Tamas L. Horvath DVM, PhD

Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neurobiology and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Chair, Section of Comparative Medicine; Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Comparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM) | Horvath Lab

Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Fellowship Training

Diabetes Research Center

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Research Interests

Neurobiology of obesity; Neuroendocrine physiology more...


  • D.V.M., University of Veterinary Sciences, Budapest, 1992
  • Ph.D., Szeged University, 2000

Selected Publications

  • Diano S, Liu Z-W, Jeong JK, Dietrich MO, Ruan H-B, Kim E, Suyama S, Kelly K, Gyengesi E, Arbiser JL, Belsham DD, Sarruf DA, Schwartz MW, Bennett AM, Shanabrough M, Mobbs CV, Yang X, Gao X-B, Horvath TL (2011) Peroxisome proliferation–associated control of reactive oxygen species sets melanocortin tone and feeding in diet-induced obesity. Nature Medicine 17: 1121-7.
  • Dietrich MO, Bober J, Ferreira JG, Souza DO, Tellez LA, Mineur Y, Araújo I, Picciotto M, Gao X-B, Liu Z-W, Horvath TL 2012 AgRP neurons regulate the development of dopamine neuronal plasticity and non food-associated behaviors. Nature Neuroscience 15: 11080-1110.
  • Matarese G, Procaccini C, Menale C, Kim JG, Diano S, Diano N, De Rosa V, Dietrich MO, Horvath TL 2013 Hunger-promoting hypothalamic neurons modulate effector and regulatory T-cell responses. PNAS 110(15):6193-8.



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