Rainey Lab

Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology  | University of Michigan



Juilee Rege, Ph.D.

Desmare van Rooyen, Ph.D.


Nanba K, Baker JE, Blinder AR, Bick N, Liu C-J, Lim JS, Wachtel H, Cohen DL, Williams TA, Reincke M, Lyden ML, Bancos I, Young WF, Else T, Giordano TJ, Udager AM, Rainey WE. Histopathology and genetic causes of primary aldosteronism in young adults. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2022 Jul 2;dgac408. PMID: 35779252

Nanba K, Rainey WE. Pathophysiology of bilateral hyperaldosteronism. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes 2022 Jun 1;29(3):233-242. PMCID: PMC9202492

Rege J, Hoxie J, Liu CJ, Cash MN, Luther JM, Gellert L, Turcu AF, Else T, Giordano TJ, Udager AM, Rainey WE, Nanba K. Targeted mutational analysis of cortisol-producing adenomas. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2022 Jan 18;107(2):e594-e603. PMCID: PMC8764218

Turcu AF, Zhao L, Chen X, Yang R, Rege J, Rainey WE, Veldhuis JD, Auchus RJ. Circadian rhythms of 11-oxygenated C19 steroids and ∆5-steroid sulfates in healthy men. Eur J Endocrinol 2021 Aug 27;185(4):K1-K6. PMCID: PMC8826489 

Nanba K, Rainey WE, Udager AM. Approaches to gene mutation analysis using formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded adrenal tumor tissue from patients with primary aldosteronism. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2021 Jun 29;12:683588. PMCID: PMC8276099


US Endocrine Society annual meeting

June 15-18, 2023


Journal Club temporarily postponed

Researching Adrenal Physiology and Disease

The Rainey Laboratory is located in the Department of Molecular and Integrative Physiology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our research focuses on adrenal gland steroid hormone production. Our work takes a "bench-to-patient-bedside" approach to defining the role of the adrenal gland in normal physiology and endocrine diseases.

Our team consists of post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate students, and technicians with a variety of scientific interests and international backgrounds. The lab provides a stimulating and enriching environment for conducting research directed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.

The University of Michigan Adrenal Research Group includes six independent NIH funded laboratories that provide support to study all aspects of adrenal physiology and disease. In addition, our research team has an extensive network of national and international collaborators that share our goal of treating or curing adrenal and ovarian diseases.

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