Pouneh Fazeli, M.D.

Physician Investigator (NonCl)
Neuroendocrine, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Neuroendocrine, Massachusetts General Hospital
MPH Harvard School of Public Health 2012
MD University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine 2002
adiposity; amenorrhea; anorexia nervosa; bone density; bone diseases metabolic; bone marrow; fibroblast growth factor; fibroblast growth factors; human growth hormone; infertility; insulin-like growth factor i; intercellular signaling peptides and proteins; undernutrition

Dr. Fazeli is an NIH-funded investigator. Her research is focused in two areas:

1) Understanding hormonal adaptations to undernutrition and how they relate to the long-term consequences of undernutrition, such as loss of bone mass.This includes studying the role of fibroblast growth factor (FGF) 21 in the human starvation response and understanding the role and function of marrow adipose tissue, a fat depot which is paradoxically increased in states of chronic undernutrition.

2) Understanding hormonal mediators of amenorrhea and infertility.

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