U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Marc Reitman

 Contact Info

Tel: 301-496-6442
Email: marc.reitman@nih.gov

 Select Experience

  • Senior Investigator and Branch ChiefNIDDK, NIH2011-present
  • Director, Clinical Research; Director Obesity and Metabolic ResearchMerck Research Laboratories2002-2011
  • Fellow; Investigator; Senior InvestigatorNIDDK, NIH1986-2002
  • Residency in Internal MedicineColumbia-Presbyterian Hospital1983-1986
  • M.D., Ph.D.Washington University1983
  • B.S.Massachusetts Institute of Technology1977

 Related Links

  • Clinical Research
  • Genetics/Genomics
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Molecular Pharmacology/Toxicology
  • Neuroscience/Neurophysiology/Neurodevelopment

Research in Plain Language

I am interested in the physiology of obesity—how the body regulates energy intake and energy use.  We use mice to study regulation of metabolic rate and body temperature and to explore potential drug treatments for human obesity.  I believe that mouse studies will generate hypotheses for testing in the clinical setting, and similarly, that clinical observations will spur investigations using mouse models.