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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
Energy balance, thermogenesis and mitochondria biology in obesity and diabetes

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
Last Reviewed March 2023