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Dr. Joseph T. Bass, MD PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Neurobiology and Physiology and Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University, in addition to serving as a primary faculty member of Northwestern's Center for Cell and Developmental Systems Biology.

A graduate of Yale University and the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MD, PhD), he completed his residency at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center, and his training in Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Chicago, where he was the recipient of fellowships from the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Since joining the faculty at Northwestern, his research has focused on the experimental mouse genetics of obesity and diabetes. He is a principal investigator on several grants from the National Institutes of Health, including a physician-scientist career development award. Dr. Bass' long-term research goals are to delineate brain pathways involved in control of behavior and metabolism, and to develop high-throughput approaches to identify targets for anti-hyperglycemic and anti-obesity therapies.

  Dr. Bass has been invited to speak on his obesity and diabetes research at leading national conferences, including the Gordon Conference, the Keystone Symposium, the Endocrine Society, the North American Association of Obesity, the Japanese Endocrine Society, and the medical schools of Yale, Columbia, Cincinnati, Alabama, Albert Einstein, University of Colorado, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, NYU, Baylor, and the Medical Research Council Laboratories (Mill Hill). He is a member of the Annual Meeting Steering Committee of the Endocrine Society and is an active lecturer in both undergraduate and graduate life sciences courses at Northwestern.

Please browse the site to learn more about the Bass Lab's current research projects, see a list of Dr. Bass' publications, and to contact Dr. Bass.

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