PhD, Psychology (specializing in behavioral neuroscience and ingestive behavior), University of Pennsylvania
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Washington
Seeley’s work is focused on peripheral hormones in the central nervous system that regulate food intake and body weight. In particular, he has focused on the numerous hypothalamic and gastrointestinal peptides and their associated receptors that influence both energy intake and energy expenditure.
He leads a partnership with Cincinnati’s Ethicon Endo-Surgery aimed at better understanding of the basic biology behind obesity and finding new solutions for treating obesity and related conditions, including diabetes. The main focus of this research is to gain insight into the hows and whys behind bariatric surgery—such as the Roux-en-Y gastric bypass procedure.
2009, Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award, American Diabetes Association 2008, Ernst Oppenheimer Award, Endocrine Society 2006, Invited speaker at Nobel Symposium 2003, Lilly Scientific Achievement Award
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