Dr. Birnbaum is Willard and Rhoda Ware Professor of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases and of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He received his B.A., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from Brown University, the latter for studies on the hormonal regulation of hepatic glycogenolysis. After internship and residency in internal medicine at Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, he completed postdoctoral training as a Helen Hay Whitney fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in the laboratory of the late Ora Rosen. He was a member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School before moving to the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Birnbaum was recently named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
RESEARCH ABSTRACT SUMMARY:
Morris Birnbaum studies a phylogenetically conserved pathway that mediates the effects of extracellular signals on organismal size and anabolic metabolism.
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