Emilio-Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD, Is Selected as One of the 2014 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars

Emilio-Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonology, has been selected as one of the 2014 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars. Learn more...

Every year since 2008, the Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholar Program has selected four young P&S physician-scientists to conduct translational research.

Emilio-Arteaga-Solis, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pulmonology, has been selected as one of the 2014 Louis V. Gerstner Jr. Scholars. Dr. Arteaga-Solis proposes to expand on his recent finding that leptin, a hormone produced by fat cells that regulates appetite, is involved in the pathogenesis of obesity-associated asthma. He will apply a multi-pronged approach to study the impact on airway diameter and hence, lung function, of other hormones that regulate energy metabolism. His work will initially focus on adiponectin, an adipocyte-derived hormone that regulates bone mass.