Department of Medicine
Antonio C. Bianco’s research has focused on how the systemic hormone T3 initiates or terminates critical biological steps while maintaining relatively stable levels in the circulation. His work has established the importance of “local” control of thyroid hormone metabolism that is provided by deiodinases. It has also revealed how deiodinases participate in development, metabolic control, and energy homeostasis. From a broad perspective, his work has defined the modern paradigm that deiodinases regulate thyroid hormone signaling on a tissue-specific basis, playing critical roles in human health and disease.
Bianco received his MD from the Santa Casa School of Medicine in São Paulo, Brazil, as well as an MSc and PhD in human physiology from the University of São Paulo. He was previously a member of the faculties of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Most recently, he was the Charles Arthur Weaver Professor of Medicine, as well as a professor of physiology and biophysics and the senior vice president for clinical affairs, at Rush University Medical Center.