Editorial Board


Map of the joint JOE and JME editorial board

Colin Farquharson C Farquharson
University of Edinburgh-Roslin Institute, UK
Professor of Skeletal Biology within the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies. His research is focused on the fundamental cellular mechanisms underpinning bone and cartilage growth, development and function. Of particular interest is the GH-IGF-1 axis and its effects on bone formation and endochondral growth and how disease states e.g. chronic kidney disease, muscular dystrophy and inflammatory bowel disease impact on bone development and turnover. The mechanisms of skeletal mineralisation and in particular the role of phosphatases are also an ongoing research interest.
Martin Haluzík M Haluzík
Charles University, Czech Republic
Professor of Internal Medicine at the Charles University, Prague; Head of Diabetes Centre and Head of the Laboratory of Translational and Experimental Diabetology and Obesitology, Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic. His major research focus is on the etiopathogenesis of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus with special interest in endocrine function of adipose tissue, incretin system and novel hormonal factors involved in the regulation of energy homeostasis and glucose metabolism.
Barbara J Clark B J Clark
University of Louisville School of Medicine, USA
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics at the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. Her research interests focus on defining the functions of the lipid transporters STARD1 in steroidogenesis, and STARD4 and STARD5 in cholesterol and bile acid homeostasis in normal and disease states; eg diabetic nephropathy, NAFLD and cholestasis.
Xiao Haipeng H Xiao
The First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, China
Professor Xiao is current President of the First Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University, and holds numerous society positions including Presidency of Guangdong Endocrine and Metabolism Association in the Chinese Medical Doctor Association. Professor Xiao takes the lead in treating Graves’ diseases by introducing thyroid arterial embolization, and reported relevant findings of using innovative methods to treat Graves’ diseases. His research interests have focused mainly on thyroid disease and β-cell function of diabetes.
Australasia/Endocrine Society of Australia
Tim J Cole T J Cole
Monash University, Australia
Dr Cole is Deputy Head and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Monash University in Melbourne, and is an Honorary Research Associate of the Hudson Institute (Melbourne). He has been an elected member of the Executive Council of the Endocrine Society of Australia for the past ten years and is currently the President-Elect of the Society. His endocrine research program focusses on the cellular and physiological actions of adrenal steroid hormones during development and in the adult. Dr Cole also studies the role of short-chain alcohol dehydrogenase-reductase enzymes for pre-receptor regulation of nuclear receptor signalling.
South America
Ernesto Podesta E Podesta
University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Currently Head of the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine University of Buenos Aires and Director of the Biomedical Research Institute belongs to the Argentinean National Research Council. His research interests have centred on the role of intramitochondrial arachidonic acid and its metabolites in physiology (regulation of steroidogenesis) and pathology (breast cancer).
Wendy Bollag W Bollag
Augusta University, USA
Professor of Physiology and the Director of the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University. After earning her PhD in Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University and performing an industrial postdoctoral fellowship at Hoffman-La Roche. Dr Bollag embarked on an academic career at MCG, where she rose through the ranks. Dr Bollag’s research interests relate to signal transduction and she has applied her expertise in cell signaling to a variety of systems, including the regulation of aldosterone production, of bone formation and of skin function.
Karen Chapman K Chapman
University of Edinburgh, UK
Professor of Molecular Endocrinology in the Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. Professor Chapman’s research focuses on the actions of glucocorticoids, in immunity and inflammation and in fetal maturation. Her current research is focused on the role of glucocorticoids in maturation of the fetal and neonatal cardiovascular system and the consequences for the adult cardiovascular system. Professor Chapman is a long-standing member of the Society for Endocrinology and previously served as the General Secretary of the Society. She is a keen advocate of mentoring, postgraduate education and equality, diversity and inclusion.
Chantal Chenu C Chenu
Royal Veterinary College, London, UK
A Professor of Skeletal Biology at the Royal Veterinary College in London. Dr Chenu’s research interests are centred around the regulatory and repair mechanisms of bone as well as the mechanisms involved in skeletal pain.
Morag Young M Young
Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia
Associate Professor and The Alice Baker and Eleanor Shaw Gender Equity Fellow, Baker Institute. Morag Young's research focus addresses the cell-specific biology and pathology of mineralocorticoid hormones and their receptors (MR). This includes an understanding of MR in electrolyte and volume homeostasis as well as novel roles in non-renal tissues including the cardiovascular system and inflammatory cells. Her work has defined cortisol signalling via the MR in non-classic target tissues and identified important links between the MR and the circadian clock in physiology and disease.
