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

Neuregulin 1-HER axis as a key mediator of hyperglycemic memory effects in breast cancer.
Park J, Sarode VR, Euhus D, Kittler R, Scherer PE Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2012 Dec 109 51 21058-63
Adipose tissue biology and cardiomyopathy: translational implications.
Turer AT, Hill JA, Elmquist JK, Scherer PE Circ. Res. 2012 Dec 111 12 1565-77
Metabolic jet lag when the fat clock is out of sync.
Asterholm IW, Scherer PE Nat. Med. 2012 Dec 18 12 1738-40
Adipocyte-derived endotrophin promotes malignant tumor progression.
Park J, Scherer PE J. Clin. Invest. 2012 Nov 122 11 4243-56
The PPAR?-FGF1 axis: an unexpected mediator of adipose tissue homeostasis.
Sun K, Scherer PE Cell Res. 2012 Oct 22 10 1416-8
MitoNEET-driven alterations in adipocyte mitochondrial activity reveal a crucial adaptive process that preserves insulin sensitivity in obesity.
Kusminski CM, Holland WL, Sun K, Park J, Spurgin SB, Lin Y, Askew GR, Simcox JA, McClain DA, Li C, Scherer PE Nat. Med. 2012 Oct 18 10 1539-49
The cover. Neuroendocrine and endocrine pathways of obesity.
Elmquist JK, Scherer PE JAMA 2012 Sep 308 11 1070-1
Adiponectin: mechanistic insights and clinical implications.
Turer AT, Scherer PE Diabetologia 2012 Sep 55 9 2319-26
Mitochondrial dysfunction in white adipose tissue.
Kusminski CM, Scherer PE Trends Endocrinol. Metab. 2012 Sep 23 9 435-43
Lack of "immunological fitness" during fasting in metabolically challenged animals.
Asterholm IW, McDonald J, Blanchard PG, Sinha M, Xiao Q, Mistry J, Rutkowski JM, Deshaies Y, Brekken RA, Scherer PE J. Lipid Res. 2012 Jul 53 7 1254-67

Honors & Awards

  • J. Dennis McGarry Award for Outstanding Healthcare Professional
    American Diabetes Association, North Texas (2012)
  • OÂ’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