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Prof. Tamas L. Horvath


Member of the International Faculty

Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Research and Chair, Yale University 

Positions and Employment

1994- 1996
Associate Research Scientist, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., Dept. Ob/Gyn.

1996 - 1999
Assistant Professor, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., Dept. of Ob/Gyn.

1999 - 2004
Associate Professor, Yale Univ., Sch of Med., Dept. of Ob/Gyn. 

2004 - 2006
Associate Professor (with Tenure), Yale Univ., Sch. of Med.

2006-
Professor (with Tenure), Yale Univ., Sch. of Med.

2005-
Chair, Section of Comparative Medicine, Yale Univ., Sch. of Med.

2009-
Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

His laboratory has been studying the relationship between peripheral hormones and circuits of the central nervous system that, in turn, regulate complex, goal-oriented behaviors and whole body energy metabolism. They have been analyzing the regulatory principles of hypothalamic circuits and their effects on complex behaviors. From these studies, they assert that hypothalamic circuit activity impacts the reward circuit neuronal energy metabolism by altering mitochondrial dynamics. 

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

1992-
Member, Society for Neuroscience

1992-
Member, International Brain Research Organization

1994-
Member, International Society of Neuroendocrinology

2000-
Member, The Endocrine Society

Contribution to the KPA I:

His work on developmental control of hypothalamic neuronal circuits and mitochondrial mechanisms of neuronal control will synergistically interface with many of the projects of Prof. Brüning and other members of CECAD in Cologne.