Constantine A. Stratakis, MD, D(med)Sci, Program Director
The mission of the Program on Developmental Endocrinology and Genetics (PDEGEN) is to carry out translational research that addresses a wide spectrum of issues that converge in endocrine and genetic disorders, with particular emphasis on disorders of development, growth, and puberty. PDEGEN investigators have equally diverse backgrounds that range from biochemistry to molecular endocrinology and genetics to clinical obesity research.
In addition to Drs. Aguilera, Baron, Bondy, Catt, Chou, Dufau, Klein, Mukherjee, Owens, Porter, Stratakis and Yanovski, all tenured investigators, in 2010, two new research programs were added in PDEGEN: those headed by Dr. Joan Han and Maya Lodish who were both appointed as Assistant Clinical Investigators (ACIs) in PDEGEN, starting July 1st, 2010.