Sabrina Diano PhD

Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, of Comparative Medicine and of Neurobiology; Director, Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramComparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM) | NeurobiologyDiabetes Research Center | Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive Neurosciences Group; Reproductive Sciences: diano lab, Discovery to Cure Internship

Research Interests

Metabolism Regulation more...


  • Ph.D., University of Naples, Italy, 1993

Selected Publications

  • Diano S, Horvath TL. (2010) A sympathetic view on free radicals in diabetes. Neuron 66(6):809-11.
  • Wallingford N, Perroud B, Gao Q, Coppola A, Gyengesi E, Liu ZW, Gao XB, Diament A, Haus KA, Shariat-Madar Z, Mahdi F, Wardlaw SL, Schmaier AH, Warden CH, Diano S. (2009) Prolylcarboxypeptidase regulates food intake by inactivating alpha-MSH in rodents. J Clin Invest. 119(8):2291-303.
  • Andrews ZB, Liu ZW, Wallingford N, Erion DM, Borok E, Friedman JM, Tschoep MH, Shanabrough M, Cline GM, Shulman GI, Coppola A, Gao XB, Horvath TL, Diano S (2008) UCP2 mediates ghrelin’s action on NPY/AgRP neurons. Nature 454(7206):846-51.



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