Pediatric Endocrinology

Our department improves medical and psychosocial care for individuals who have a condition affecting sex development (DSD: difference/disorder of sex development) and for transgender and gender diverse youth, through niche translational research.

Research Activities

Our research focuses on human embryonic gonadal development, gonadal maintenance and germ cell cancer risk in dysgenetic gonads. Another research line focuses on the sexually dimorphic actions of sex steroids on various functions of the body, in particular during puberty. Furthermore, we participate in psychosocial research related to DSD. We have strong collaborations with the Departments of Pathology, Medical Genetics, Basic Sciences, Endocrinology, Urology and Psychology.

Research Staff