Effie Tzameli, Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism
Effie Tzameli has a PhD in molecular biology from Boston University School of Medicine. Her thesis work focused on transcriptional regulation, nuclear hormone receptors and apolipoproteins. For her post-doctoral work she joined the lab of David Moore at the Dept. of Molecular Biology, Mass General Hospital and Dept. of Genetics, Harvard Medical School where she worked on a newly discovered orphan nuclear hormone receptor.
Her work led to the discovery of endogenous and synthetic ligands for the receptor. In 2000 she joined the Endocrine Division and the laboratory of Jeff Flier at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, as junior faculty. There, she worked on a variety of projects relating to obesity and diabetes. Other activities included organization of the weekly Endocrine Grand round seminars, as well as programmatic development and workshop organization of activities run by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD). She is also a member of the Association of Women in Science (AWIS) and has been acting as mentor to Boston area graduate students and post-docs. Her work has been published in several journals including MCB, JCI, Cell Metabolism, Nature and Nature Medicine. In 2011 she moved to Cell Press as editor of the reviews journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism.