U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Monica Skarulis

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-6087
Email: monicas@intra.niddk.nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • M.D.New York Medical College1985
  • B.S.The City College of New York1983

 Related Links

  • Endocrinology

Research in Plain Language

Our research group studies the effects of excess weight and obesity on health. These studies include adults with a range of body weights. We study fat distribution, metabolic rate, and exercise tolerance. We also examine hormone responses to meals and to glucose given through the blood stream. Patients donate samples of blood, urine, fat (taken from under the skin in the lower abdomen), and muscle (taken from the thigh). We use these specimens for gene expression studies and other research.