University of Basel , Biochemistry
Graduate School
University of Basel (1988), Biology
Graduate School
University of Basel (1992)

Research Interest

  • Adipocytes
  • Angiogenesis
  • Beta Cells
  • Breast Cancer
  • Intracellular Protein Trafficking


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Inhibition of endotrophin, a cleavage product of collagen VI, confers cisplatin sensitivity to tumours.
Park J, Morley TS, Scherer PE EMBO Mol Med 2013 Apr
Plasma ceramides are elevated in female children and adolescents with type 2 diabetes.
Lopez X, Goldfine AB, Holland WL, Gordillo R, Scherer PE J. Pediatr. Endocrinol. Metab. 2013 Apr 1-4
Selective inhibition of hypoxia-inducible factor 1a ameliorates adipose tissue dysfunction.
Sun K, Halberg N, Khan M, Magalang UJ, Scherer PE Mol. Cell. Biol. 2013 Mar 33 5 904-17
Endotrophin in the tumor stroma: a new therapeutic target for breast cancer?
Park J, Scherer PE Expert Rev Anticancer Ther 2013 Feb 13 2 111-3
Adiponectin promotes functional recovery after podocyte ablation.
Rutkowski JM, Wang ZV, Park AS, Zhang J, Zhang D, Hu MC, Moe OW, Susztak K, Scherer PE J. Am. Soc. Nephrol. 2013 Feb 24 2 268-82
Adipocytes: Impact on tumor growth and potential sites for therapeutic intervention.
Hefetz-Sela S, Scherer PE Pharmacol. Ther. 2013 Jan
The Xbp1s/GalE axis links ER stress to postprandial hepatic metabolism.
Deng Y, Wang ZV, Tao C, Gao N, Holland WL, Ferdous A, Repa JJ, Liang G, Ye J, Lehrman MA, Hill JA, Horton JD, Scherer PE J. Clin. Invest. 2013 Jan 123 1 455-68
Metabolic Roles of Adiponectin
Sun, K., and Scherer, P.E. The Encyclopedia of Biological Chemistry, Lennarz, W.J. and Lane, M.D. (eds.) 2013 Vol. 3 pp. 72-75
Adiponectin: Driver or Passenger on the Road to Insulin Sensitivity?
Ye, R. and Scherer, P.E. Mol. Metabolism 2013 in press
Endotrophin - a Novel Factor Linking Obesity with Aggressive Tumor Growth.
Park J, Scherer PE Oncotarget 2012 Dec

Honors & Awards

  • J. Dennis McGarry Award for Outstanding Healthcare Professional
    American Diabetes Association, North Texas (2012)
  • O’Donnell Award in Medicine
    TAMEST (The Academy of Medicine, Engin. & Science of Texas) (2012)
  • Pfizer Visiting Professorship
    University of Washington, Seattle (2010)
  • Vladimir Nigrovic Award of Excellence
    University of Toledo (2009)
  • Advanced Studies Distinguished Visiting Scholar
    University of Warwick Institute (2008)
  • Texas Stars Award
    University of Texas (2007)
  • Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award
    Lilly Award - American Diabetes Association (2005)
  • Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Trust Research Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology