Graduate Studies Faculty
Thomas S. Scanlan, Ph.D.
Programs:Physiology & Pharmacology
Research Interests:chemical and biological aspects of steroid/thyroid hormone action » Click here for more about Dr. Scanlan's research » PubMed Listing
Preceptor RotationsAcademic Term Available Spring 2015 Unknown
Faculty MentorshipDr. Scanlan has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time. Dr. Scanlan has not indicated availability as a mentor at this time.
Current research in the Scanlan Lab is focused on understanding thyroid hormone action at the molecular, cellular, and organismal level to facilitate the development of novel thyroid hormone based therapeutic agents. Thyroid hormone regulates important processes in the central nervous system and periphery, and development of tissue-selective thyroid hormone agonists and antagonists as both research tools and therapeutic agents is an active component of the lab’s research. The lab also investigates the chemistry and biology activity of novel thyroid hormone metabolites in an effort to use these endogenous iodine-containing compounds as therapeutic or diagnostic agents.