Endocrinology

University of California, Berkeley

Overview

The faculty associated with the Graduate Group in Endocrinology have diverse interests representing endocrinology in the broadest sense: chemical mediators in the living world directed by autocrine, paracrine, endocrine, and ectohormonal factors. Our program faculty encompasses hormone-oriented research programs such as cancer biology, signal transduction, drug design, membrane biology, virology, metabolism, differentiation, morphogenesis, toxicology, and gene transcription. Graduates from the endocrinology program have transitioned into careers in a variety of fields including education, research (in both academic and industry settings), government regulation, and private business.

The main goal of the graduate program is to engage students in the interdisciplinary aspects of the field of endocrinology through seminars, courses, and our diverse faculty research perspectives; which range from organismal and comparative endocrinology to chemical ecology to structural, molecular, and cellular endocrinology.

Undergraduate Program

There is no undergraduate program in endocrinology.

Graduate Programs

Endocrinology: MA, PhD

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Faculty and Instructors

* Indicates this faculty member is the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award.

Faculty

Gregory W. Aponte, Professor. Regulation of epithelial cell motility and differentiation by neuropeptides.
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George E. Bentley, Professor. Avian reproductive biology, neuroendocrinology and behavior.
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Mina Bissell, Principal Scientist. Regulation of tissue-specific gene expression in normal and malignant breast cells.
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Gertrude C. Buehring, Professor. Etiology and prevention of breast cancer.
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Danica Chen, Professor. Calorie restriction, oxidative stress, stem cell aging, tissue maintenance and metabolic disease.
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* Gary L. Firestone, Professor. Hormone and phytochemical regulation of human cancer cell signaling and gene expression.
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* Tyrone B. Hayes, Professor. Amphibian developmental endocrinology.
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Lin He, Associate Professor. Non-coding RNA regulation of cancer cell gene expression and stem cell differentiation.
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Marc Hellerstein, Professor. Intracellular metabolic processes.
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Sona Kang, Assistant Professor. Influence of epigenetic events on cellular metabolism and adipose biology.
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Daniela Kaufer, Professor. Stress and steroid hormones effects on the brain.
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'* Lance J. Kriegsfeld, Professor. Neuroendocrinology, reproductive biology, and biological timing.
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Polina V. Lishko, Associate Professor. Cell biology of mammalian fertilization and steroid control of ion channels.
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Kunxin Luo, Professor. Signal transduction pathways in mammary stem/progenitor cells and breast cancer progression.
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Daniel K. Nomura, Professor. Mapping metabolism in human disease.
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Kaoru Saijo, Assistant Professor. Nuclear Receptor-mediated regulation of Neuroinflammation.
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Andreas Stahl, Professor. Molecular biology of obesity related disorders.
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Hei Sook Sul, Professor. Hormonal regulation of lipid metabolism and adipocyte differentiation.
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Jen-Chywan (Wally) Wang, Professor. Mechanisms of glucocorticoid receptor-regulated metabolism.
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Contact Information

Graduate Group in Endocrinology

3040A VLSB, MC #3140

Phone: 510-643-7330

endo@berkeley.edu

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Program Chair

Gary Firestone, PhD

Phone: 510-642-8319

glfire@berkeley.edu

Graduate Advisor

Gregory W. Aponte

Phone: 510-642-7226

aponte@berkeley.edu

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