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
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
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