Involvement of Stress-Signaling Molecules in Metabolic Functions

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Prof. Alon Chen
Head, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

Dr. Yael Kuperman
The Sarah and Rolando Uziel Research Associate Chair, Assistant Staff Scientist Department of Veterinary Resources, Weizmann Institute of Science

Gerald I. Shulman
Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology) and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center; Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Project: Chen, Kuperman and Shulman will exchange expertise and knowledge available at the Yale and Weizmann Institute Metabolic Phenotyping Centers and will resume past collaborations on the involvement of stress-signaling molecules, in both brain and muscle, in regulating metabolic functions and stress-induced metabolic diseases such as obesity, type-2 diabetes and eating disorders.