Dr. McCormack investigates the intersection of neuroendocrinology and metabolism. Her translational research program involves two areas. The first involves studying those with genetic disorders, including primary mitochondrial diseases and Friedreich's ataxia, with characterized risk for diabetes mellitus. Second, Dr. McCormack focuses on brain disorders associated with excess weight gain, including brain tumor-related hypothalamic obesity syndrome and idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
The McCormack Lab studies the intersection of neuroendocrinology and metabolism, with two areas of focus. First, the lab studies genetic disorders with increased risk for diabetes mellitus, including mitochondrial diseases. Second, investigators in the lab focus on brain tumor-related hypothalamic obesity syndrome. Insights from these rare conditions may lead to better treatments for more widespread problems related to energy balance, including obesity and diabetes.