Gokhan Hotamisligil, Ph.D., M.D.
James S. Simmons Professor of Genetics & Metabolism, Chair, Department of Genetics & Complex Diseases, Director, Sabri Ülker Center for Metabolic Research
Assoc. Member, Harvard-MIT Broad Institute, Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Joslin Diabetes Center.
Gokhan Hotamisligil’s research efforts focus on the molecular and genetic basis of common and complex diseases, particularly obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. His research examines the mechanisms of nutrient sensing and response pathways as they relate to immune and metabolic homeostasis. He is an internationally recognized leader with seminal contributions including the discoveries that defined immunological components of obesity and diabetes, discovery of novel hormones regulating lipid and glucose metabolism, and endoplasmic reticulum as a key organelle regulating cellular and organismic metabolism, and its role in obesity, insulin resistance, and diabetes. Gokhan Hotamisligil pursues interdisciplinary paths, collaborations, and industry alliances towards development of novel preventive and therapeutic strategies against chronic metabolic diseases. His work has resulted in >180 highly cited papers and resulted in multiple patents. Gokhan Hotamisligil has been recognized with fellowships and awards including Markey, Pew, and AAAS Fellowships, the Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment Award of ADA, Wertheimer Award from IASO, Koç Science Award, TUBITAK Science Award, Roy Greep Award of the Endocrine Society, and the International Danone Prize. He earned his M.D. at Ankara University and Ph.D. at Harvard University.