The Institute Of Human Nutrition

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Rudolph Leibel, MD

Dr. Leibel is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine Head of the Division of Molecular Genetics at Columbia University. He is Co-Director of the New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center, and Director of its Molecular Biology/Molecular Genetics Core. He also co-directs the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center at Columbia University. His research focuses on the genetics of obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes. His laboratory has mapped, cloned and identified mutations in obesity-related genes in rats, mice, and more recently in humans, genes that encode leptin and the leptin receptor. Currently his research group is defining the physiological bases by which signaling networks can regulate body size and composition.   

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