Ann Marie Zavacki, PhD,

Research Associate and Assistant Professor of Medicine

Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Ann Marie Zavacki, PhD,

Dr. Ann Marie Zavacki is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She has a long-standing interest in Molecular Endocrinology, with a focus on thyroid hormone action. She received her Ph.D. from Harvard University from the program of Biological and Biomedical Sciences where she studied how mutant thyroid hormone receptors associated with the syndrome of Generalized Resistance to Thyroid Hormone (GRTH) interfere with normal thyroid hormone receptor function. Dr. Zavacki did her postdoctoral training at Baylor College of Medicine and Brigham and Women’s Hospital studying orphan nuclear hormone receptors where the ligand is unknown, and how thyroid hormone is specifically activated and inactivated by the iodothyronine deiodinase selenoenzymes. She is currently studying how local changes in thyroid hormone mediated by the iodothyronine deiodinases contribute to muscle function and regeneration after injury, and how local changes in thyroid hormone are involved in the beneficial effects of stretching.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Department of Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

View Zavacki’s Publications in PubMed.