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Faculty

Primary Faculty

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD

Franck Mauvais-Jarvis, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology
Price-Goldsmith Professor in Nutrition Research
Director, Tulane Diabetes Research Program

Role of estrogen and androgen in diabetes and obesity

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP

Vivian A. Fonseca, MD, FRCP
Professor, Department of Medicine and Pharmacology
Tullis–Tulane Alumni Chair in Diabetes
Chief, Section of Endocrinology

Prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes and complications

Jeffrey M. Gimble, MD, PhD

Jeffrey M. Gimble, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Department of Medicine and Surgery
Center for Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine

Adipose-derived stromal/stem cells in diabetes and obesity

Dr. Milton Hamblin

Milton H. Hamblin, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Sex-specific role of estrogen receptor signaling in diabetes and cardiovascular diseases

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD

S. Michal Jazwinski, PhD
Professor, Department of Medicine
John W. Deming, MD Regents Chair in Aging
Director, Tulane Center for Aging

Determinants of longevity and healthy aging

Prasad Katakam, MD, PhD

Prasad V. G. Katakam, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Role of vascular insulin resistance in the complications of type 2 diabetes and obesity

Amna N Khan, MD

Amna N. Khan, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology
Director, Tulane Center for Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Diseases

Ligaturide and ambulatory blood pressure in diabetic patients

Sean Bong Lee, PhD

Sean Bong Lee, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Role of Ewing sarcoma gene (EWS) in adipogenesis and energy metabolism

Sarah-Lindsey, PhD

Sarah Lindsey, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology

Vasoprotective effects of estrogen in hypertension and diabetes

Hua Lu, MB, PhD

Hua Lu, MB, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Reynolds and Ryan Families Chair of Translational Cancer

Roles of the p53 and MDM2 families in energy metabolism and its disorders

Roberta McDuffie


Roberta H. McDuffie, MSN, ACNS-BC, BSBA, ADN, CDE

Tulane University School of Medicine
Instructor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology
Biomedical IRB Chair, Co-Director Tulane Clinical Translational Unit, LA CaTS Facilitator

L Gabriel Navar

L. Gabriel Navar, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Physiology
Director, Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Renal Biology

Urinary angiotensinogen as a novel biomarker for intrarenal angiotensin activity in type 1 diabetes

Tianhua (Tim) Niu, MS, ScD

Tianhua (Tim) Niu, MS, ScD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatic

Genetic association, transcriptomics, and pathway analyses of diabetes-related phenotypes

Minolfa Prieto

Minolfa C. Prieto, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Hypertension & Renal Center of Excellence

Renal mechanisms of control of blood pressure in health and diabetes mellitus

Suzana Savkovic, PhD

Suzana Savkovic, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Role of FOXO3 and lipid droplets in tumor growth, inflammation, and obesity

Jeffrey Tasker, PhD

Jeffrey Tasker, PhD
Professor, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Catherine and Hunter Pierson Chair in Neuroscience
Director, Tulane Neuroscience Program

Neurophysiology of neuroendocrine systems controlling fluid and energy homeostasis, stress, and reproductive function

Tina K Theti, MD, MPH

Tina K. Thethi, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology

Obesity, diabetes, complications of diabetes and biomarkers of kidney disease

T Cooper Woods, PhD

T. Cooper Woods, PhD
Assistant Professor - Research, Tulane Heart & Vascular Institute and Department of Physiology

Role of non-coding RNA in the cardiovascular complications of diabetes

Hongju Wu, PhD

Hongju Wu, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology

Islet cell regeneration and intra-islet GLP-1 production in diabetes

Andrea Zsombok, PhD

Andrea Zsombok, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology and Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology

Central control of glucose homeostasis in health and diabetes


Adjunct Faculty

Judy Crabtree

Judy S. Crabtree, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics
Director, LSUHSC School of Medicine Genomics Core
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine

Pancreatic islet adaptation and regulation of beta cell proliferation
LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

Eric Lazartigues

Eric Lazartigues, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, School of Medicine

Role of the pancreatic β-cell Renin-Angiotensin System in glycemic control
LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

Michael Lan


Michael S Lan, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics and Genetics
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans
The Research Institute for Children, Children's Hospital of New Orleans

Gene regulation, pancreatic endocrine cell growth and differentiation, genetic and cellular replacement therapy of diabetes mellitus
LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

Stefany Primeaux


Stefany D. Primeaux, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Physiology
Joint Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-School of Medicine
Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Central and peripheral mechanisms involved in dietary fat intake and obesity
LSU New Orleans School of Medicine

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