA performance, a 96 well luminometer, PCR machines, as well as a Nanodrop spectrophotometer.
  • Tissue culture facilities: within our laboratory we have a dedicated tissue culture room that includes two dedicated sterile hoods and designated incubators as well as tissue culture specific centrifuges, water-baths and other dedicated equipment.
  • Animals and animal care: The small animal facilities at UCLA house our animals. These facilities are extensive and meet all regulatory requirements, are fully staffed, and appropriately supervised.
  • UCLA CORE facilities: transgenic and knockout mouse; proteomics; mouse metabolic and physiology; human genetics; assay development; sequencing; zebrafish / Drosophila model.


Research bibliography

For a complete up-to-date list, please cross-reference individual faculty in PubMed.