Endocrinology and Neuroendocrinology
Passionate about hormones
Our goal is to undertake basis and translational research relevant to the understanding of obesity, diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome and infertiity.
Our activities benefit fromt he state-of-the-art equipment for cellular, molecular and in vivo investigations as welll as clinical facilities within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the IWK Health Centre. Our current projects include:
- role of orexigenic hormone ghrelin in insulin resistance and obesity
- feeding and hormonal abnormalities in Alzheimer's mice models
- identification of follicular fluid biomarkers of oocyte developmental competence
- processing of ProApelin and the role of apelin in adipogenesis