Prof. Tamas L. Horvath
Member of the International Faculty
Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Research and Chair, Yale University
Positions and Employment
Associate Research Scientist, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., Dept. Ob/Gyn.
1996 - 1999
Assistant Professor, Yale Univ. Sch. of Med., Dept. of Ob/Gyn.
1999 - 2004
Associate Professor, Yale Univ., Sch of Med., Dept. of Ob/Gyn.
2004 - 2006
Associate Professor (with Tenure), Yale Univ., Sch. of Med.
Professor (with Tenure), Yale Univ., Sch. of Med.
Chair, Section of Comparative Medicine, Yale Univ., Sch. of Med.
Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism
His laboratory has been studying the relationship between peripheral hormones and circuits of the central nervous system that, in turn, regulate complex, goal-oriented behaviors and whole body energy metabolism. They have been analyzing the regulatory principles of hypothalamic circuits and their effects on complex behaviors. From these studies, they assert that hypothalamic circuit activity impacts the reward circuit neuronal energy metabolism by altering mitochondrial dynamics.
Other Experience and Professional Memberships
Member, Society for Neuroscience
Member, International Brain Research Organization
Member, International Society of Neuroendocrinology
Member, The Endocrine Society
Contribution to the KPA I:
His work on developmental control of hypothalamic neuronal circuits and mitochondrial mechanisms of neuronal control will synergistically interface with many of the projects of Prof. Brüning and other members of CECAD in Cologne.