Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics
"To Eat or Not to Eat : Leptin and the Biologic Basis of Obesity"
During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
Is obesity a disease caused by genetics, biological factors, or illnesses or is it a results from a person's chosen lifestyle, eating habits, and environment?
About the speaker:
Jeffrey Friedman, MD, PhD
Marilyn M. Simpson Professor
Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at Rockefeller University
Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
2005 winner of the Gairdner Foundation International Award and the Passano Foundation Award 2009
Winner of the Shaw Prize and Keio Medical Science Prize
2010 winner of the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research (both with Douglas L. Coleman)
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 8:00 p.m.
Sokol Science Lecture Series
Tickets, available at the Kasser Theatre, are FREE to the MSU Community and $10.00 for others