- Jeffrey Friedman, The Rockefeller University, USA
Dr. Jeffrey Friedman is a Professor at the Rockefeller University and an Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute studying the physiologic and genetic mechanisms that regulate food intake and body weight. In 1994, his laboratory isolated the mouse ob gene and showed that it reduces food intake in mice. Current research is aimed at understanding the neural and physiological mechanisms by which leptin transmits its weight-reducing signal. He is a member of the National Academy of Science and has won numerous awards including the 2010 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the 2019 Wolf Prize in Medicine, and the 2020Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences.
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