James Cantley J Cantley
University of Dundee, UK
Dr Cantley’s research is focused on the mechanisms that control insulin and glucagon secretion from the pancreas to maintain glucose homeostasis. Of particular interest are how these mechanisms coordinate the pancreatic endocrine response with whole body metabolic status, how they adapt during obesity, and how they fail during diabetes. Dr Cantley is a Senior Lecturer and PI at the University of Dundee, and was previously a group leader and Diabetes UK RD Lawrence Fellow at the University of Oxford.
Weiping Han W Han
Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, A*STAR Research Enterprises
Professor Weiping Han obtained his PhD in Physiology from Cornell University and did his postdoctoral work at the University of Pittsburgh and HHMI/UT Southwestern Medical Center. He was a Research Assistant Professor in the Center for Basic Neuroscience at UT Southwestern before moving to Singapore to establish a research program at Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). Currently he is Director, Division of Neurometabolism in Health & Diseases at Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. He is also Professor of Biochemistry at National University of Singapore and Duke-NUS Medical School.
Rebecca Hull R Hull
Sound Health Care System, USA
Research Professor at the University of Washington and VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. Her long-standing research interest is in understanding the mechanisms underlying decreased islet failure in type 2 diabetes. Her current research focus is on the islet endothelial cell and its role in modulating β-cell function and survival under conditions of health and disease. She is also Director of the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core within the University of Washington’s Diabetes Research Center.
Jonathan Schertzer J Schertzer
McMaster University, Canada
Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University in Hamilton. Dr. Schertzer holds a Canada Research Chair in Metabolic Inflammation and his research interests are focussed on understanding how xenobiotics, diet and microbial stress promote or combat obesity, prediabetes, and diabetic complications. Dr. Schertzer is excited to guide scientists to discover new aspects in the connections between host glucose and commensal and pathogenic bacteria. He has a long-standing interest in endocrine control of metabolism and energy partitioning in muscle and adipose tissue.
Weiping Zhang W Zhang
Tianjin Medical University, China
Professor of Endocrinology and Director of Tianjin Institute of Endocrinology, Tianjin Medical University, China. Professor Zhang obtained his PhD at the Second Military Medical University, and completed his post-doc training at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently Chairman of the Society of Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases in Chinese Association of Pathophysiology. His research interests mainly focus on endocrinology and metabolic diseases, including diabetes and NAFLD.
Endocrine-Related Cancer
Simak Ali S Ali
Imperial College London, UK
Professor of molecular endocrine oncology at Imperial College London. He leads a research group investigating the mechanisms of gene regulation by nuclear receptor transcription factors, with particular focus on estrogen and androgen receptor action in breast and prostate cancer, respectively, and treatment failure. His interests include genomic profiling, new target identification and development of drugs targeting transcriptional processes in cancer.
Raul M Luque R M Luque
University of Córdoba, Spain
Professor of Cell Biology at the Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology of the University of Córdoba, and Head of the OncObesity and Metabolism Research Group, Maimonides Institute for Biomedical Research of Córdoba, Spain. His research focuses on the regulation of pituitary cells by neuropeptides (e.g. somatostatin, GHRH, ghrelin), and on the molecular biology and functional relevance of these and other neuropeptides, their receptors and cellular machineries (e.g. spliceosome, RNA-exosome) on pituitary adenomas and hormone-related cancers.
Obesity/Energy Balance
Eugenia Carvalho E Carvalho
University of Coimbra, Portugal
Dr Carvalho is Principle Investigator at the Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC) at the University of Coimbra, and leads the group that studies obesity, diabetes and complications. She is currently investigating insulin action and metabolic dysfunction in adipocytes in response to in vivo treatments with immunosuppressive and antipsychotic drugs. Dr Carvalho is interested in investigating systemic and local factors that are altered in obesity and diabetes and identify dysfunctional pathways, including insulin signalling, mitochondrial function, oxidative stress and inflammation in cells and tissues, including epicardial fat in subjects with heart failure with diabetes.
Cristina García Cáceres C García Cáceres
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen, Germany
Lead of the the Astrocyte-Neuron Network Division, and Deputy Director at the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity (HMGU, Munich, Germany). Her research interests lie in the identification of key astrocytic signaling and molecular pathways implicated in the progression of obesity, thus inspiring and redefining therapeutic strategies to fight diabetes and obesity.
