ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Diabetes Association will present the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award to Pere Puigserver, PhD. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Lilly USA, LLC, this prestigious award recognizes research in diabetes that demonstrates particular independence of thought and originality. Dr. Puigserver will be recognized with this honor at the Association's 75th Scientific Sessions®, taking place June 5-9, 2015, at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston.
Currently Professor of Cancer Biology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Dr. Puigserver has made outstanding contributions identifying the molecular components and mechanisms involved in nutrient-regulated metabolic processes. The work of Dr. Puigserver's laboratory has provided fundamental new information for better understanding of metabolic diseases.
Through development and implementation of a variety of biochemical, cellular, genetic and metabolic approaches, Dr. Puigserver's research has identified novel basic and evolutionarily conserved metabolic circuitries that involve sensing and communication of nutrients to signaling and gene programs associated with cellular metabolic reprogramming. When not properly regulated, these metabolic circuitries can lead to diabetes and other diseases; therefore, components of these pathways present potential therapeutic targets.
Dr. Puigserver will present the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award Lecture, "Transcriptional Machineries that Control Glucose Homeostasis: Targets for Diabetes" on Monday, June 8.
More than 14,000 top scientists, physicians and other health care professionals from around the world will share the latest cutting-edge research and learn the most up-to-date information on prevention, treatment and care, at the Association's Scientific Sessions.
The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight to Stop Diabetes® and its deadly consequences and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. For the past 75 years, our mission has been to prevent, and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 800-DIABETES (800-342-2383) or visit diabetes.org. Information from both these sources is available in English and Spanish.