The laboratory carries out studies of the physiology of gut peptides, encompassing the mechanisms controlling their bioactivty, with a focus on glucagon and the glucagon-like peptides and their receptors. An updated summary of recent Research from the Drucker Laboratory is maintained on an ongoing basis, as is a list of recent Drucker lab publications and Drucker Lab Reagents. The laboratory is comprised of research technicians, Graduate students from the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Institute of Medical Sciences, as well as Research fellows appointed to the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Information for prospective students and research fellows at the University of Toronto may be found at the SGS Website.
An overview of the science pursued in the Drucker lab research program is summarized in the NN Foundation EASD 2019 Award brochure
Dr. Daniel J. Drucker is an Endocrinologist and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. Dr. Drucker received training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology from the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore and the Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto and completed a research fellowship in Molecular Endocrinology (1984-87) at the Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Drucker established his own laboratory research program in 1987 in Toronto. Google Scholar Profile
A NIH Biosketch for Daniel J Drucker is here
Research in the Drucker lab is funded by grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Funding for graduate Students and research fellows is available through these and other agencies and through University Departmental funds at the University of Toronto. For additional information about research opportunities, contact Dr. D. Drucker
Disclosure: Dr. Drucker maintains this Website and is responsible for Website content. Dr. Drucker has served as an advisor or consultant or speaker within the past 12 months to Forkhead Biotherapeutics, Intarcia Therapeutics, Kallyope, Eli Lilly, Merck Research Laboratories, Novo Nordisk Inc., Pfizer Inc and Sanofi Inc.. Neither Dr. Drucker or his family members hold stock directly or indirectly in any of these companies. GLP-2 is the subject of a patent license agreement between Shire Inc and the University of Toronto, Toronto General Hospital (UHN) and Daniel Drucker.