Peter Tontonoz MD, PhD

University of California Los Angeles

Peter Tontonoz is the Frances and Albert Piansky Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. The focus of his laboratory is the control of gene expression by lipids and the role of nuclear receptors in lipid metabolism. Dr. Tontonoz has helped to elucidate fundamental mechanisms by which animals maintain cellular and whole-body lipid homeostasis. He is a recipient of the Weitzman and Aurbach Awards from the Endocrine Society, and the Jeffrey Hoeg Award from the AHA. He serves on a number of editorial boards and is Editor in Chief of Molecular and Cellular Biology.