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Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD

Jean and David W. Wallace Professor of Comparative Medicine and Professor of Neuroscience and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences; Chair, Comparative Medicine

Contact Information

Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD

Lab Location

  • Brady Memorial Laboratory
    310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 316
    New Haven, CT 06510

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Comparative Medicine

    PO Box 208016, 310 Cedar St

    New Haven, CT 06520-8016

    United States

Research Summary

My main interest is the neuroendocrine regulation of homeostasis with particular emphasis on metabolic disorders, such as obesity and diabetes, and the effect of metabolic signals on higher brain functions and neurodegeneration. We have active research programs to pursue the role of synaptic plasticity in the mediation of peripheral hormones’ effects on the central nervous system.

We also study the role of mitochondrial membrane potential in normal and pathological brain functions with particular emphasis on the acute effect of mitochondria in neuronal transmission and neuroprotection. We combine classical neurobiological approaches, including electrophysiology and neuroanatomy, with endocrine and genetic techniques to better understand biological events at the level of the organism.

Specialized Terms: Neurobiology of obesity; Neuroendocrine physiology


Research Interests

Neuroendocrinology; Obesity; Physiology

Selected Publications