Gerald I. Shulman, MD, PhD, FACP, MACE George R. Cowgill Professor of Medicine, Endocrinology Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Co-Director, Yale Diabetes Research Center Director, Yale Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center
Co-Sponsored by the Section of Endocrinology and the Department of Medicine
The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Objectives – Participants will be able to:
1. To understand the role of ectopic lipid in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes and the metabolic syndrome.
2. To understand the molecular mechanisms of lipid-induced liver and muscle insulin resistance.
3. To understand the role of muscle insulin resistance in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and dyslipidemia.
Dr. Shulman is an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry, Medicine and Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale University. He is also the Co-Director of the Yale Diabetes Research Center. Dr. Shulman completed his undergraduate studies in biophysics at the University of Michigan, and received his MD and PhD degrees from Wayne State University. Following an internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center, he did an endocrinology fellowship and the Massachusetts General Hospital-Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shulman completed additional postdoctoral work in molecular biophysics and biochemistry at Yale before joining the faculty at Harvard Medical School. He was subsequently recruited back to Yale, where he remains presently. Dr. Shulman has pioneered the use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy to non-invasively examine intracellular glucose and fat metabolism in humans that have led to several paradigm shifts in our understanding of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Shulman is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and he has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, The Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Shulman reported no conflicts of interest.
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