Turcu Lab

All About the Adrenal

Dr. Adina Turcu, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor for the Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Diabetes in the Department of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine. Dr. Turcu leads a translational research program that leverages basic adrenal physiology and pathology knowledge into clinical care applications.

The primary focus of the lab is to research the development of steroid biomarkers that could greatly simplify the diagnosis and care of patients with androgen excess (such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia or polycystic ovary syndrome) and endocrine hypertension (such as primary aldosteronism).

Dr. Turcu also conducts clinical research and is an investigator in several multi-center clinical trials studying new therapies for patients with adrenal disorders, such as Cushing’s syndrome and congenital adrenal hyperplasia.