Brad Cooke, Ph.D.
Responsibilities & Activities
I oversee basic and translational studies on the development, structure, and function of the neural systems that control feeding, energy balance and metabolism. I also oversee the Loan Repayment Program for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases.
Diabetes: Treatment, Prevention, & Complications
Basic and clinical studies aimed at addressing the prevention, treatment, and pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Endocrinology & Hormone Signaling
Endocrinology, neuroendocrinology, hormone signaling, nutrient sensing, the Hypothalamic-Pituitary- Axis, and bone metabolism.
Metabolism, Energy Balance & Obesity
Basic and clinical studies related to energy balance and physiological mechanisms modulating weight gain, loss and maintenance.
Neurobiology of Obesity
Neurobiology of energy balance and clinical studies on non-homeostatic (extra-hypothalamic) contributions to obesity and diabetes.
Committees & Working Groups
- Obesity Working Group Member
Associate Professor, Neuroscience Institute Georgia State University 2015-2017
Assistant Professor, Neuroscience Institute Georgia State University, 2008-2015
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Neurobiology Northwestern University, 2003-2008
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of Neuroscience Oregon National Primate Research Center, 2000-2003
Ph.D., Biological Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 2000