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

Office of Student ResearchInterdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramComparative Medicine: Integrative Cell Signaling & Neurobiology of Metabolism (ICSNM); Horvath Lab | Neurobiology: Kavli Institute for NeuroscienceFellowship 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

  • Dietrich MO, Liu Z-W, Horvath TL (2013) Mitochondrial dynamics controlled by mitofusins regulate Agrp neuronal activity and diet-induced obesity. Cell 155(1):188-99. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2013.09.004.
  • Vogt MC, Paeger L, Hess S, Steculorum SM, Awazawa M, Hampel B, Neupert S, Nicholls HT, Mauer J, Hausen AC, Predel R, Kloppenburg P, Horvath TL, Brüning JC (2014) Neonatal insulin action impairs hypothalamic neurocircuit formation in response to maternal highfat feeding. Cell. 156:495-509. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2014.01.008. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
  • Kim JG, Suyama S, Koch M, Jin S, Argente-Arizon P, Argente J, Liu ZW, Zimmer MR, Jeong JK, Szigeti-Buck K, Gao Y, Garcia-Caceres C, Yi CX, Salmaso N, Vaccarino FM, Chowen J, Diano S, Dietrich MO, Tschöp MH, Horvath TL (2014) Leptin signaling in atsrocytes regulates hypothalamic neuronal circuits and feeding. Nature Neuroscience 17(7):908-10. doi: 10.1038/nn.3725. Epub 2014 Jun 1.



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