Sunita K. Agarwal, PhD

May 25, 2021

Dr. Sunita K. Agarwal obtained her PhD from the Bombay University in India in 1991. She moved to the USA for post-doctoral work at the University of Delaware (1991 to 1995), where she first studied selectable marker genes to identify transformed transgenic plants, and later studied the growth hormone-associated endocrine axis in sex-linked dwarf chickens, a model of human Laron syndrome. Since 1995, Dr. Agarwal has worked at the NIH in the Metabolic Diseases Branch of the NIDDK.

Dr. Agarwal has identified the genetic and molecular basis of multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1), and MEN1-related states such as sporadic or familial primary hyperparathyroidism, and sporadic pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. She has published close to 100 research articles, review articles and book chapters.

She actively engages in serving as an ad hoc reviewer for several high impact journals and has served on the editorial board of the JCEM. The current work in her lab explores the genetics, epigenetics and biology of familial and sporadic endocrine tumors of MEN1 target tissues, with an overall goal to understand the mechanisms of endocrine tumor development, improve genetic diagnosis and identify potential therapeutic targets.

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