Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards: Philipp Scherer, Ph.D. (Medicine, 2012)

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST) recognized Philipp Scherer, Ph.D., at UT Southwestern Medical Center, in 2012 as one of the state's rising starts in research.

Dr. Scherer, Professor of Internal Medicine and Cell Biology at the Medical Center, is one of four winners of the 2012 Edith and Peter O’Donnell Awards presented by TAMEST.

Dr. Scherer has directed the Touchstone Center for Diabetes Research since 2007. He received the O’Donnell Award in medicine based in part on his research into fat-derived hormones that control sensitivity to insulin. The blood levels of adiponectin – a protein he discovered in 1994 – decline as a person gains weight, which offers potential as a good predictor of diabetes, heart disease and cancer risk.

The video is courtesy of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas (TAMEST).