Wednesday, July 30
LEPTIN AND THE BIOLOGIC BASIS OF OBESITY
JEFFREY M. FRIEDMAN, MD, PHD
About The Speaker:
Jeffrey Friedman is Marilyn M. Simpson Professor at Rockefeller University. Dr. Friedman received his MD from Albany Medical College and his PhD from Rockefeller University after working in the lab of James E. Darnell, Jr. He joined the faculty at Rockefeller, ultimately leading to the appointment as Marilyn M. Simpson Professor in 1999. He has been an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1986. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine, and has won several coveted awards in the field including the 2010 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.