April 27, 2010

Roger Cone, Ph.D., Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Sciences

Roger Cone, Ph.D., professor and chair of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) this morning. Membership in the NAS is one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Cone is one of 72 new members and 18 foreign associates recognized for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Cone is renowned for his research focused on understanding how the central nervous system regulates energy stores – both the normal processes and the pathophysiological mechanisms that lead to obesity, metabolic syndrome, anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.