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Columbia Honors Philipp Scherer for Helping to Define Body Fat as Major Endocrine Organ

Philipp E. Scherer, PhD honored with Columbia's top award for excellence in diabetes research for helping create a new understanding of fat and its role in diabetes/ metabolic diseases. He helped transform the scientific concept of fat as an inert storage depot to one of it as an endocrine organ that exerts control over the brain, muscles, and other organs.
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