Liora S Katz

Liora S Katz, PhD

About Me

Dr. Liora S. Katz is an Associate Professor, Diabetes Obesity Metabolism Institute and Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone disease, and Mindich Child Health and Development Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. Her academic journey spans over two decades, focusing diabetes and obesity research. Dr. Katz earned her B.Sc. in Biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, her M.Sc. in Structural and Molecular Biochemistry from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her Ph.D. in Biology from Geneva University, Switzerland. She further honed her expertise through a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIDDK). Driven by a passion for science, she has contributed significantly to the understanding of various aspects of diabetes, ranging from transcriptional regulation and cell differentiation to the identification of key molecular pathways involved in β-cell function and survival. Currently, her main research focus is glucose-induced adaptive expansion and the intricate mechanisms governing beta cell failure amid metabolic overload.

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Medicine, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Bone Disease