Sean Limesand S Limesand
University of Arizona, USA
Professor of Endocrinology in the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences at the University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA. His research interests are centered on fetal endocrinology and metabolism in normal pregnancy and pregnancies compromised by pathology, such as intrauterine growth restriction and diabetes.
SJ Sean Tsai SJ Tsai
National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Chair Professor at the Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University. Professor Tsai’s research interests focus on elucidating mechanisms of hypoxia-mediated drug resistance in cancer and molecular pathophysiology of gynaecological diseases such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis.
Steroid and Steroidogenesis
Alan J Conley A J Conley
University of California, USA
Professor of Population Health & Reproduction and Director of the Clinical Endocrinology Laboratory in the School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis. He is a comparative reproductive biologist and molecular endocrinologist with interests in steroidogenesis of the gonads, placenta and developing adrenal cortex as it relates to mammalian pregnancy and parturition as well as in endocrine diseases of the gonads and adrenals of domestic animals.
Rosalia Simmen R Simmen
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
Full Professor, Department of Physiology & Biophysics and the Winthrop P Rockefeller Cancer Institute, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA. Her research centres on women's reproductive health, obesity and chronic diseases, steroid hormone signalling, and metabolic networks and programming of breast and uterine cancers and stem cells.
Anita Boelen A Boelen
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Anita Boelen, PhD, is a Professor of Thyroid Hormone Metabolism, in particular molecular and diagnostic aspects, in the Endocrine Laboratory at the Amsterdam University Medical Center, University of Amsterdam. She is a basic scientist with a research focus on thyroid hormone metabolism in innate immune cells and on mechanisms involved in congenital central hypothyroidism. She is in charge of the regional Dutch Neonatal Screening program at the Endocrine Laboratory in the same institution and a former member of the board of the European Thyroid Association (ETA).
Laurent Sachs L Sachs
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France
Head of the joint research unit Molecular Physiology and Adaption, affiliated to the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the National Museum of Natural History of Paris. Dr Sachs’s research interests focus on the functions and mechanisms of action of thyroid hormones to understand physiological regulations that control development, tissue homeostasis, regeneration and aging in normal and altered conditions. Recently, his work has focused on the evolution of the hormonal control of life cycle transition with a special emphasis on amphibian metamorphosis and the crosstalk between thyroid hormone and glucocorticoid signalling.
Kevin McConway K McConway
Open University, UK
Emeritus Professor of Applied Statistics at the Open University in the UK. His research interests are in Bayesian methods and in applications of statistics in the life sciences (particularly ecology, evolution and clinical medicine). He studied at Cambridge, UCL and the Open University, is a trustee of the UK’s Science Media Centre and has been a Vice-President of the Royal Statistical Society.
Claire Fletcher C Fletcher
Imperial College London, UK
Dr Fletcher is an Imperial College/AstraZeneca Research Fellow within the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London, where she completed her PhD and post-doctoral studies under the mentorship of Professor Charlotte Bevan. Her research concerns the functions of non-coding RNAs in hormone-dependent cancers and drug resistance, the role of obesity and peri-prostatic adipocytes in promoting lethal prostate cancer, and post-transcriptional RNA modifications in modulating cancer therapy response. Claire is a recent recipient of a Society for Endocrinology Leadership and Development Award.
Tijana Mitić T Mitić
University of Edinburgh, UK
Dr Tijana Mitić is a BHF-funded research fellow and a principal investigator within the Centre for Cardiovascular Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research group investigates the role of long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) molecules and their interaction with Polycomb proteins in vascular endothelial cells during hypoxia and injury. Prior to this Tijana completed a postdoc at the Bristol Heart Institute at the University of Bristol studying epigenetics of diabetes-induced vascular diseases and Polycomb regulation of vascular chromatin. She completed her PhD in Molecular Endocrinology at the University of Edinburgh. Tijana is a 2020 recipient of the Society for Endocrinology innovative Leadership Award Scheme.
D Bechtold UK H Heuer Germany P Rozance USA
F Beier Canada M Huising USA B Soria Spain
M Björnholm Sweden S Jonker USA K Staines UK
M Caprio Italy R O Karlstrom USA C Too Canada
J Carroll UK S Mader Canada W E Visser Netherlands
H Choi Republic of Korea L Maletinska Czech Republic A Warner UK
A Erson-Bensan Turkey G Mabilleau France L Weinstein USA
B Fam Australia Z Michailidou UK Q Winger USA
M Fex Sweden J Mueller UK J Wolfe-Muller UK
C Gorvin UK O Nilsson Sweden Q Zhai China
D Heery USA L Orbán Singapore


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