Maya Styner, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialty Areas: Metabolic bone disease, osteoporosis, lipodystrophies, and general endocrinology.
Chronology: Biomedical Research Summer Intern: National Institutes of Health, 1993-1994; BS in Biology with Honors: UNC-CH,1993-1997; Pre-doctoral Intramural Research Training Award: National Institutes of Health, 1997-1998; MD: UNC-CH, 1998-2002; Research Associate: University of Bern, Switzerland, Department of Clinical Research, 2002-2004; Resident Physician in Kreisspital Muri, Switzerland, 2/2004-06/2004; Residency in Internal Medicine: UNC-CH, 2004-2007; Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism: University of North Carolina, 2007-2010; Endocrinology Fellowship Research Training Grant Recipient: UNC-CH, 2007-2010; BIRCWH Scholar: UNC-CH, 2010-2012; Clinical Instructor: University of North Carolina, 2010-2012; K08 Awardee: UNC-CH, 2012-present; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2012-present.
Dr. Styner’s practice consists of consultation and ongoing care for patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes, with a focus on metabolic bone disease and osteoporosis. Dr. Styner’s research is focused on bone health and metabolic health - work that directly applies to patient care in her practice. In the laboratory she studies how exercise regulates the poorly understood fat in the bone also known as marrow fat. These studies will inform future treatments designed to improve skeletal and metabolic health. In addition to research, Dr. Styner is committed to teaching medical students, residents and fellows both in the clinical setting as well as in the laboratory.
Morton TL, Galior K, McGrath C, Wu X, Uzer G, Uzer GB, Sen B, Xie Z, Tyson D, Rubin J, Styner M. Exercise Increases and Browns Muscle Lipid in High Fat Diet-Fed Mice. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2016;7. doi: 10.3389/fendo.2016.00080
Styner M, Pagnotti GM, Galior K, Wu X, Thompson WR, Uzer G, Sen B, Xie Z, Horowitz MC, Styner MA, Rubin C, Rubin J. Exercise. Regulation of Marrow Fat in the Setting of PPARγ Agonist Treatment in Female C57BL/6 mice. Endocrinology. 2015 Jun 8;PubMed PMID: 26052898
Styner M, Thompson WR, Galior K, Uzer G, Wu X, Kadari S, Case N, Xie Z, Sen B, Romaine A, Pagnotti GM, Rubin CT, Styner MA, Horowitz MC, Rubin J. Bone marrow fat accumulation accelerated by high fat diet is suppressed by exercise. Bone. 2014;64C:39-46. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2014.03.044. PubMed PMID: 24709686.