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Brad Cooke, Ph.D.

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Developmental Neuroendocrinology, Electrophysiology, and Cognitive Neuroscience

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 oversee the Loan Repayment Program for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases, as well as the SBIR / STTR program on the prevention and treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Research Programs

Endocrinology & Hormone Signaling
Hormone and nutrient sensing by the central nervous system, and coordination of energy homeostasis with the stress and reproductive axes in the brain.

Metabolism, Energy Balance & Obesity
Basic studies in non-human animals related to the neural control of energy balance and weight gain, loss and maintenance.

Neurobiology of Obesity
Neurobiology of energy homeostasis and peripheral metabolism. Basic studies on homeostatic and non-homeostatic contributions to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Committees & Working Groups

  • Obesity Working Group Member