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 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.
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
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