Joseph T Bass, MD, PHD

Charles F. Kettering Professor
Northwestern University
Department of Medicine / Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine

Biographical Sketch:
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. The major research focus of his group is on the molecular integration of circuits coordinating feeding, sleep and wakefulness with systems controlling energy balance and nutrient utilization. This work stems from recent discoveries on the role of the circadian clock gene network in the integration of both brain and peripheral tissue energy sensing and metabolism. The Bass lab exploits approaches ranging from cell biology, to whole animal physiology, experimental genetics and behavioral analyses in order to elucidate the pathophysiology of diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome in states of circadian and sleep disruption, and the reciprocal interplay between metabolic disease states and circadian disorders. 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 American Diabetes Association, the North American Association of Obesity, the Japanese Endocrine Society, and the medical schools of Alabama, Albert Einstein, Baylor, Cincinnati, New York University, Pasteur Institute, University of Colorado, Columbia University, University of Chicago, University of Geneva, University of Illinois, University of Texas Southwestern and Yale. He is a member of the American Diabetes Association’s 2013 Scientific Sessions Meeting Planning Committee and the Association of American Physicians.
S38 Obesity and Dysregulated Sleep
S38-1 Circadian-Gene Interactions