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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 also oversee the Loan Repayment Program for the Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolic Diseases.

Research Programs

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