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, Department of Comparative Medicine; Director, Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism

Research Departments & Organizations

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

Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences: Discovery to Cure Internship | Reproductive Neurosciences Group

Diabetes Research Center

Fellowship Training

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Kavli Institute for Neuroscience

Yale Center for Research on Aging (Y-Age)

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Interests

Neuroendocrinology; Obesity; Physiology

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


  • Hans Fisher Senior Fellow Munich, Germany (2014 - 2014)

  • Visiting Professor Gödöllő, Hungary (2014)

  • Visiting Professor Porto Alegre, Brazil (2013)

  • Visiting Professor Cologne, Germany (2013)

Selected Publications

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Contact Info

Tamas Horvath, DVM, PhD
Lab Location
Horvath LabBrady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste BML 316

New Haven, CT 06510
Office Location
Brady Memorial Laboratory
310 Cedar Street, Ste 330 BML

New Haven, CT 06510
Mailing Address
Comparative MedicinePO Box 208016
310 Cedar St

New Haven, CT 06520-8016

Curriculum Vitae

Horvath Lab